Peet Snyders is a mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in coal, iron ore, chrome, diamonds, platinum and gold. Mr Snyders is a non-executive director of Exxaro Resources, one of the largest South African diversified resources companies with operations spanning the globe and a market capitalisation of c. $4bn and more than 7,200 employees. He has held corporate and operational general manager roles with a number of major companies, and was chief operating officer with a number of junior coal mining companies. Mr Snyders was a key member in the founding of Riversdale Mining and led the successful expansion and turnaround of its anthracite business. He has expertise in all forms of mechanized coal mining, including a specialisation in narrow seam mining. Mr Snyders holds a BEng (Mining), a Diploma in Marketing Management, MCom in Business Management, and a Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competence.