Diamond company takes on Linnell

Richard Linnell has been elected non-executive director of the West Perth-based diamond miner Namakwa Diamond Company NL’s board.

Mr Linnell – who is based in Johannesburg – has acted for Namakwa as a consultant over the past year.

He retired from a full-time role at BHP Billiton three years ago. Prior to that he was general manager of the manganese division of Samancor, a joint venture between Billiton PLC and the Anglo American Corporation.

Mr Linnell is a non-executive director of BHP Billiton SA Ltd. He is a board director of the Businessmap Foundation and a non-executive chairman of Gold Mines of Algeria and Enor, as well as sitting on the board of GRD Minproc SA Ltd.

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