Pilbara iron ore developer Iron Ore Holdings has appointed Oakajee Port and Rail executive Alwyn Vorster as CEO.
Mr Vorster is a highly regarded mining professional who has held senior positions with global companies in technical and commercial roles. He joins IOH from his current role as director business development of OPR, the company tasked to develop a new rail and port in the Mid-West of Western Australia. He previously held senior roles with Kumba Resources (a subsidiary of Anglo American), and Rio Tinto Iron Ore.
The Chairman of IOH, Mr Mal Randall, said IOH has built a substantial Mineral Resource position in the last few years, and the Company will now focus on the commercialisation of the assets. He expressed the Board’s satisfaction at attracting a candidate of Mr Vorster’s calibre and experience.
“IOH’s value adding opportunities include elements across the total mining supply chain. Alwyn has demonstrated capabilities and experience spanning iron ore geology, mining, infrastructure access, shipping and marketing & sales. His experience, broad industry credibility and particularly his energetic management approach will complement the skills profile of the IOH Board.”
Mr Vorster said that while he has enjoyed working on the OPR project with a professional team of people, he looks forward to leading an ASX listed company
at an exciting stage of its development.
“IOH has an exciting resource and tenement holding, and I look forward to working with the experienced IOH Board members to realise the inherent value of the Company”.
Mr Vorster’s appointment will fill the role vacated by the resignation of Mr Matt Rimes in August this year. Mr Randall will continue to act as Executive Chairman until the effective date of Mr Vorster’s appointment.