Management

Ms. Emma Oosthuizen
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Emma Oosthuizen is a senior finance executive with a track record of capable leadership in publicly traded international mining companies. Prior to her current role, Emma was the CFO of First Uranium Corporation, a TSX listed company with a dual listing on the JSE, with mining assets in South Africa. Prior to these roles Emma also worked for Simmer and Jack Mines, Ltd, Randgold & Exploration Company Ltd and the South African Revenue Services. Emma is a Chartered Accountant (SAICA).

Mr. Graham Du Preez
Chief Financial Officer
Graham Du Preez is a senior finance executive with a track record of capable leadership in publicly traded international mining companies, currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Alloycorp Mining Inc. (formally Avanti Mining Inc.), a position which he will continue to hold. Prior to his current role, Graham was the Executive Vice President of Uranium One Inc. which was a listed company with assets in multiple countries and listings on both the TSX and JSE. Prior to these roles Graham worked for Investec, PwC and CSTIM Consulting. Graham is a Chartered Accountant (SAICA Reg), H Dip (Tax), BComm (Acc) Hons and has completed courses in Geology, Mining and Mineral Processing for the Investment Community. Graham is seconded to BCD.

Mr. Kevern Mattison
General Manager – Buffalo Coal Dundee Operations
Mr. Mattison is a professional certificated Mining Engineer with more than 24 years of coal mining experience. Previously, Mr. Mattison was with Anglo American, where he started his coal mining career at its New Denmark Colliery in 1989. He progressed through the ranks and worked at most of the Anglo American Thermal Coal operations namely New Denmark Colliery, New Vaal Colliery, Arnot Colliery, Kriel Colliery, Bank Colliery, Isbonelo Colliery and Goedehoop Colliery. Prior to joining Buffalo Coal in 2011 Mr. Mattison was Manager Mining at Kleinkopje Colliery. Mr. Mattison has experience in both underground as well as opencast operations and has managed operations covering a wide spectrum of mining methods. He is currently chairman of SACMA for 2017.

Mr. Bill Lamont
Sales and Marketing Manager
Mr. Lamont is a coal marketing specialist with more than 30 years experience. He most recently operated as an independent consultant, and was until early 2011 employed as Managing Director of Mhlatuze Bay Coal Administrators, a company set up to assist junior coal mining companies with their export endeavours. His previous positions include director of the Transvaal Coal Owners Association and marketing with Rand Mines (now Billiton Energy Coal South Africa).
His marketing responsibilities have varied from direct marketing and price negotiation with export customers, through technical product support with both consumers and production units. He was also a member, at various times, of the technical and operations committees of Richards Bay Coal Terminal, as well as an alternate (active) board membership. Mr. Lamont’s undergraduate studies were in geology and he received his Masters in Business from the University of South Africa.