Senior Operating Partner // Johannesburg
Jos spent 28 years with Rio Tinto Exploration (RTX) and eight years as General Manager of Exploration in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. He has also served as a director on the boards of a number of Rio Tinto exploration companies operating in Southern Africa.
Jos brings to the Management Team a wealth of mining experience having been involved in projects from grassroots exploration to bulk sampling and feasibility studies in assessing the economic potential of various commodities in a wide range of geological environments.
Post Rio Tinto, Jos has discovered and developed a number of projects in Alaska, Angola, Central African Republic, DRC, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Commodity exposure include diamonds (alluvial, kimberlite pipes and offshore (sea) diamonds), coal, copper, lead, zinc, tin, sandstone hosted uranium (karoo), gold, chrome and platinum group metal projects.
He recently worked for Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD/VALE) carrying out project generation on the African continent for base metals, precious metals and precious stones.
Jos has a Bsc. in Geology and is a fellow member of the Geological Society of South Africa.