Head for Still­wa­ter team ap­pointed

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SIBANYE Gold has an­nounced Chris Bate­man as ex­ec­u­tive vice-pres­i­dent of the US re­gion to head and lead the team at the Still­wa­ter Oper­a­tions. In May, Sibanye com­pleted the ac­qui­si­tion of Still­wa­ter, the US’s sole provider of plat­inum and pal­la­dium, for $2.2 bil­lion (R28.71bn), in a bid to cre­ate a pre­mier global pre­cious me­tals miner. Bate­man has served as chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer at Still­wa­ter Min­ing Com­pany since 2014. Prior to that, he worked for more than 18 years in the min­ing in­dus­try, gain­ing broad and di­verse ex­pe­ri­ence in the plat­inum, pal­la­dium, cop­per, ura­nium, di­a­monds and in­dus­trial min­er­als sec­tors. Bate­man also served as chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer at Turquoise Hill, Rio Tinto di­a­monds and min­er­als prod­uct group, Rio Tinto iron and ti­ta­nium prod­uct group and en­ergy re­sources of Aus­tralia. He has served on the boards of Richards Bay Min­er­als in South Africa, Oyu Tol­goi cop­per mine in Mon­go­lia and QIT Mada­gas­car Min­er­als in Mada­gas­car. Sibanye said out­go­ing Still­wa­ter chief ex­ec­u­tive, Mick McMullen, will tran­si­tion into the role of tech­ni­cal ad­vi­sor un­til year end, 2018. – ANA

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