Rod joined Moolmans in June 2023 as the Operations Director and, owing to his remarkable contributions to the company, he was promoted to the role of Managing Director in September 2023.
Rod brings a wealth of experience to his role, with a career spanning over thirty years in the mining sector, encompassing various countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, and New Zealand.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Cumbria (UK) and a host of other engineering related qualifications. He has held senior positions including directorships at Thiess Australia, Majwe Mining Joint Venture, Thiess South Africa, Felix Resources and White Mining.
Reg was appointed Financial Director for Moolmans in September 2020. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the Construction and Heavy Industry.
Reg’s journey with the Aveng Group began in March 2019 when he served as the Finance Director of Grinaker-LTA. After the sale of Grinaker-LTA in November 2019, as part of Aveng’s strategic action plan, Reg took on the role of leading the Aveng Project Management Office. This office was established to systematically address and close out various aspects and risks associated with residual contracts, assets, and businesses, all aimed at minimizing Aveng’s risk exposure.
Before joining the Aveng Group, Reg held the position of CFO at Black Rhino Group, a Blackstone Portfolio company primarily focused on developing large power infrastructure projects in Africa. Prior to that, Reg spent 11 years at Alstom, a French multinational, where he held various roles, including Southern African CFO, MD, and Deputy CEO positions. His extensive experience encompasses both commercial and financial expertise, particularly in challenging environments and on significant projects in the energy and rail transport sectors.
Reg is a registered Chartered Accountant with an Honours Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa. His tenure at Moolmans will see him continuing to enhance financial discipline, introducing more structure, strategic thinking, and expertise to the organisation.
Human Resource Executive
Tumi joined Moolmans in July 2023 as the Human Resources Executive.
She has been in the HR field for a period of twenty-six years in a generalist role, seventeen of which was at management level.
Tumi has studied at various learning institutions such as the University of Johannesburg, Southern Business School and Henley Business School South Africa. She started her HR career in 1997 in the government sector working for various departments such as Health, Social Development, and the Provincial Shared Services Center. She later joined the Engineering field in the year 2000 heading HR departments for South African based UK Company subsidiaries such as David Brown Gear Industries and Clyde Bergemann Africa.
Tumi then joined the Mining Qualifications Authority heading their Human Resource Department for several years until 2018, prior to taking an opportunity with Murray and Roberts Cementation as the Human Resource Director serving on the Board until the end of June 2023.
Rob holds a BTech degree in Mining Engineering, which he earned from the University of Johannesburg. With a wealth of experience in diverse operational and technical management positions, he has worked in both open-cut and underground mining settings.
Rob embarked on his professional journey at AngloGold Ashanti and steadily climbed the ranks in South Africa’s deep-level gold mining industry, acquiring certifications as a Mine Overseer and Mine Manager along the way. His tenure with Moolmans began in 2007 when he joined as a Planning Manager on the Phoenix nickel contract in Botswana. Subsequently, he earned a promotion to the position of Production Manager.
In 2010, Rob briefly pursued a consultancy role in Johannesburg but returned to Moolmans in 2011, taking on responsibilities that included tendering for new business and overseeing technical and planning aspects. His dedication and contributions led to his appointment to the Executive Committee in 2012, and by 2015, he assumed the role of New Business Executive for Moolmans.
In 2022, Rob further advanced his career by taking on the role of Operations Executive, where he played a pivotal role in managing the Tshipi manganese contract. As of September 2023, he has been promoted to the position of Operations Director.
Rob is an active member of the Association of Mine Managers South Africa (AMMSA) and the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM).
Strategy and Tendering Executive
Anton Cilliers was appointed as Estimating Executive in September 2022, and his responsibilities have recently expanded to encompass business development strategy. Anton comes to us from Basil Read Mining, where he served as Contracts Director for nearly a decade, starting in 2014. Prior to that, he held various key roles at MCC Group, including Contracts Manager and Contract Director, and at Murray & Roberts (Concor Opencast) as Contracts Director and General Manager for Opencast Mining.
With over three decades of experience in open-cast mining, Anton possesses extensive knowledge in tender preparations, launching new mining operations, surveying, site and project management, material extraction and materials handling, civil construction, plant fleet management, and quality control. His expertise spans a wide range of commodities both within and outside of South Africa.
Anton’s qualifications include a National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, Opencast Blasting certificate, and the completion of a Contract Management Programme (CMP) offered by the University of Stellenbosch.
Hendrick Olie Matjila
Hendrick joined Moolmans in October 2020. He has over 28 years’ experience in the mining sector, fulfilling various diverse technical, managerial and executives roles. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgy from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA from De Montfort University. His wealth of experience in the mining industry and the broad range of skills accumulated through the years adds unique and valuable expertise to the Moolmans leadership team.