Adrian Bock joined Beacon Hill in March 2014 from TransAfrica Capital, an Africa focused Private Equity company. Adrian is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience in Corporate Finance, mergers and acquisitions, change management as well as operations and risk management. Adrian gained practical experience in the United Kingdom, working for amongst others, Accenture and Deutsche Bank. Most recent accomplishments include being the lead Director in successfully raising ZAR 165 million from DFI’s to be deployed in the Loan Book of Trustco Group Holdings as well as lead Director to the listing of Trustco’s ZAR 1 billion bond program on the JSE.
Mac van der Merwe has been appointed Operations Manager Rail effective from 1 March 2013. Mac brings a wealth of rail and port experience to complement the emerging Minas Moatize rail operation. Mac is a professional Civil Engineer with coal trading qualifications from Oxford University and an honours degree in Civil Engineering from University of Pretoria. Over the past thirty years, Mac has held various positions in rail and port most recently as a consultant in Rail and Port at BHP Billiton. Prior to this Mac was Project Manager Rail and Port at CIC Energy for the 1,400km Trans Kalahari Railway project linking Botswana with the Port of Walvis Bay where he completed conceptual and pre-feasibility studies. Mac has previously worked for COALlink/Orex as a Business/Commercial Manager and as Project Leader for the Eskom Majuba Power Station rail projects. He has also held various senior positions at Transnet freight rail.
Lynette is responsible for the entire marketing and logistics function which includes the Beira Port. She is based at head office in Gauteng. Lynette was appointed on 1 March 2013. Lynette has invaluable experience in all aspects of coal marketing and the logistics value chain. She completed her B. Com. Marketing degree from the University of Pretoria.Lynette has been in the mining industry since 1999 where she started with Metorex Coal Division, responsible for all domestic marketing and logistics for four collieries and a siding. After the Shanduka Coal buy out of the Metorex in 2006, she worked closely with Glencore International.
Ric is responsible for Minas Moatize's Corporate, Social and Political functions in Mozambique. In addition, Ric is playing a key role representing MML at the Mozambique Government. Since the signing of the Mining Contract, the Mozambique Government is a stakeholder in MML. Ric is an Australian Chartered Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the mining sector, having held senior operational and corporate management roles involving both open-pit and underground operations. A Mozambican national and a respected mining engineer well known within the Mozambican mining industry and government circles, Ric gained experience of the Moatize coal fields early in his career. Ric has also worked in Portugal, Papua New Guinea and Australia, latterly as Group Chief Mining Engineer at ASX listed Aditya Birla Minerals Limited.