BSc (Hons), PhD (Geology), University of the Witwatersrand; MBA, Warwick Business School (UK); PrSciNat
Richard Stewart, currently Executive Vice President: Business Development, has been appointed Group COO effective 1 December 2020. Richard has more than 20 years’ experience in South Africa’s geological and mining industries and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa and a Registered Natural Scientist. He joined the Group in 2014, and has contributed significantly to a successful and value-accretive acquisition strategy. Prior to joining Sibanye-Stillwater, he served on the Gold One Executive Committee where his last appointment was Executive Vice President: Technical Services. Prior to this Richard served as CEO of Goliath Gold Limited, held management positions at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Mining Technology division, Shango Solutions (where he remains a director) and Uranium One, and was an investment consultant for African Global Capital Proprietary Limited.