Robert Van Niekerk (54) Executive Vice President: SA PGM operations National Higher Diploma (Metalliferous Mining), Technikon WitwatersrandBSc (Mining Engineering), University of the WitwatersrandSouth African Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency Robert van Niekerk was recently appointed to this position. Previously he served as Executive Vice President: SA PGM operations (from July 2017), Divisional CEO: Platinum and Executive Vice President: Organisational Effectiveness. Prior to joining Sibanye-Stillwater (in February 2013), he was the Senior Vice President and Group Technical Head of Mining at Gold Fields. He previously occupied several senior operational and executive management positions at Harmony, Anglo American Platinum Limited, Uranium One and Gold One. Robert began his mining career in 1982 as a Learner Official and progressed through the ranks at a number of South African underground and surface mining operations locally and outside of South Africa.