Maelgwyn Mineral Services Personnel
Board of Directors
- Michael Battersby
- Dr Rainer Imhof
- Peter Sullivan
- Christopher Bate (Company Secretary)
Graduate of the University of Wales, UK (Mineral Processing) and Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia (Innovation & Enterprise) with many years’ experience in remote site operations with Anglo American, De Beers, Robertson Research and Billiton Australia. Subsequently responsible for equipment sales management with KHD Humboldt Wedag AG, Germany. Specialises in new product and business development. Chartered Engineer, Member of IMM (London), AusIMM and SME.
Managing Director of the following associated companies; Maelgwyn Mineral Services (UK) Ltd, Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa (Pty) Ltd, Maelgwyn Australia (Pty) Ltd, Greenhills Technologies International Ltd
Dr Rainer Imhof
PhD graduate from University of Clausthal, Germany (Mineral Processing) with over 30 years design, R&D and management experience in coal and non-ferrous process industries. Specialised in pneumatic flotation, jigging, electrowinning and aeration technologies. Holds a number of patents in the above. Chairman of GDMB (German mining association) flotation technical committee.
Peter has a BSc in Mining Engineering from Nottingham University and an MSc from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is the principal of Euromin Ltd, a Portuguese based engineering consultancy. Peter has extensive experience in coal, hard rock and alluvial mining in Africa. He spent seven years as a project manager with the South African Chamber of Mines Research. He has over fifteen years experience in diamond mining and recovery in Angola culminating in the position of General Manager – Operations for the largest diamond producer. Peter is the Operations Manager for MMS, Director of Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa (Pty) Ltd and Director of Greenhills Technologies International Ltd.
Christopher Bate LLB
MMS Company Secretary
Commercial lawyer specialising in the resources industry. Experienced as legal advisor to companies, including PLC’s. Regularly consults to mining, exploration and petroleum corporations in the area of company and commercial law.
Steve has a BSc in Minerals Technology from the Royal School of Mines ,Imperial College, London and over 28 years experience in minerals processing. He spent 24 years in a variety of metallurgical management positions with AngloGold Ashanti in South Africa up to the level of Metallurgical Manager. He was then seconded to Rand Refinery Ltd where he was again employed in several positions including an extended period of 9 months as acting Managing Director. He then returned to the UK in October 2008 to join a project management company Aker Solutions before joining Maelgwyn in November 2009.
Steve is a registered Chartered Engineer(C Eng) in the UK and Professional Engineer (Pr Eng) in South Africa and a member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Mine Metallurgical Managers Association where he has served on council as a regional representative and as President.
Technical Sales Manager
Heiner has an MSc in Process Engineering from the University of Cologne and a degree in Environmental Engineering and Water Treatment from the Technical University Braunschweig. He spent 16 years with KHD Humboldt Wedag AG in various positions covering R&D, process engineering and project management. Heiner has had positions as Head of the Engineering Department with Krupp Fordertechnik GmbH, Head of Sales and Projects with Sutco GmbH and five years as Project Manager with Burgess-Manning GmbH all dealing with process equipment.
Richard Mark Battersby
Manager – Metallurgical Operations
Mark has a degree in Mineral Processing from Cardiff University and over 30 years experience in the mineral processing, mining and engineering industry. He has been Senior Metallurgist for Nchanga Consolidated Copper Mines in Zambia and Senior Plant Metallurgist and Production Manager for AngloGold in South Africa. Mark has been Manager of a number of engineering businesses and for 14 years ran his own auto-engineering company in Johannesburg which he sold in 2005. Following this he was employed as Assistant Head of Metallurgy and Engineering for SML in Angola, mining diamonds. Mark joined MMS in March 2008 as Manager of Metallurgical Operations.
Bookkeeper – Admin
Aleksandra has a BA in Management Accounting from the University of Glamorgan, Wales. She has already partly qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is currently studying to become a Chartered Certified Accountant with ACCA. Prior to joining Maelgwyn she gained broad experience in a range of positions covering accountancy, general administration and human resource roles. Aleksandra is also a native polish speaker.