M.Plan International Limited (M.Plan) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Jacobs, Derick de Wit, and Dr. Christian Graf to its Board of Directors. M.Plan would also like to announce that Jane Spooner has stepped down as Director and Co-Chairman of M.Plan, effective March 31, 2020. M.Plan is indebted to Jane for everything she has done for the Company and are thankful for her continuing support. Reiner Haus will retain his position and become the sole Chairman of M.Plan.
Christopher Jacobs, CEng, MIMMM, MBA, is a mining economist and Vice President of Micon International Limited (Micon). Mr. Jacobs is a chartered engineer and holds an MBA. He has almost 40 years of experience in the management of mineral exploration, project development and mining operations, including positions as exploration and mining geologist for Anglo American, executive director of Cluff Resources Zimbabwe and AmZim Gold Mines and as Manager – Strategic Planning, Anglo Platinum, South Africa.
Derick de Wit, MBA, PMP, Pr Tech Eng (Chem Eng), AusIMM(CP), SAIMM, is a Principal Process Engineer and Senior Project Manager of Micon. Mr. de Wit has over 20 years’ experience in the development of projects throughout Africa and Canada from geological exploration, through the different feasibility phases, receipt of legislative permits and licences and implementation. He has also acted as a competent valuator to determine the economic value of a wide range of mineral properties and is fully versed in securities exchange compliance across numerous jurisdictions.
Christian Graf, PhD, is the Business Unit Director of dorfner ANZAPLAN. Dr. Graf has over 10 years of process engineering, material development and business management experience in the field of high value inorganic materials with a background in batteries and vanadium processing. He is an expert in mineral phase equilibria and thermodynamic modelling. Dr. Graf has direct knowledge of product and portfolio management and technical marketing, and experience in finance and economics.