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About Us


Gerrie Jordaan - Chief Executive Officer

Gerrie was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Middlemount in March 2012. He is a Mining Engineer with more than 40 years of experience in coal, gold, base metals and diamond mining.  Gerrie has a proven track record in the planning, development, implementation, operation and management of large-scale surface and underground mining operations and projects in South Africa, Botswana and Australia.  He has worked in various capacities in the industry, including that of Project Director and General Manager for BHP Billiton, Thiess and Peabody.

Darren Cuthbertson - SSE & General Manager

Darren was appointed as SSE & General Manger of Middlemount Mine in March 2017. Darren has worked in medium to large scale surface mining operations and projects for the last 25 years. Darren moved from mining management positions to now executive management.

Ben-Louis Ludik - Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Ben-Louis joined Middlemount in January 2016 as CFO and Company Secretary. He is an experienced CFO and Company Secretary with local and international listed companies across different mineral commodities. He has been a member of the ICAA/SAICA since 1998 and a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute of Australia since 2013. Ben-Louis holds masters' degrees in financial accounting and auditing, a post graduate degree in logistic management and a graduate diploma of applied corporate governance.