The Managing Director is Dr Hannelie de Beer. Dr de Beer graduated in 1994 from RAU with a PhD (Chemistry). In 2003 she was awarded an MBA from Henley Management College, UK. She is registered with SACNASP (SA Council for Natural Scientific Professions) as a Professional Natural Scientist.
She started her career as a scientist at Mintek, after which she moved to Anglovaal/Avmin and became the Laboratory Manager at the Group Research Facility. Notable achievements during her stay at Avmin includes the Accreditation of the Laboratory to ISO 27015, assisting an Avmin laboratory in Zambia to conform to ISO 17025 requirements and the introduction of a Cobalt Chemical Business Operation within Avmin, from lab-scale concept to commercialization.
Other employment includes serving as a Laboratory and Quality Manager at Ruashi Mining, Laboratory and Production Manager at Teal Mining and Explorations, and Technical Director at MetQuest, a marketing and market-development company, specializing in metal chemicals.
She is also the managing director for Tramecon (Pty) Ltd, a company which she established in 2007 and which focusses on the design, equipping and commissioning of new mineral laboratories, internationally. The company has successfully commissioned multiple facilities in Zambia and the DRC and is currently involved in two projects – one in the DRC and the other In Armenia.
Dr de Beer has written 8 Academic Publications, 13 Technical Publications, and has delivered a number of regional and international presentations. She is a Corporate Member of the SA Chemical Institute and a Fellow member of the Geological Society of South Africa.