Tom Dale

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"Mr Dale was appointed CEO and a director of Platmin on December 1, 2009. He started his mining career with JCI in 1973 and was awarded the prestigious Ronnie Wilton Scholarship in 1979. During his 15-year career with JCI, he held senior line management positions at the Randfontein Estates and Western Areas gold mines and Tavistock collieries. In 1987, he joined a stockbroking firm at the JSE, becoming a rated gold analyst the following year and head of investment research thereafter. In 1991 Mr Dale joined the industrial minerals division of Gencor, where he was subsequently appointed financial director and then managing director of the gold division. After the merger of the gold assets of Gencor and GFSA to form Gold Fields Ltd, he was appointed as managing director of that company and led the team which turned it around to profitability. In 2000, Mr Dale joined Mopani Copper Mines in Zambia as CEO for a 20-month contract. Immediately prior to joining Platmin, he was the CEO of Sallies, a local fluorspar producer."[1]

"A father of three sons, Dale is a country-sports man, farming on the Vaal river at weekends. He also enjoys music, having invested in more than 20 guitars, albeit with little time in which to play them, and reads the works of psychologist Carl Jung." [1]


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  1. Platmin Board, organizational web page, accessed May 18, 2013.