Pieter Britz MBA, B.EngDirector
Pieter is an industrial engineer with over 25 years of experience as a mining professional, and has served on the board of a number of resource companies in Canada, Australia and China. He is a registered professional engineer, and a member of AusIMM. After spending 13 years in the mining industry in Africa with Kumba Resources, Pieter spent 3 years in investment banking with Royal Bank of Canada, and 10 years as a senior investment professional in private equity with The Sentient Group. Pieter was President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian listed resources company Era Resources Inc. from 2014 to 2017. Pieter is currently a Managing Partner at private equity group Sentient Equity Partners.
Mike de Leeuw CA (Aust, S. Africa), BCom (Hons), M. AFI.Director
Mike is a chartered accountant with approximately 30 years’ experience in the mining and private equity industries and has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Sentient entities since 2001. Prior to this he worked for Deloitte internationally for 6 years. He holds a Master of Applied Finance and Investment and has extensive experience in corporate finance, treasury, risk management, auditing, budgeting and taxation on a global basis.
Nathan Chutas PhD, CPGChief Executive Officer
Nathan joined the Yandera project in 2015 as an Exploration Manager, was appointed General Manager in January 2018 and CEO in March 2019. He has over 20 years of experience in mining and exploration, having worked on a variety of metallic resource projects in the US, Alaska, Mexico, South Africa, and PNG
Irena Al-Shameri CPA, MEconChief Financial Officer
Irena joined Era Resources in May 2016 as a Financial Controller and was appointed CFO in March 2019. She has over 20 years of broad experience in finance and management consulting; started her career with KMPG in East Europe and later held positions with international companies in the Middle East and Australia mainly in the resources sector.