John Smithies appointed to the board

Northam boosts its technical know-how

Johannesburg, Thursday 10 November 2016. Northam Platinum is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr JG (John) Smithies to the company’s board with effect from 1 January 2017.

Mr Smithies, a former chief executive at Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) is a mining engineer with 28 years’ experience.  He held a number of key senior management positions at Implats, including that of director of operations.

Northam chief executive Paul Dunne said today “John Smithies has a wealth of technical and mining experience in the South African PGM mining industry.  We look forward to sharing some of his wisdom.”

Mr Smithies will be a non-executive independent director on the Northam board.

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