Bushveld Minerals appoints Tanyaradzwa Chikanza as new finance director

Tanya is set to play a significant role in Bushveld Minerals as it enters into the next stage of its growth.

Bushveld Minerals announced on Tuesday, 1 October, that it has appointed Tanyaradzwa “Tanya” Chikanza as its new finance director with immediate effect. 

Tanya, a qualified chartered accountant, has extensive experience in managing publicly listed companies' relationships with financial markets. 

In a statement, Bushveld Minerals said that Tanya brings a global and market-facing perspective to her role at Bushveld Minerals through her 30 years in international equity and debt capital markets, strategy, corporate finance and audit.

Tanya joins the company after nine years at Lonmin. As executive vice president of strategy, investor relations and communication, she led and participated in the raising of approximately US$1.4 billion in equity, and arrangement of significant debt facilities. In addition, she oversaw the company’s acquisition by Sibanye-Stillwater.

Prior to joining Lonmin, Tanya was executive director at Smith’s Corporate Advisory in London and vice president of corporate finance at JP Morgan Cazenove in London. She started her professional career as an auditor with Coopers and Lybrand in Harare and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe

About her appointment, Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo said: 

"We are delighted to welcome a person of Tanya's calibre in the finance director position. She has a deep understanding of the South African mining industry; is versed in the intricacies of various financial markets, and has experience in engaging debt and equity investors. She joins at a very important time in the company's evolution and will play a significant role as we enter the next stage of growth and development. We look forward to working with her as we build Bushveld Minerals into the leading, innovative company we aspire to be."

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