Lonmin Platinum: Barrie van der Merwe

Barrie van der Merwe was the Chief Financial Officer of Lonmin Platinumfrom 17 May 2016 until 2019.

Barrie van der Merwe is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds a B.Com Honours degree in accounting from the University of Pretoria. He was CFO of Debswana Diamond Company, the world’s leading producer of rough diamonds by value. Prior to this, he held several senior financial management positions with Anglo American Plc and Anglo Platinum, spanning 10 years between 2002 and 2012, the most recent being Head of Finance. In addition, Barrie has held several non-executive directorships, including Morupule Coal Mine Limited between 2013 and 2015 and Wesizwe Platinum Limited between 2013 and 2015. He was appointed CFO of Lonmin Platinum in May 2016. In 2019, he was appointed as the VP of finance at Orica. 

Work
2016 – 2019         Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director, Lonmin Platinum
2012 – 2015         Chief Financial Officer, Debswana Diamond Company
2009 – 2012         Head of Finance, Anglo American Platinum
2008 – 2009         Head of Accounting Services, Anglo American
2006 – 2008         Head of Corporate Accounting, Anglo American Platinum
2002 – 2005         Technical Accounting Manager, Anglo American Platinum
2001 – 2002         Audit Manager, PwC
1998 – 2000         Trainee Accountant, PwC

Education
                                CA (SA)
1994 – 1997         B.Com Hons, Accounting, University of Pretoria

About Lonmin Platinum: Lonmin is a primary producer of Platinum Group Metals. These metals are essential for many industrial applications, especially catalytic converters for internal combustion engine emissions, as well as their widespread use in jewellery and investment. Saleable by-products produced from their PGM mining include Gold, Copper, Nickel, Chrome and Cobalt.

Lonmin reported a revenue of $1.166 billion in 2017 with 24 713 employees.