Master Drilling Group: André van Deventer

André van Deventer has been the Chief Financial Officer of Master Drilling Group since 2002. He is also an Executive Director.

André van Deventer joined Master Drilling as a Financial Manager in October 2001 and was promoted to Financial Director in 2002. He has been an Executive Director of Master Drilling Group Ltd since 4 December 2011. Prior to joining Master Drilling, he served as an Accountant at Gericke, Rademeyer & Newton Walker Chartered Accounts from 1995 to 1999 and then as Financial Manager at Beefmaster (Pty) Ltd from 1999 to 2001. He not only serves as the Director of Master Drilling (Pty) Ltd, but also of Drilling Technical Services (Pty) Ltd, Drillcorp Africa (Pty) Ltd, DNA Developments (Pty) Ltd and Nicaud Companies 127 (Pty) Ltd. He earned Bachelor of Accounting from University of Potchefstroom in 1998. He us a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) from SAICA in 2000. 

Work
2011 – Present    Executive Director, Master Drilling Group Ltd
2001 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, Master Drilling Group Ltd
1999 – 2001         Financial Manager, Beefmaster (Pty) Ltd
1995 – 1999         Accountant, Gericke, Rademeyer & Newton Walker Chartered                                      Accounts

Education
2000                      CA(SA), SAICA
1994 - 1998          B.Acc, NWU

About Master Drilling Group Ltd: Master Drilling is recognised as a world leader in the raisebore drilling services industry. Master Drilling provides specialised drilling services to blue-chip major and mid-tier companies in the mining, civil engineering and energy sectors, across a number of commodities. Master Drilling was established in 1986 in South Africa and listed on the JSE in December 2012. The head group office is located in Fochville, Gauteng, South Africa.  Master Drilling comprises two main operational sub-groups – South African operations and international operations. The South African operations are managed from Fochville through three subsidiary companies – Master Drilling South Africa (the raisebore business), Master Drilling Exploration (the slim drilling business) and Drilling Technical Services (responsible for the engineering support for the raisebore and slim drilling businesses in South Africa and abroad). The international raisebore operations as managed abroad include entities in Latin America, Africa and Europe.  The Chilean, Peruvian, Brazilian, and Mexican entities maintain both operational and engineering facilities. The international footprint also now includes operations in Guatemala, Ecuador, DRC and Ireland. Group engineering support is also provided from South Africa and China, servicing several international locations.

Master Drilling reported a revenue of $118.102 million for 2016 with 2 099 employees.