Pan African Resources: Deon Louw

Deon Louw has been Financial Director of Pan African Resources since March 2005. He is also an Executive Director.

Deon has extensive finance and business experience, which includes investment banking, and advisory and business administration in the finance and mining sectors. He has held the posts of Financial Director of Sentula Mining Limited, CFO of Shanduka Coal, Director of Resource Finance Advisers and Head of Resource Structured Finance at Investec Bank. Deon was appointed as Financial Director of Pan African Resources on 1 March 2015. He holds multiple degrees and is a CA.

He describes himself as having good commercial acumen, strategic insight and entrepreneurial flair, which, in conjunction with his ability to identify and analyse commercial opportunities has added substantial value to the organisations that he has been involved with in the past. 

Work
2005 – Present    Financial Director, Pan African Resources
2014 – 2015        Financial Consultant, Qinisele Resources 
2007 – 2014        Financial Director and CFO, Sentula Mining 
2005 – 2007        CFO, Shanduka Coal (Pty) Ltd
2003 – 2005        Director, Resource Finance Advisers (Pty) Ltd
1993 – 2003        Head - Mining Finance, Investec Bank
1991 – 1993        Professional Assistant, Finans Bank
1988 – 1991        Articled Clerk, EY

Education
1999 – 2001          Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute
1996 – 1996          Corporate Law and Taxation Law, Charles Sturt University
1996 – 1996          Certificate in Treasury Management, UNISA
1991 – 1992          Higher Diploma in Tax Law, University of Witswatersrand 
1988 – 1988          Bachelor of Accounting Science, Honours UNISA
1983 – 1987          Bachelor degree in Accountancy, University of Stellenbosch 

About Pan African Resources: Pan African Resources PLC is a South African based precious metals mining group which produces in excess of 200,000oz of gold and 8,000oz of PGM’s per annum. The company is listed on the JSE and AIM, with operations in gold and platinum group metals. Listed in Johannesburg and London, Pan African Resources is a mid-tier African-focused precious metals producer 

In 2017, the company had 3 932 employees and revenue was as follows: gold R2 925.3 million, PGE operations R82.2 million, coal operations R432.8.