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Board of Directors

Mr Anthony Viljoen

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BA Mgt, Pg Dip FBI – Chief Executive Officer

Mr Viljoen is a mining entrepreneur and founding shareholder and director of VM Investment Company (Pty) Ltd, a principal investments and advisory company with a bias towards mining exploration.

Mr Viljoen has been responsible for the establishment and project development of a number of junior mining companies across Africa.

Mr Viljoen has a finance and investment banking background with Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital in London and Loita Capital Partners, a pan African investment banking firm, in their Structured Trade and Project Finance division.

Mr Viljoen graduated from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg with a Bachelor of Business and Agricultural Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma of Finance Banking and Investment Management.

During the past three years, Mr Viljoen has also served as a director of AIM listed Bushveld Minerals Limited (2012 – Present). 


Mr Ryan Rockwood


BA, MA, MEng Cantab – Executive Director

Ryan Rockwood is an experienced mining sector professional and focused on mergers, acquisitions, equity and debt financings for over 5 years before joining Lemur as an executive. Prior to 2007, he spent many years in operations management, consulting and working for the leading mining companies. Mr Rockwood has successfully led profit improvement engagements for coal, iron ore, copper and gold operations. His international experience includes living and working in the UK, USA, Australia, South Africa and South East Asia.

Mr Rockwood holds a First Class Degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge where he was a Commonwealth and Christ’s Scholar. He also holds a First Class Masters in Manufacturing and Management in 1999 from the University of Cambridge.



Mr Fortune Mojapelo

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B.S.c.  – Non Executive Director

Mr Mojapelo is a mining entrepreneur and founding shareholder of VM Investment (Pty) Ltd, a principal investments and advisory company focusing on mining projects in Africa. VM Investment currently manages Lemur’s exploration programme in Madagascar. Fortune has played a leading role in the origination, establishment and project development of several junior mining companies in Africa including New Kush Exploration and Mining (Gold in South Sudan), Greenhills Resources (Tin), Bushveld Resources Limited (Iron-Ore), New Horizon Minerals (Iron Ore), Bushveld Platinum Limited (PGMs) and Eagle Resources Limited (Uranium). He is currently Chief Executive Officer of AIM listed Bushveld Minerals Limited.

Fortune graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B.Sc. (Actuarial Science). He has previously worked at the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company as a consultant, where he worked on corporate strategy and organisational development in several sectors in South Africa and Nigeria.



Ms Shannon Coates

 SCPhoto 2012

BA  – Non Executive Director

Ms Coates holds a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University and has over 17 years’ experience in corporate law and compliance. Ms Coates is a Chartered Secretary and currently acts as Company Secretary to several ASX and AIM listed companies and unlisted companies, the majority of which operate in the mineral resources and oil and gas industries, both in Australia and internationally.

Ms Coates is Legal and Compliance Counsel to Perth based corporate advisory firm Evolution Capital Partners, which specialises in the provision of corporate services to ASX and AIM listed companies.  


Mines & Money - Dec 2014

CEO, Anthony Viljoen is interviewed at London, Mines & Money. Please click here to see the clip.

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