The Team2019-02-07T10:42:31+00:00

Meet The Team

Co-Founder

Dennis Tucker

Qualifications:

  • University of Witwatersrand (BSc Mining Engineer )
  • Mine Managers Certificate of Competency
  • Registered Professional Engineer

Relevant Experience:

Dennis has been involved in the full spectrum of mining related experience from mine management to project evaluation.

  • 1984–1990: Miner to Mine manager (Stilfontein & St Helena).
  • 1990–1997: At Fleming Martin, Dennis worked as a stockbroker and mining research analyst during which time he was rated #1 in his field.
  • 1997–2003: Ran his own corporate finance boutique providing corporate finance advice to mining companies and gaining significant BEE experience with companies including Mvelaphanda, Khumo Bathong and Khumama Platinum.
  • 2003–2006: Responsible for global resource Corporate Finance at Investec and was involved in several high profile deals for clients including Harmony, ARM, JCI, Merafe, Messina and Mittal SA.
  • 2007: Initiated Qinisele Resources.
Co- Founder

Andrew Brady

Qualifications

  • University of Witwatersrand (B.Com PDM)

Relevant experience

  • Andrew has fifteen years resource corporate finance and two years private equity experience.  During this time he has been involved in all aspects of mining transactions from listings and capital raising to project finance, joint venture negotiation and strategic advice.  He has also gained valuable business experience in starting up new companies and managing business from a private equity perspective.
  • 1998–1999; 2002–2003: The Corner House, a boutique resource sector advisory business where he  worked as a corporate financier.
  • 2000–2001: Theta Investments, a private equity business where he focussed on financial services within the mining industry.
  • 2004–2006: Part of the Investec resources corporate finance team where he was involved in the complete spectrum of investment banking transactions. Clients included Anglo, Xstrata, Harmony, ARM, JCI, Simmer & Jack, Wesizwe. Andrew was also seconded to the Investec Sydney office for seven months to expand Investec’s resource corporate finance reach into Australasia.
  • 2007: Initiated Qinisele Resources
Partner

Gudani Sivhabu

Qualifications

  • University of the Witwatersrand (B Sc. Mining Engineering and PDM)

Relevant experience

  • Gudani has over sixteen years of experience in the mining industry working in mine operations, mine planning and mine consulting (EPCM). He has operational experience in both surface and underground mining operations. His mining consulting experience is in gold, platinum, copper, manganese, limestone and granite commodities.
  • 2000-2002: From Learner Official level to Production Supervisory level at Goldfields Limited’s Driefontein Mine
  • 2003: Conducted  an ore dilution management project and assisting the Mine Manager at Goldfields Limited’s Damang Mine in Ghana
  • 2004: Mine planning for Goldfields Limited’s Kloof  Mine focusing on both short term and long term mine design and scheduling
  • 2005 Mine Overseer at Kloof Gold Mine
  • 2006-2008: Mining engineering and project management at TWP Consulting (Now WorleyParsons SA) responsible for project delivery on vast commodities in different stages. Clients included Amplats, Norilisk Nickel, PPC, BHP Biliton, CRG etc
  • 2008:  Joined Qinisele Resources
  • 2010:  Partner Qinisele Resources
Partner

Robert Philpot

Qualifications

  • University of the Witwatersrand (Bcomm LLB)
  • Admitted attorney of the High Court

Relevant experience

  • Robert completed his articles  with Viljoen French & Chester Inc and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court.
  • Robert has 10 years experience in the mining corporate finance and has experience in commercial and corporate law.
  • 2007: Partner Qinisele Resources
Partner

Brandon Tucker

Qualifications

  • Monash University SA (Bcomm Business Management):
    • Minor in Business law, economics and tax.
  • University of the Johannesburg (Bcomm Hons-  Strategic Management).

Relevant experience

  • 2010:
    • Brandon joined Qinisele Resources in February 2010 working part-time during his studies.
    • Paton Training:
      • 3 day workshop – Project & financial modelling
    • Brandon completed his honours degree in November 2010 and joined Qinisele Resources fulltime in January 2011.
  • 2012:
    • Partner Qinisele Resources.
    • Golder and Associates Training:
      • A comprehensive workshop course on mining geology and grade control
  • 2014:
    • 3 month secondment at Sibanye Gold Limited
      • Sibanye Gold Academy studying the mining 101 syllabus.
      • Shadowing of Sibanye employees on surface & underground operations including stoping, development, plants & engineering, shared services and head office
  • 2015: Terrapin Training:
    • 3 Day Coal MBA – The Coal Industry.
  • Brandon has 7 years experience in mining corporate finance.
Partner

Matthew Nel

Qualifications

  • Wits Business School (Master of Management – Finance and Investment)
  • University of Johannesburg (BCom Hons – Marketing Management and Diploma in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management)
  • Monash University (BCom – Management)

Relevant experience

  • 2010 – 2012: spent 3 years as a public sector management consultant for TGIS and then Deloitte Consulting. Consulted on management information systems, asset management, GIS and supply chain management.
  • 2013: Pursued Masters in Finance at WBS full time, awarded SKILL scholarship to attend Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 2014: Started in corporate finance at Merchantec Capital a leading independent corporate finance boutique, focusing on company valuations, independent fairness opinions, corporate actions and JSE sponsor services
  • 2015: Joined Qinisele Resources
  • 2017: Partner Qinisele Resources
Partner

Andrew Watcham

Qualifications

  • University of Johannesburg (BSc – Mathematics & Geology)
  • University of Johannesburg (BSc Hons – Geology)
  • CFA level 3

Relevant experience

  • 2011- 2014: Worked as an exploration Geologist based predominantly in West Africa providing technical and administrative assistance with regards to all exploration activities for Taurus Gold Limited. Preparation of Taurus Gold Limited’s Mineral Resource Statement and Feasibility Study for the Afema gold prospect
  • 2015: Joined Qinisele Resources
  • 2017: Partner Qinisele Resources
Junior Corporate Finance Associate

Russell Tucker

Qualifications

  • Monash University (Business science Accounting)
  • University of Pretoria (B Sports Science)
  • CIMA dip MA

Relevant experience

  • 2017: Master class Training: Leverage and Acquisition finance
  • 2016: Joined Qinisele Resources
  • 2016: 2 Month Secondment at Sibanye
    • Mining 101 Course
    • Shadowing of Sibanye operations on surface & underground including stoping, development, plants & engineering, shared services and head office
    • Masterclass training: Due Diligence
  • 2011-2015: Director at wononwon.com focusing on new business development, implementation, operations management, client relations and web platform design.
  • 2011-2016: South African Discus thrower and All African Games Champion 2015
Office Manager

Nomvula Riba

Qualifications

  • University of Western Cape (B.Comm)
  • Intec College Diploma In Labour Relations
  • Wits Business School (Certificate in Enhancing Value in Mineral Project and Certificate for Directors Programme)
  • GIBS (Certificate for Finance for Non-Financial Managers)

 

Relevant experience

  • Nomvula worked for Sanlam Head Office as part of its Integration Programme for 2 years before  joining  The Corner House as an administrator for Lesedi Education and Advancement Trust, where she was also introduced to the minerals industry. She is currently working for Qinisele Resources as the office manager

email:nriba@qresources.co.za

Tel:(+27) 11 883 6258

Assistant Office Manager

Poppy Motloung

Qualifications

  • Damelin (Certificate for Junior Bookkeeping) current
  • Damelin (Certificate for Office Administration)
  • iLearn (Certificate for Outlook 2010 Beginners and Introduction to PC Beginners)

Relevant experience

  • Poppy joined Qinisele Resources in May 2009 working as an Office Assistant, helping with the day to day operation of the company.

email:pmotloung@qresources.co.za

Tel:(+27) 11 883 6258

About Qinisele Resources

Qinisele Resources is an independent, relationship led, corporate advisor. We specialise in offering independent thinking and corporate finance advice to the resources sector. With over 100 years of experience, we have been instrumental in the restructuring and development of the South African mining landscape and continue to advise our clients on value creative strategies as they grow within a global economy.

We advise clients all along the value curve, from greenfield exploration juniors to multinational mining houses, having a unique understanding of the requirements of each stage of a project. The combination of leading technical and banking knowledge (geological, mining, financing, legal, regulatory and structuring) within a single team provides the client with tailored strategic solutions which focus on value realisation.

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