Directors & Management

Anton Mauve

Chief Executive Officer

Anton has been a Director of CNM since 2014 and was appointed CEO in 2019. He is also a partner at Plinian Capital and CE Mining; funds investing in high value exploration and mining opportunities. Anton has over 30 years’ experience in exploration and mining and holds an MBA, MSc in Science in Engineering, and BSc (Hons) in Geology.  He is registered as a Professional Natural Scientist in South Africa and has vast experience of the platinum industry, formerly holding positions of MD of West African Minerals Corporation and Vice President, Strategy and Long Term Planning with Lonmin Plc.

André Labuschagne

General Manager

André is a qualified Mining Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the industry across a broad spectrum of specialties including process development, operational management and explosive engineering. Committed to meeting targets without compromising safety, André has a proven and exemplary track record on the ground. André joined CNM in March 2021 and is making huge strides in improving operational performance and enhancing the success of the Munali Mine.

Theresa Swash

Chief Financial Officer

Theresa joined CNM in November 2020.  She is an accountant with a B.Compt (Hons) and undertook her Articles with an accounting firm in South Africa.  Theresa has been working in the mining industry since 1997 and has extensive experience covering exploration, feasibility studies and mining operations.  She has previously taken a company through the IPO listing process and CNM believe her knowledge and experience will be an asset to the company as it grows and develops in the future.

Felix Pole


Felix is an experienced mining executive and co-founder of CNM. During his career, he has held a number of Board and senior management positions, including Director of Toledo Mining Plc, Chairman of European Nickel Plc, and Finance Director of Titan Resources, an Australian-listed company that developed and operated the Radio Hill Mine in Western Australia and developed the bacterial heap leaching process for nickel and copper sulphides.

Brad Mills

Non-executive Director

Brad joined CNM’s board in December 2014 and brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the resource industry. He currently holds a directorship with Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest nickel producer, and is a founder and managing director of Plinian Capital. He was formerly CEO of Lonmin Plc, the world’s number three platinum and PGM producer, and, prior to that, served as president of BHP Billiton’s copper group.

Cyril Le Tonqueze

Non-executive Director

Cyril joined CNM’s board in December 2014. He is a co-founder of Generation Asset Management and is responsible for leading the business development of the direct private equity investments group. He is a director of Generation Mining Limited and CE Mining Limited and a co-founder of AIM listed West African Minerals. Cyril was previously in charge of the business development at Deltec Investments Advisers Limited and held the same position at Atlas Wealth Management.

Bo Xiong


Bo joined CNM’s board in February 2020 and represents Cheng Tun Mining, a major shareholder of CNM.  He has over 15 years’ experience in the mining resources and energy sector, specialising in corporate strategy, business planning and development. Bo is currently Assistant to Board Chairman at Cheng Tun Mining, as well as General Manager, Investment & Finance.

Pierre Wu

Non-executive Director

Pierre joined CNM’s board in October 2020 and represents Cheng Tun Mining, a major shareholder of CNM.  Pierre graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a Masters in Business in 2014. He joined Cheng Tun Group in 2014 and was appointed as Commercial Manager of Cheng Tun in 2017.

Jianmin Wu

Non-executive Director

Jianmin joined CNM’s board in September 2021. He has extensive,  international experience in operational management of exports and imports of ore and other products from the base of the supply chain through procurement, quality control, shipping and delivery of the end product. CNM welcome his skills and expertise to the Munali nickel project. Mr Wu has been instrumental at the mine site in the vital procurement process and smooth running of operations. He joins the board as a representative of Cheng Tun Mining.