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PEOPLE ARE AT THE CORE OF
EVERYTHING WE DO

The foundation of our strategy is the people who make it happen; our success depends on the skills and expertise that support our goals. Our people have specialized knowledge aligned with global best practice, which is then applied to ensure that sound, sustainable use is made of our assets, enhancing growth, productivity, and profitability.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Our executive management team has a combined total of 105 years’ experience, holding approximately 60% of the company’s shares. Master Drilling is led by leaders who are committed to innovation, sustained growth and shared value. The team remains steadfast in the pursuit and implementation of the company’s strategy, underpinned by the continued development of new, groundbreaking technologies; the expansion of Master Drilling’s global footprint; and the nurturing of client and business relationships.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive

Daniël (Danie) Pretorius - Executive Director, CEO and Founder - Master Drilling

Daniël (Danie) Pretorius

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
André van Deventer - Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer - Master Drilling

André van Deventer

Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer
Koos Jordaan - Executive Director and Technical Director - Master Drilling

Koos
Jordaan

Executive Director and Technical Director
Gareth Sheppard - Executive Director and COO - Master Drilling

Gareth (Gary) Sheppard

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Non - Executive

Hendrik (Hennie) van der Merwe - Non-executive director and Chairman of the Board at Master Drilling Group (MDG) - Master Drilling

Hendrik (Hennie) van der Merwe

Non-executive director and Chairman of the Board at Master Drilling Group (MDG)
Akhter Alli Deshmukh - Independent Non-Executive Director - Master Drilling

Akhter Alli
Deshmukh

Independent Non-Executive Director
Shane Ferguson - Non-Executive Director - Master Drilling

Shane
Ferguson

Non-Executive
Director
Andries Willem Brink - Independent Non-Executive Director - Master Drilling

Andries Willem Brink

Independent Non-Executive Director
Octavia Matshidiso Matloa - Independent Non-Executive Director - Master Drilling

Octavia Matshidiso Matloa

Independent Non-Executive Director
Eddie Dixon 4 - Alternative Director and COO Master Drilling Exploration - Master Drilling

Eddie
Dixon

Alternative Director
COO Master Drilling Exploration

GENERAL MANAGERS

Janus Marais

General Manager, Bergteamet Raiseboring Europe AB
Sweden

Alejandro Silvera

General Manager, Raise Boring & Shotcrete Division
Mexico

Paulo Meideros

General Manager
Brazil

Shunqing Xu

General Manager, Master Drilling
China

Roelof Swanepoel

Chief Strategy Officer
South Africa

Izak Bredenkamp

New Business
Development Manager

Fernando Vivanco

General Manager
Chile

Alfredo Bazo

General Manager
Peru

Wernich Olivier

Business Development Manager
MDX

Louis Germishuys

COO Africa,
South Africa and India Operations.

Robert C Schumm

General Manager
North America

Waldo Hatting

Group
HR Manager

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE MASTER DRILLING?

CAREER 
OPPORTUNITIES

WORK FOR MASTER DRILLING

We offer an incredible range of career opportunities worldwide for both seasoned professionals and those starting
out in their careers who embody our RAISE values.

Our aim is to drive employee engagement through:

DEVELOPMENT

An inclusive, diverse workplace focused on development and wellbeing

OPPORTUNITIES

Enhanced growth and career opportunities

SAFETY

A safe working environment that is conducive to ongoing learning and the stimulation of innovation

RESPECT

Harmonious relationships built on trust and respect

BENEFITS

Fair remuneration and competitive employee benefits

PEOPLE CAPACITY AND DEVELOPMENT

Internally, Master Drilling focuses strongly on skills development across all business units, including compliance, technical and soft skills training. Employee need assessments are conducted annually, in conjunction with workplace skills and career development plans, which outline training and skills-development targets.

At an operational level, we offer a company induction as well as training awareness programmes in safety, human rights, and labour; supporting employees through a multifaceted learning approach, combining e-learning and classroom sessions that leverage international best practice.

Our Group Academy offers courses in capability improvement, while employees have the option to pursue paid-for training and development courses, on a part-time basis, through accredited institutions.

At Master Drilling, we also recognizes the need for enhanced skills development and capacity building in the mining, construction and engineering sectors across all our markets of operation. As such, we regularly partner with various training authorities and colleges as well as tertiary institutions to provide bursaries and learnerships for students focused on our business’ core disciplines.

Interested in finding out more about a bursary or internship?

Our training strategy

The journey isn’t knowing more, it’s doing more.

Dedicated@300x

Dedicated focused training programs and supporting systems

return@300x

Return on investment focusing on people development and talent acquisition

invest@300x

Invest in our people capacity and development of skills

Lookout@300x

Lookout for new innovative ways to improve our training services

longterm@300x

Long-term strategy for training that is aligned with industry and global trends

JOIN OUR TEAM

Join our dynamic, talented team of experts. Are you:

  • Passionate about technology and mining?
  • All about safety, efficiency, accountability and respect?
  • Innovative, always bringing new ideas to the table?
  • A problem solver ready to change the “status quo”?

If you want to take your career to the next level and be part of an innovative, global team, we would like to hear from you.

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