Theron will also join the board of directors of Kombat Copper.
As a result, Paul Bozoki – who served in the role from February to June following the resignation of Bill Nielsen – will return to his role as CFO.
Theron has 17 years of extensive management, capital project development and M&A experience within the mining industry.
Prior to joining Kombat Copper, Theron was MD at Liberty Metals & Mining, a private equity group based in Boston, Massachusetts. Before this he was president & CEO at Forbes & Manhattan Coal Corp. and led the acquisition, restructuring and development of two coal mines in South Africa.
Theron was also a strategic member on the board of directors of True Gold Mining.
Theron believes that the Kombat mine is very well positioned to act as a platform for future growth in Africa and potentially beyond. “I’m looking forward to getting started, further enhancing the team’s strength and implementing the mine development strategy.”
Kombat copper is in the process of developing its Kombat mine in Namibia. To date, the company has signed a definitive agreement with EBM Mining Namibia to carry out development and mining of lead/copper mineralisation at the Kombat mine.
Kombat Copper has also appointed Basil Read’s mining division as the Namibian sub-contractor through EBM Mining Namibia.