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First female professional appointed as Rössing Uranium’s General Manager Operations

First female professional appointed as Rössing Uranium’s General Manager Operations

Rössing Uranium Limited’s Managing Director Werner Duvenhage announced on Wednesday that Liezl Davies has been appointed as the mine’s General Manager Operations.

Liezl is the first female professional to hold the position of General Manager Operations in the mine’s more than 41 years of operations.

She will be taking over from Martin Tjipita, as from 1 February, who will be leaving Rössing to take up a senior executive role of leading the Namibian operations of an international company involved in the resources sector.

Liezl, born in Namibia, studied Industrial Psychology, specialising in Human Resources Management, and started her career at TransNamib, and then joined Namdeb and De Beers Marine in various human resource related areas, specifically focussing on training and development, organisational effectiveness, performance management and strategic planning.

She joined Rössing in July 2012 as Manager Organisational Effectiveness and in 2013 became the Manager Business Improvement. In August 2014 Liezl was tasked to take up the Manager Processing role to lead the plant and processing department, with the aim to develop optimal processing operational plans and guide safe, efficient operations. Liezl moved to her current role of Manager Productivity in October 2016 where she was responsible to oversee the portfolio of improvement work that is designed to achieve sustainable production.

With over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry Liezl is a person extremely passionate about making a difference and contributing to people’s lives in a positive manner.

Rössing Uranium, Namibia’s first commercial uranium mine, began operating and celebrated its 40th year of production in 2016.



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