Xining Xin was appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer of VMR in January 2021, however has since been officially appointed as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining VMR, Xining served as a senior technical consultant to Heaven Sent Gold (Hong Kong) for 6 month. Xining has more than 35 years of experience in mining operation and project development, having spent most of his career in one of China’s largest mining company Jin Chuan Group. During his time in Jinchuan, Xining obtained extensive international experiences by leading Jinchuan’s overseas projects in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Mexico, and South Africa. He served as the Chief Engineer and Project Director for the Bakubung platinum mine project owned by Jinchuan Group. Xining Xin holds a Bsc in mining engineering from Xi’an Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Phillip Spencer joined VMR in April 2018 and was appointed as Financial Director in August 2018. He serves as an executive director of the company. He has 15 years of mining and finance experience and has held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Gold One Group Limited and was appointed as a partner at KPMG. Phillip is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial, treasury and commercial services with a specific focus on cost management and business optimisation. Phillip holds a South Africa Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) designation with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
Riaan started his mining career in 1989 as a student in Geology at The University of Northwest. After completion of his B.Sc Geology and Chemistry, B. Sc Hon, and M.Sc. degrees he furthered his career at the Grootvlei, Kinross and Beatrix Mines (Gengold and Sibanye Gold) in South Africa.
In 2001, he changed to the production side from being a Mineral Resources Manager on Beatrix Mine. He progressed through the ranks from miner to Senior Manager Operations at Beatrix Mines. In 2017 Riaan was appointed as Mine Manager on Tau Lekoa Mine (VMR). He is currently appointed as the Head of Operations for Tau Lekoa and Kopanang Mines.
Raisaka was born in Soweto, Johannesburg. He is a Lawyer who holds the degrees of B. Juris, LLB and LLM from the University of Bophuthatswana, and British Universities, the London School of Economics (LSE) as well as attended short term courses at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Raisaka has strong communication, negotiation, and facilitation skills. He has facilitated business between South African enterprises and several other neighboring countries. Raisaka is experienced in Corporate Affairs and legal matters related to legislative processes and their impact within corporations on an international scale. Raisaka joined Village Main Reef during 2020, and currently serves on the Executive for Kopanang Gold Mine.