Board of Directors


MR. STEFANO MARANI Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer
BSc Actuarial Science, BSc Hons in Advanced Mathematics of Finance

Stefano is the Chief Executive Officer of Tetra4 Proprietary Limited (“Tetra4”), a Natural gas company with substantial natural gas reserves in the Free State of South Africa. He was part of the team which acquired Molopo Energy Limited (“Molopo”) from its previous owners and has been involved with the company in a management role since April 2013. Stefano has significant experience in the areas of structured finance and advisory. After completing his formative training with Deutsche Bank, Stefano was recruited by Morgan Stanley in London, where he was ultimately charged with building their sub-Saharan African fixed income capital markets business.

Date appointed to Board: 20 Nov 2014​
MS. FULUFHEDZANI (FULU) RAVELE Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer
BComm Financial Accounting, Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting

Fulu obtained her CA(SA) qualification with Deloitte South Africa in 2012. She has experience in financial accounting, internal and external audit. After qualifying as a CA(SA), she was seconded to Deloitte LLP Los Angeles office as an audit senior. Fulu was appointed as a management accountant at Barclays Capital South Africa in June 2013, where she focused on reporting financial results for Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) South Africa and rest of Africa. Fulu joined Molopo South Africa as Financial Director in July 2015.

Date appointed to Board: 25 Nov 2015
MR. NICK MITCHELL Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) A+ Certified

Nick was instrumental in the acquisition of Tetra4 from Molopo in October 2013 and subsequently developed and implemented Tetra4’s vertically integrated business plan. He has extensive experience in infrastructure projects across Africa supported by a network in territories including Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique.

Date appointed to Board: 25 Nov 2015


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MR. BRETT KIMBER Non-Executive, Chairman, Independent
BSc BSc Hons Mineral Economics; BSc Hons Geochemistry

Brett is currently the CEO of Eazi Access Rental Pty Ltd. He stepped down as Managing Director of African Oxygen Limited in January 2015 after a twenty-five-year career in the broader Linde Group across Asia, the US and South Africa.

He graduated with a BSc Hons Geochemistry in 1987 and joined Anglo American in 1988 as a senior research geologist before joining the then BOC Group (now The Linde Group) in 1990 where he served in various capacities.

Date appointed to Board: 17 June 2015
DR. DAVID KING Non-Executive Director, Independent

David is a professional geoscientist and has over 38 years’ experience in oil and gas and other natural resources industries. He holds an MSc in Geophysics from Imperial College, London, and a PhD in Seismology from the Australian National University, Canberra. David has held various Board positions with ASX listed oil and gas exploration companies. He has also served as Managing Director of ASX listed gold producer North Flinders Mines, CEO of oil & gas producers Beach Petroleum and Claremont Petroleum, and Chairman of Robust Resources Ltd. David is currently Non- Executive Director of ASX listed Galilee Energy Limited and Tap Oil Ltd; Chairman of ASX listed company Cellmid Limited, and Oslo Axess listed African Petroleum Corporation Limited; and Chairman of AIM listed Litigation Capital Management Limited. David is a Fellow at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.

Date appointed to Board: 16 Feb 2015
MR. MBALI SWANA Non-Executive Director, Independent
Bsc Hons Mineral Economics, Bsc Hons Geochemistry

Mbali is the chief executive officer of Prop5 Corporation Proprietary Limited, a turnkey-built environment infrastructure and engineered products developer which he founded in 1986. Mbali has significant experience in implementing large scale projects across Africa and is currently developing Prop5’s Africa-wide strategy for the development of infrastructure.

Date appointed to Board: 16 Feb 2015
MR. LUIGI MATTEUCCI Non-Executive Director, Independent

Luigi actively consults on strategic and business development initiatives in the mining and engineering field. He served in senior management positions and as Financial Director of Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation Limited for 18 years up to 2007 where he implemented successful cost reduction and efficiency strategies.

Date appointed to Board:3 May 2016
DR. BANE MALEKE Non-Executive Director, Independent

Bane holds an MBA from Dalhousie University (Canada) and a Ph.D. – Strategic Management, from the University of Bath (UK). He spent 20 years in senior management at the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) and held the position of Regional Executive for the SADC and East Africa Regions.

Date appointed to Board: 7 Dec 2016
MR. FRANCOIS OLIVIER Non-Executive Director
CA (SA) CFA, B.Com (Hons) University of Pretoria

Francois Olivier is a portfolio manager and executive committee member at Mazi Asset Management. He has 19 years of investment research and portfolio management experience, the first seven of which were spent in the USA.

Date appointed to Board: 19 nov 2018