Senior Management

A flat management structure allows for flexible and efficient decision making.

  • Michelle Taylor

    Michelle Taylor

    Chief Operating Officer

    Chief Operating Officer

    Qualifications:
    ACIS Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators

    Michelle Taylor is the Chief Operating Officer of the Group and Managing Director of Tharisa Minerals. She joined the Group in January 2008 and is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Group. Michelle has been involved with the Pouroulis family’s businesses for over nine years and is familiar with their operating and reporting procedures and management structure. Prior to working in the Group, Michelle was a partner and head of corporate governance at Routledge Modise Inc. (later Eversheds South Africa) from 1999 to 2008, and advised a number of listed companies including Eland Platinum Holdings Limited, Barplats Investments Limited, Keaton Energy Holdings Limited and Dimension Data Holdings Limited.

  • Raymond Charles Kantor

    Raymond Charles Kantor

    Executive Legal Counsel

    Executive – Legal Affairs

    Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Law (Rhodes University, South Africa)

    Charles Kantor has been the Executive Legal Counsel of the Group since November 2010 and is responsible for overseeing all legal matters and all matters relating to transactions and risk management for the Group. Charles has a total of 12 years’ experience in the mining industry and has worked on various IPOs, mergers and acquisitions since 1999. From 1999 to 2009, he was a partner at Routledge Modise Inc. (later Eversheds South Africa), where he worked on various mining deals including the listing and sale of Eland Platinum Holdings Limited, and was appointed as head of Eversheds international mining law industry sector in 2008. From 1992 to 1999, Charles was legal counsel at Datakor Holdings Limited, subsequently Dimension Data Holdings plc. From 1986 to 1992, Charles was an associate and partner at Cliff Dekker and Todd in Johannesburg, specialising in commercial and corporate law.

  • Gregory Paul Taurog

    Gregory Paul Taurog

    Executive – Marketing and Sales

    Executive – Marketing and Sales

    Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Accounting Science (Unisa, South Africa)

    Gregory Taurog has been Executive Sales since 2014 and is responsible for all chrome marketing activities of the Group. Gregory has more than 20 years’ experience in international trade, cross-border relations and South African sales having held various managerial positions and directorships with prominent companies in the industry since 1994. From 1994 to 1997 he worked at Macsteel International Holdings BV where he was the Manager of the Raw Materials Department which he co-founded. Gregory was also stationed at Far East Commodities and Trading (FECAT Limited), which is Macsteel’s affiliate company in Hong Kong. From 1997 to 2008 Greg joined Glencore plc and was responsible for their Metals and Minerals desk in Southern Africa. Prior to joining Tharisa, Gregory worked at Metalmin & Co (UK) Limited, which is a boutique trading company active in chrome and other bulk ores.