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 joined Tharisa in 2008 and has been integrally involved in the group’s development. As the Chief Operating Officer of the Tharisa Group and Managing Director of Tharisa Minerals, Michelle is responsible for all of the group’s operations including the mining, processing, marketing and logistics aspects of the business. Tharisa is a stable co-producer of both PGM’s and chrome concentrates. Tharisa is one of South Africa’s largest exporters of metallurgical chrome concentrates with 1 Mt being sold into China and 300 kt of speciality chrome concentrates being sold internationally annually. Prior to joining Tharisa, Michelle was a partner and head of corporate governance at Routledge Modise Inc. (later Eversheds South Africa) from 1999 to 2008, and has advised a number of listed mining and technology companies.

  • 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.