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Dec 01, 2000

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© Reuse this Wayne Robinson Driefontein Gold Mine Leader of 18 000 Full name: Wayne David Richard Robinson Position: Driefontein Gold Mine MD since 1998 Main activity of the company: Gold-mining Date and place of birth: January 16, 1963, Nigel Education: Matric Welkom High School, 1980; BSc (Mechanical Engineering), University of Natal 1980; BSc (Mining Engineering), University of the Witwatersrand, 1990 First Job: General surveyor at St Helena Gold Mine, 1980 Size of first pay packet: R1 000 First job with present group: General surveyor at St Helena Gold Mine, 1980 Value of assets under your control: About R2-billion Number of people under your leadership: Around 18 000 Management style: Not stated Personal best achievement: Rebuilding show-winning Volkswagen Beetle Professional best achievement: Million fatality-free shifts and chairperson’s safety award Person who has had the biggest influence on your life: PDK Robinson Person who has had the biggest influence on your career: Bruce Lutman Businessperson who has impressed you most: BP Gilbertson, Jeremy Ord Person who you would most like to meet: Nelson Mandela Philosophy of life: If you can do it, you can do it better Biggest ever opportunity: Current position Biggest ever disappointment: Not getting approval for the Franco-Nevada deal Hope for the future: That the gold price responds to normal market forces Favourite reading: Leadership books or the Getaway magazine Favourite TV programme: F1 Grand Prix Favourite food/drink: Italian, hot, spicy; Castle Lager Favourite music: Dire Straits Favourite sport: Motor racing, tennis Car: BMW M5 Pets: Scottish terrier, Shamus Miscellaneous dislikes: Dishonesty Favourite other South African company: Dimension Data Favourite foreign company: Disney Corporation and McDonald’s Married: Tracey Garbow, December 5, 1988 Children: Jared, 12; Bryce, 10; Kirsten, 8 Clubs: Member of Beetle and Karmann Ghia Club SA, Driefontein Road Running Club, Gold Fields West Golf Club and Health and Racquet
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