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DRA GLOBAL LIMITED â DRA appoints experienced mining executive as non-executive director
DRA Global Limited
(Incorporated in Australia under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth))
ACN 622 581 935
ASX / JSE Share Code: DRA
(âDRAâ or âthe Companyâ)
JSE Sponsor: Pallidus Capital Proprietary Limited
17 December 2021
DRA APPOINTS EXPERIENCED MINING EXECUTIVE AS NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
DRA Global Limited (ASX / JSE: DRA) (âDRAâ or âthe Companyâ) is pleased to announce the appointment of
Mr Jonathan (Johnny) Velloza as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect on 1 January 2022.
Mr Velloza has more than 25 years of engineering, operations, and management experience in the resources
industry. Having enjoyed a successful executive career at large mining companies including De Beers,
AngloGold Ashanti and BHP, Mr Velloza has deep international experience, particularly across Australia, Africa
Mr Peter Mansell, Chairman of DRA, said: âI am delighted to welcome Johnny to the DRA Board. Johnny is a
highly regarded mining executive, and he possesses a skill set and insights from a client perspective that will
be a valuable addition to our Board and the Company as we execute our strategic objectives.â
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Velloza said: âDRA has enjoyed a constant presence in my mining career.
As a client I have always respected the organisation and their ability to deliver sustainable customer value. I
now looking forward to working with the Board and management to build on the impressive momentum
generated over the last few yearsâ.
To align the interests of the Board and shareholders, the Company promotes share ownership by Non-
Executive Directors. Subject to shareholder approval at the Companyâs next general meeting of shareholders,
Mr Velloza will receive zero-exercise price options in lieu of 20% of his aggregate remuneration. Mr Velloza
will be considered for re-election as a Non-Executive Director at DRAâs 2022 annual general meeting.
â ENDS â
This announcement was approved for release by the Board of Directors of DRA Global Limited.
For further information, please contact:
Johnny Velloza biography
Johnny Velloza is a mining engineer with broad mining experience in both open pit and underground operations
across southern, central and east Africa, Chile and Australia. Johnny has experience across a range of
commodities including iron ore, copper, cobalt, gold and diamonds. He has held senior operational and
management roles in large mining companies, including De Beers, AngloGold Ashanti, BHP Billiton and Gem
Diamonds. Since starting his career 26 years ago, Johnny has experience across the full mining value chain
including exploration, feasibility studies, establishing new mines and running mining operations.
Mr Velloza has a Higher Diploma (Mining Engineering) from the Technikon Witswatersrand, a Bachelor of
Technology (Mining Engineering) from the University of Johannesburg and a Bachelor of Commerce from the
University of South Africa. He is currently a non-executive director of Zanaga Iron Ore and the CEO of Kobaloni
About DRA Global Limited
DRA Global Limited (ASX: DRA | JSE: DRA) (DRA or the Company) is a multi-disciplinary consulting, engineering, project delivery and
operations management group predominantly focused on the mining and minerals resources sector. DRA has an extensive global track
record, spanning more than three decades and more than 7,500 studies and projects as well as operations, maintenance and optimisation
solutions across a wide range of commodities.
DRA has expertise in mining, minerals and metals processing and related non-process infrastructure including sustainability, water and
energy solutions for the mining industry. DRA delivers advisory, engineering and project delivery services throughout the capital project
lifecycle from concept though to operational readiness and commissioning as well as ongoing operations, maintenance and shutdown
DRA, headquartered in Perth, Australia, services its global customer base through 20 offices across Asia-Pacific, North and South
America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Physical Level 8, 256 Adelaide Terrace / Perth WA 6000 / Australia // Postal PO Box 3130 / East Perth WA 6892 / Australia
Telephone +61 (0)8 6163 5900 // [email protected] // ACN 622 581 935 // ASX: DRA / JSE:DRA
Date: 17-12-2021 07:10:00
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