Management Team

Premier is led by a highly experienced team of mining professionals with significant expertise in the international mining and resource development sector with strong Africa-wide knowledge and a reputation as responsible operators.

George RoachChief Executive Officer
George Roach has extensive experience in natural resources sector in Africa. He has successfully obtained licenses and concluded mineral exploration and exploitation agreements in the entire SADC region, Ethiopia and most of the CEMAC and ECOWAS regions. Under the auspices of Exploration Services, he provided consultancy to prospective exploration companies and has acted in significant capacities for a number of start-ups that have subsequently listed on AIM and TSX-V. Prior to founding Premier, Mr Roach was Managing Director Africa, for UraMin Inc. Mr Roach maintains a number of other interests  in start-ups which include Anglo African Agriculture that recently acquired the Southern Africa based business of Dynamic Intertrade, as well as Agriminco Inc. A TSX-V listed Agricultural developer in Africa.
Tomas ApetauerCFO
A qualified Chartered Accountant with a C.A. (S.A.), Tomas has gained extensive experience in a diverse range of industries.
Errico VascottoChief Operating Officer
Mr. Vascotto is an accomplished and qualified Mine Manager with more than 40 years’ experience in the mining industry. He has gained multi-commodity experience, working internationally on both greenfield and brownfield projects in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Fiji, Honduras, Australia, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, USA, and South Africa. Mr. Vascotto has held senior positions in the mining industry ranging from General Mine Management to Directorship. In addition to direct mining experience, Mr. Vascotto has gained experience in mining construction, providing strategic project leadership for various projects in line with industry best practice. Prior to joining Premier, Mr. Vascotto worked as an independent consultant on a number of scoping studies and supplied comprehensive project management to mine operations. Mr. Vascotto also has a flair for languages and is proficient in English, Afrikaans, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Brendan RoachCorporate Secretary
Brendan holds a B.Com LLB and MA(Law).
Jabulani Chirasha General Manager
A qualified metallurgical engineer with in excess of 30 years’ of experience in mining and process engineering. Prior to joining RHA Tungsten, Mr Chirasha was senior manager at Anglo American in Zimbabwe. Mr Chirasha has authored a number of international papers on mining and process technology and is a speaker at international mining conferences.
Bruce CummingExploration Manager
A SACNASP registered Geologist., with a BSc Hons degree from the University of Cape Town. Bruce has more than 45 years experience with a strong background in exploration project management.