Chief Executive’s Challenge
Source: The Weekend West
June 4-5, 2011
West Business, p81
Tim Netscher, the man charged with delivering a $2.7 billion Mid West iron ore mine by this time next year likes to say that he “became an Australian by accident”.
But 15 years after being transferred by Billiton to Perth and later Queensland to run a nickel business, the South African-born Netscher has not forgotten his roots.
Sitting in an office on St George’s Terrace, one month into his role as the chief executive of Gindalbie Metals, Netscher explains that the silver cuff on his left wrist is engraved with 46664: the prison cell number of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
The cuff is not just a reminder of home – it is Mandela’s style of leadership that Netscher hopes to emulate at Gindalbie.
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