MDM Directors



Martin Smith - Chief Executive Officer

Martin Smith

B.Eng (Electrical), PR Eng and Government Competence Certificate


Martin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of MDM in March 2010.  He began his career with Sasol Limited as a bursary holder. After 14 years, he moved to Grinaker-LTA Construction, the South African based mining and engineering group, where, between 1995 and 2007, he was involved in the engineering, construction and commissioning of a typical Saldanha Steel plant in the Cape Province along with a range of major mining projects across Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. His last position was that of Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Region for Bateman Engineering Limited. Martin graduated with a B.Eng. from the University of Pretoria in 1987.



George Bennett - Executive Director

George Bennett

Member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

George has almost 20 years’ experience in the investment banking   industry, originally as a partner of Fergusson Bros, then Simpson McKie before its acquisition by HSBC.  Previously the Head of Mining Research Sales and Director of HSBC (South Africa), George is also a Member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.  He became CEO of Shanta Gold in September 2004, which he successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in July 2005.  George resigned from Shanta Gold after forming MDM with Mike Nunn in February 2006.


Dominique De La Roche - Financial Director

Dominique De La Roche

B.Compt (Acc) Hons, CA (SA), Higher Diploma in Taxation

Dominique was appointed Finance Director of MDM in October 2008.

A Chartered Accountant, Dominique completed his articles at Price Waterhouse and began his career at Anglogold. Dominique has also worked at various financial levels of local and international listed companies within the mining, manufacturing and banking sectors with his last position being Chief Financial Officer of a diamond mining company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange.


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