LEADERSHIP TEAM  

Wray Carvelas - DRA Group Chief Executive Officer

Wray Carvelas

Group Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Naude - DRA Chief Financial Officer and Strategy Director

Andrew Naude

Chief Financial Officer and Strategy Director

Wray Carvelas is the DRA Group CEO, based in Toronto. Wray has over 25 years’ experience in gold, copper, diamonds, iron ore, nickel and platinum.

Before moving to North America, Wray was DRA’s Director of Projects for Africa, managing a project portfolio of five billion dollars. Wray has significant experience in operations management and project delivery and is particularly skilled in fast-tracking large scale projects.

From 2011 until his appointment as group CEO in 2016, Wray focused on growing DRA’s business in the Americas, both organically as well as through acquisition.

Wray is a metallurgist and has an MBA degree, adding formal management training to his significant practical leadership experience.

Andrew Naude is CFO and Strategy Director of the DRA Group. Andrew worked in the financial services industry for just short of 20 years with a decade of his experience earned at executive level.

Andrew joined DRA in 2013 and is responsible for development and oversight of DRA’s financial and commercial activities, including mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments, as well as leading the group corporate services functions.

Andrew has been extensively involved in strategic growth initiatives within the international business, and also served as interim CEO during 2016. Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Directors in South Africa and Australia.

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Alistair Hodgkinson

Executive Vice President:

Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Region

Pierre Julien

Executive Vice President:

Americas (AMER) Region

Greg McRostie

Executive Vice President:

Asia Pacific (APAC) Region

James Smith

Executive Vice President:

Minopex

Rick W. Thomas

Executive Vice President:

Energy Operations (USA)