Johann van Breda
Director, Mine Operations


Johann van Breda joined GAC in 2016 as Mining Manager to support the project delivery by overseeing the selection process of a mining contractor while supporting marketing initiatives by supplying potential clients with bulk bauxite ore samples for refining tests. In 2018, he was promoted to Senior Mine Manager and, in 2019, Director, Mine Operations with the responsibility to ensure mining operational readiness, start-up, ramp-up and beyond to full production.

Mr van Breda holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Pretoria, a Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency (MMC), which is legally required to perform duties of a mine manager in a South African mine as well as in other countries, and a Management Development Programme diploma from the University of South Africa. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in South Africa.