Billy Mawasha has been appointed MD of South African mineral sands producer Richard Bay Minerals (RBM), in which Rio Tinto holds a 74% stake. He joins RBM from Kumba Iron Ore where he was executive head of operations and integration. Billy has extensive leadership experience across a number of African operations. “I’m honoured to be joining RBM, an outstanding brand with a reputation as a world leader in our industry. We are a company that is strongly focused on compassion and care for our people and the natural environments within which we operate. I’m looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead,” says Mawasha.