Meet our Management Team
Without them we would not exist. With them, the possibilities are limitless.

Jannie Gutter

Joint-Chief Executive Officer

Pr Eng (Civil), University of PTA
B. Com (Accounting) degree, University of SA

Jannie, is a Professional Civil Engineer who graduated in 1987 at the University of Pretoria and held a BCom (Accounts) degree from the University of South Africa.

He founded a construction company during 1996, specializing in “not the run of the mill” engineering projects. The focus was on infrastructure (mining, rail, and telecommunication), contract mining, and designs and building in difficult/remote locations with special emphasis on fast track projects.

The company was sold to a JSE listed company during 2009 and become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed company. It successfully concluded some very prestigious Soccer World Cup projects, i.e., the upgrade of the Free State Stadium, the main access road to Bloemfontein Airport, and the Saldanha to Sishen Electrical Upgrade.

Jannie was instrumental in acquiring the mining business from the Listed Company.

Mulalo Colin Tshivhase

Joint-Chief Executive Officer

Degree in Metallurgical Engineering, University of PTA
Honours in Industrial Engineering, University of PTA
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, University of KZN
Executive Management Programmes, Wits, INSEAD and London Business School

Working for various Blue Chip companies like Anglo American, Mittal Steel and First National Bank in various management positions. 

He is currently the managing director of Gundo group of companies and the Director and shareholder of Meli Capital, Ansec Advisory Services, BEMP, Gundo Construction Services and 4Arrows. He is also the Director of University of Johannesburg, Metal Casting Station

Colin is a member of G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit and Represented South Africa in G20 Summit in Nice November 2011.

Colin was a consultant for Sanyati from the inception of the Sanyati mining contract at United Manganese of Kalahari. 

Colin has managed to build a group of companies over the past 7 years achieving a combined turnover in excess of R500 Million.

Willem Bosch

Director

Willem studied Civil Engineering at the Free State University of Technology and joined Jannie as a partner during 1998 in the construction company that was sold to a listed company during 2009.

As a senior 4Arrows Business Partner, Willem ensures that all Ad Hoc projects are well managed and professionally executed.

Alexis Els

Group CFO

Alexis is a qualified Chartered Accountant who graduated from the University of the Free State and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) since 2009. After completing his audit articles, he joined one of the big four Auditors as part of the Advisory Business unit, focusing on management consulting, financial reporting, and internal auditing. 

As a senior 4Arrows Business Partner, Alexis ensures that the financial aspect of the 4Arrows group is well managed.

Danèl Malan

Financial Manager

Danél is a qualified Chartered Accountant who graduated from the University of the Free State and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) since 2014.

He completed his audit articles and worked at two of the big four Audit Firms focusing on financial reporting, internal controls, and external auditing. He joined the team in 2016 and played an integral role implementing internal controls and financial processes.

As a senior 4Arrows Business Partner, Danél ensures that the 4 Arrows Finance Function and Cost Analytics is professionally executed.

Takalani Kwinda

Head of Strategy

Takalani, a Mining Engineer that graduated from the University of Johannesburg, started his mining journey at deep-level mining in the West Rand as a Learner Official.

Takalani held various leadership positions, including being a Mining Manager, where his scope of responsibility encompassed the full mining spectrum. He gained valuable experience being a Senior Mining Consultant, where he was introduced to mining software, desktop studies, green fields conversion to brownfields, and operationalizing. 

As a senior 4Arrows Business Partner, Takalani is ensuring that we have happy clients and optimized 4Arrows Human Capital.

Daan Janse van Rensburg

Human Capital Compliance

Daan acquired his Human Resource Management degree at the University of the Free State with an advance diploma in Labour Law.  He started his career in the mining industry with AngloGold almost 30 years ago. He gained valuable experience as a trainee on a structured program for three years. He was involved in all the different functions of the HR discipline at various underground mining operations. 

As a senior 4Arrows Business Partner, Daan is ensuring that all aspects of the 4Arrows HR Compliance is professionally executed.

Joanie du Plooy

Human Captial Manager

Joanie is a Human Capital Professional that studied B. Com Human Resources at the University of the Free State and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with the UFS Business school.  She joined the team in 2017 with vast generalist HR experience and played an integral role in establishing a professional HR function within the organization. 

As a senior 4Arrows Business Partner, Joanie is ensuring that the 4Arrows Human Capital Function is professionally executed.

Dirk Coetzee

Operations Manager

Dirk, a mining professional with a Mine Managers Certificate of Competency, holds a National Higher Diploma in mining from the University of Johannesburg and has completed the Management Development Programme at the University of South Africa.

Dirk started his mining career in 1988 with over 30 years of mainly opencast mining experience. He worked in leadership roles across the various disciplines which include, technical, projects, and safety, primarily focusing on production. 

As a senior 4Arrows Business Partner, Dirk is ensuring that the required production targets are met.

Joe Janse van Rensburg

Engineering Manager

Joe studied Business Economics at the University of Pretoria. He is an expert in Equipment Maintenance Management and the long-term planning in terms of component life and other key performance indicators relevant to Yellow Machines.
Joe has extensive knowledge in Fleet Performance Improvements, Maintenance Management and Planning, Project Management and
System implementations.

As the Engineering Manager, Joe expertly manages 4 Arrows’ Engineering assets.

Jannie Linde

Central Procurement Manager

Jannie studied project management at the University of Free State. He joined 4 Arrows right in the beginning at 2012. He is a dedicated Central Procurement Manager with a proven track record optimising logistics and managing supplier relationships and reducing costs.

As a senior 4Arrows Business partner, Jannie is ensuring the optimisation of the procurement processes to drive cost savings and enhance operational efficiency.

Tiaan de Necker

Specialty Engineering Services

Tiaan is a Professional Civil Engineer who holds a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of the Free State.

Tiaan, as a former director of a multinational Civil Engineering Consulting company, gained extensive experience in the execution of capital projects involving all stages, from conceptual planning, design, and implementation. Tiaan must ensure the execution of all non-core mining-related projects in such a way that all stakeholders are satisfied.

Kobus Greyling

Crushing and Projects Support Manager

Kobus started his career at a very young age and has over 20 years’ experience in the Crushing and Mining industry. 

He joined the 4AM group in 2013 and has been involved in start up projects and supporting various crushing and processing contracts during this time. 

Jan Nkanyane

UMK Site Manager

Jan Nkanyane is a Mining Professional with extensive technical, managerial and leadership experience in opencast and underground mining. He studied Mining Engineering at the University of Johannesburg and later completed Post-Graduate studies in Business Administration (PGDip and MBA) with the University of the Free State. He also completed senior leaders’ development and executive development programs at various universities in South Africa. He has over 17 years of production and operational experience built on the backbone of discipline, strategy, tactical leadership, innovation and high-performance culture. He is a continuous improvement professional with a risk-based approach, a strong safety mindset and a broad understanding of mining legislation.

As a senior 4Arrows Business Partner, Jan ensures that mining operations are carried out safely, productively, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

Morne Petrus

KMR Crushing Manager

Morne has a Mechanical Engineering Diploma from NMMU. He has over 15 years of experience in the crushing industry starting out in the coal and platinum mines, expanding his knowledge on sanral projects and commercial mining operations.

Morne joined the 4Arrows team in January 2024 as crusher manager for the KMR operations at Hotazel.

He ensures that production targets are executed in a safe and efficient manner.