Chris Els B. Com (Hons), CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Els is a finance executive with over twenty-five years’ industry experience spanning mining, manufacturing, agribusiness, business services and fast-moving consumer goods in Australia, South Africa, Brazil and Eritrea. His areas of expertise include amongst others business and financial strategy development, equity, project and debt funding, investor relations, M&A, corporate governance and statutory and covenant compliance.
Prior to joining Atlas Iron, Mr. Els held Chief Financial Officer positions in Danakali Ltd, Mirabela Nickel and Norilsk Nickel (Australia). He also held the position of Company Secretary at Danakali Ltd and Mirabela Nickel Ltd.
Mr. Els is also an associate member of the UK-based Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA) and a member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA).
He has a proven track record of delivering at an operational level, maximising profit and improving business operations through optimising business systems and processes.