Bass Metals Ltd. (ASX:BSM) is an emerging producer of industrial mineral concentrates, approaching the key strategic milestone of profitable production at its flagship asset; the operating Graphmada Large Flake Graphite Mine in eastern Madagascar.



Mr. Tim McManus – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McManus has 25 years’ as a mining professional with significant experience at senior management level across all facets of project assessment, development and operations. As a qualified Geologist, Mr. McManus also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Deakin Univeristy. His previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of ASX listed Elementos Ltd, Chief Geologist for Xstrata, and Partner – Barclays Natural Resource Investments: Metallurgical Coal Management Team.

Mr. David Round – Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

With over 25 years’ experience, Mr. Round is a qualified accountant with extensive resource sector experience at senior management level. As Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary to a number of resource development and mining companies he has been integral to the commercial success of a number of companies both in Australia and internationally.

Mr. Wilhelm Reitz – General Manager (Operations)

Mr Reitz has more than 20 years’ mine management experience where he started of his career working for Alexcor and Namdeb (Namibia De Beers partnership). Since then he has been involved in developing several mining projects across Africa and Europe. Previous roles include Mine Manager for StratMin in Madagascar, Mine Manager for Stellar Diamonds in Guinea and Sierra Leone, Production Manager for AfriGold in Senegal, and consultant for Global Gold in Armenia. His career highlight was as part of a mine development team invited by the Gabon Mine Ministry to advise on developing a gold mining project in the world renown Minkebe national Park.

Mr. Mamison Randriananatenaina – General Manager (Corporate)

Trained in Economics, Mr. Randriananatenaina has extensive experience in administration, logistics and management in the mining sector. He was an integral part of the team that delivered the US$5.5 Billion Ambatovy Nickel Project for Sherritt International. As the General Manager (Corporate) and Co-Gerant for Graph-Mada, he is responsible for government and community relations, all legal matters and leads the Graph-Mada Care program as part of the Company’s sustainable operations initiative.

Mr. Simon Rienstra – General Manager (Projects)

Mr. Rienstra has over seven years’ experience in engineering & management roles from Civil Engineer through to Project Manager, constructing Process Plants, Earth Dams & Spillways, Roads & Drainage, Rehabilitation, and Civil Maintenance. Further to this, Mr. Rienstra has advanced skills in Valuation Modelling and Business Administration. Mr. Rienstra is responsible for all activities at Millie’s Reward Lithium Project and other prospects in Madagascar.

Mr. Johnny Razafimahefa – Production Manager

Mr. Razafimahefa is a qualified Mining Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Antananarivo (ESPA) and since joining the Graph-Mada operations has progressed from laboratory and processing roles to Production Manager, supervising mining operations and reconciling final product quality.

Mr. Shaun Truter – Process Plant Manager

After qualifying as a Mechanical Fitter, Mr. Truter worked in maintenance for 5 years in the mining industry before taking a role with Atlantic Gems as General Superintendent. Mr. Truter then accepted a role as Processing Plant Supervisor at Graph-Mada, before recently being promoted to Process Plant Manager due to his outstanding contribution to the Company during the Stage 1 optimisation and refurbishment project.

Mr. Giovanni Diergaardt – Drying Plant Manager

After qualifying as a Boilermaker, Mr. Diergaardt worked in the mining industry for over 10 years, 6 of which have been at Graphmada. Pivotal in the Company achieving Stage 1 without a Lost Time Incident, Mr. Diergaardt was promoted to Drying Plant Manager, a role which encompasses management of the Drying Plant, as well as the Packaging Facility.

Mr. Tsira Andriamasinoro 
– Chief Geologist

Mr. Andriamasinoro has 20 years as a qualified Geologist, having graduated from the Polytechnic University of Antananarivo (ESPA). Mr. Andriamasinoro has extensive experience in exploration and project development across an array of commodities including base metals, diamonds and oil. He has worked for Phelps Dodge, BHP Billiton and Madagascar Oil, and has over 4 years in depth knowledge of the Graph-Mada graphite deposits.

Mr. Lanto Andrianasolo 
– Logistics and Administration Manager

Trained in Accounting and Management, Mr. Andrianasolo has extensive experience in administration, logistics and finance. With more than 10 years experience as a finance and management professional, having worked for BNI-Madagascar Credit Agricol and Graph-Mada SARL, he has also gained valuable experience in imports and exports throughout Madagascar.