Management

David McCoy

Executive Chairman
B Chem Eng, M Eng Mngnt, CP Eng, PE

David has been involved in the mineral sands and TiO2 pigment industry since 1997 in Australia and the US. He joined TZMI in 2004 and heads up the Markets and Strategic Services team on a wide variety of projects across opaque mineral, metal and chemical sectors. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Curtin University of Technology as well as a Masters of Engineering Management (International Finance). David has worked for RGC (now Iluka Resources) and Tiwest in process engineering, technical and engineering services roles, and in business management and global supply chain functions as a Senior Business Analyst with Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC in Oklahoma City USA.

Location: 
Perth, Australia

Gavin Diener

Chief Operating Officer
BSc Eng, BCom, MAusIMM

Gavin joined TZMI in May 2008 and has technical, management and business skills gained through experience in plant operation, pilot plant test work, plant design and commissioning, process optimisation, business analysis, operations management and product development. Since graduating from the University of Natal with a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering Gavin spent 16 years in the Anglo American Group working in mineral sands, gold and iron operations. In 1993 he joined the Namakwa Sands project and was involved in smelting and minerals processing aspects and also as Operations Manager responsible for the mineral separation business unit.

Location: 
Perth, Australia

Ben Coetzee

Director
M Eng MBL

Ben joined TZMI in May 2006 as a TiO2 Pigment Specialist. He has a Bachelors degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Leadership. Ben enjoyed an extensive career with Huntsman Tioxide spanning more than 12 years. In 1992, he joined the Tioxide JV at its South African TiO2 plant holding various operational positions including Engineering Manager, Works Manager and Business Development Manager, before becoming Capital Manager for Tioxide’s global TiO2 business.

Location: 
Durban, South Africa

Eric Bender

General Manager MSSP
BSc Eng

Eric leads the Houston, USA office. He joined TZMI in 2009 and has more than 15 years experience in the chemical industry. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University and has prior experience in the chemical industry with Eastman Chemical, Momentive in various business development, corporate development, and corporate strategy roles. Eric’s TiO2 pigment experience came from Tronox, where he held numerous positions from Engineering to Strategic Sourcing, Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Location: 
Houston, USA

Kevin Goadsby

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Mr. Kevin Goadsby serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of TZMI. Mr. Goadsby joined TZMI in 2013 and has over 25 years experience in accounting. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and is a qualified Chartered Secretary. Mr. Goadsby worked in accounting firms for 15 years specialising in Audit and systems, He was a Finance Director and Company Secretary in the UK before coming to Australia where he was a Financial Controller in a Listed company and has been CFO and company Secretary for PDC and then TZMI. He has strong systems and procedures skills and experience with consolidated entities, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Goadsby has extensive project accounting and cost accounting knowledge and experience.

Location: 
Perth, Australia