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The Board shall consist of representatives of ordinary members. It shall comprise a minimum of five members and a maximum of eleven. A single company shall not be entitled to more than one representative, who may be represented by another member of his company. The members are elected by the General Assembly for a two year term of office, after which time they are eligible for re-election. The Chairman of any Subdivision will automatically be named to the Board.
In case of vacancy, the Board is authorized to temporarily replace its members. The final replacement is elected by the next General Assembly.
The Board is presided by the Chairman of the Association or a member of the Executive Committee designated by the Chairman. The Board is authorized to manage and supervise the affairs of the Association. The Board shall meet whenever necessary, at the Chairmans request or of that of at least two of its members.
Resolutions shall be adopted by a majority vote. At least one-third of the Members of the Board must be present in order to validate resolutions.
The Board shall be helped in its task by standing or temporary committees. The Board shall decide on the formation of all committees and shall appoint their Chairmen. In the case of standing committees, the chairman shall be appointed for a period of two years, after which time he may be re-appointed. In the case of temporary committees, the Chairman is appointed for the duration of the committee.
Managing Director / Ore & Metal Company
Alastair Stalker is the Managing Director of Ore &Metal Company Ltd having been involved in the marketing of both manganese alloys and ore for nearly 20 years. He is also the Group Marketing Director of Assore Ltd, an Executive Director of Assmang Ltd and Chairman of Cato Ridge Alloys (Pty) Ltd (a joint venture with Sumitomo Corp. and Mizushima Ferroalloys of Japan).
He previously worked as an exploration geologist for several companies before having spells in project management, marketing and strategic planning.
Since the late 1990’s, Alastair has been involved with the IMnI, first as alternate to O&M’s Board member and then as Board member. He was a founder member of the Marketing & Communications Committee and in 2006 he became a Vice Chairman of the IMnI and part of the Excom. From 2007 until 2010, he served as IMnI Chairman during which period he was also on the Manganese Reach Administration Steering committee. Since 2010, he has continued as O&M’s Board member and as a MARA Steercom member.
Ore & Metal Company is represented in these committees
- Supervisory board
- Regulatory Affairs