Chief Executive Officer

Gerhard Veldsman

BEng (Mech), MEng (Mech)

Gerhard is just the second person to hold the Chief Executive Officer role at Roy Hill, succeeding Barry Fitzgerald on 1 July 2021. Gerhard initially joined Roy Hill as Chief Operating Officer in August 2019.


Gerhard has extensive mining industry experience spanning various commodities and operations in Australia and South Africa, including more than a decade in iron ore. Gerhard has managed mine, port, and rail operations in the Pilbara, overseen major capital projects, and led organisation wide strategic planning and implementation.


He previously held senior management positions at Fortescue Metals Group, BHP, and BIS Industries.