Mr Japie Fullard

Mr Japie Fullard

South African Minerals Council

Japie Fullard is the Chief Executive Officer of Glencore Alloys since 2019. Japie started his career in 1988 in the Coal Mining Industry as an Apprentice Electrician at Duiker Mining. He qualified in 1990 and started studying for an Engineer.

Japie moved around in various disciplines and occupations whilst studying and obtained his Government Certificate of Competency in 1995. He practised as Chief Engineer at various Operations and furthered his studies in Mining Engineering. In 2001 he obtained his Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency and managed various mines as Mine Manager. He spent more than 17 years in the Coal Mining Industry where he served on both SACEA and SACMA before joining the Alloys Mining Division as General Manager. In 2008 he took over the role of Head of Mining. Japie is a board member on the South African Minerals Council and has been elected as the Chairman of the CEO Zero Harm forum since 2022.

Industry bodies and capacity served / serves on:

  • South African Coal Engineering Association – Past President (not active)
  • South African Coal Managers Association – Member (not active)
  • Mine Managers Association – Member (active)
  • South Africa Minerals Council – Board Member
  • Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) – Member – PrEng.