Christopher Charles Horsley
GCBR Board Chairman
Board Director since 9 October 2019
Chris is an extractive metallurgist by profession who has 36 years’ corporate experience and exposure in the gold industry from mine to market, covering the whole gold supply chain from where gold is produced at mine level to where it is refined and subsequently traded on the international markets.
Chris has worked in management at all operational and strategic levels in the industry culminating in 2017 as Executive Head: Technical and Advisory at Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd based in Germiston, Johannesburg. Chris has also worked as an Independent Consultant with the World Gold Council, Valcambi SA, Standard Bank and Deloitte where assignments were related to Responsible Gold, Metal Accounting Auditing and Supply Chain Assurance.
Post his active involvement in the Gold Industry in 2017, Chris has taken an interest in Ecological Restoration and Climate Change and is currently a Board Director and Chairman of the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) which is a non-profit company which operates in a 3.2-million-hectare domain in the Southern Cape and Little Karoo regions of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. The GCBR is very active in the sphere of ecological restoration and has international funding and networking.
Chris is also a past trustee of the Kingswood Golf Estate Homeowners Association and is current Chair of the Security and Risk committee of the Homeowners Association.