Kous KirstenGeneral Manager Leonora Operations

    B.Eng (Mining)

    Kous was appointed General Manager – Leonora Operations in 2012. Kous leads the Leonora team in meeting safety, environment and production objectives and maximising the return on assets.

    Prior to taking up his current role, Kous was the Company’s General Manager – Southern Cross Operations.  Kous joined the Company in 2007 to build internal capability in respect of technical systems and processes across Operations. Kous’s prior roles have included Manager Mining Open Pits, Acting Manager Mining Gwalia and Principal Mining Engineer Operations.

    Before joining St Barbara, Kous held technical and operational management roles with Anglogold-Ashanti. He has over 25 years of mining experience encompassing ultra deep underground mining in South Africa and open cut operations in various countries in Africa, with responsibilities ranging from strong operational contexts to pure technical roles.