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Phibion welcomes Jacques Janse as new CEO

Phibion, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Jacques Janse as Chief Executive Officer of Phibion, effective 4th May 2021.

Mr Janse holds a bachelors degree in Electric and Electronic Engineering and brings a deep and wide range of experience in METS and mining solutions. His impressive career spans over 30 years including Vice President of Hexagon Mining, Chief Executive Officer at Blast Movement Technologies and Chief Operations Officer at GroundProbe.

David Smirk, company founder and director, said; “We are excited to have someone of the calibre of Jacques on board and we welcome him to the Phibion family. Jacques’ experience and knowledge in growing a small METS company into a global brand will drive the Company’s growth and international expansion strategies”. Mr Smirk will continue to focus on the company’s technology and commercial opportunities in his new role as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr Smirk has also been appointed to the Phibion Board of Directors.

Jacques Janse said; “I would like to thank David and the Board for providing me with this opportunity. I am very honoured and excited to be appointed as CEO of Phibion”.

Phibion is an emerging powerhouse in tailings management. Its innovative solutions across a wide range of tailings and commodities are unique. The Company has already positioned itself strongly against competing technologies who are struggling to deliver compelling solutions for customers and stakeholders within the mining industry.

“The Company has a strong and established presence in Australia, Jamaica, Brazil and Chile. Phibion is well placed to further disrupt the status quo of existing tailings management technologies across all international markets. I look forward to working with David, the Board and the senior management team. I also welcome the opportunity to meet our current and future customers. It is an exciting time to be joining Phibion and assist the mining industry address some of the legacy issues associated with conventional tailings management. I want Phibion to realise its potential and establish it as a globally dominant company in this field”.

For further information contact David Smirk,

About Phibion Phibion is an Australian environmental technology business that enables mining companies to enhance the sustainability of tailings management operations while reducing overall cost and environmental footprint.

Phibion provides Accelerated Mechanical Consolidation (AMC) technology as a systematic and low energy tailings management service that reduces tailings volumes while delivering enhanced water recovery. This technology provides immediate benefits with zero capital expenditure.

Based in Brisbane, Australia the company manufactures, supplies and operates the MudMaster® in Australia, Jamaica, Brazil and Chile and in a wide range of mining commodities. Further information about Phibion can be found on its website (


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