Evert Swanepoel has been with the Copper Development Association in Johannesburg for 6 years where he is Executive Chairman responsible for the promotion of copper in Africa. CDAA is sponsored by the International Copper Association in New York and the European Copper Institute in Brussels. Prior to joining CDAA Evert was Managing Director of a number of corporate companies in South Africa. He also practiced as a business consultant specialising in strategic planning and restructuring. He completed management development programmes at various institutions including Cape Town University.