2018 Speakers

Roger
Roger Baxter, Chief Executive, Minerals Council South Africa

Mr Roger Baxter is the Chief Executive Officer at the Chamber of Mines of South Africa. He was appointed CEO on 1 May 2015. He sits on the Chamber Council and is responsible for the leadership of the Chamber’s team in terms of implementing the Chamber’s strategic plan.


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Mike
Mike Fraser, President and Chief Operating Officer, Africa, South32

Mike was appointed President and COO, Africa in January 2015 and oversaw the set-up of the Africa region for South32.


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Chris
Chris Griffith, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American Platinum

CEO of Platinum since September 2012. Chris is a member of the Anglo American plc Group Management Committee (GMC). 


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Lucky
Lucky Kgatle, Senior Vice President, Sasol Mining

He has held a number of positions at Sasol, including Vice President, Strategy and Business Development; Executive Manager, Operations Excellence; General Manager, Syferfontein Colliery; General Manager, Coal Handling Plant; Manager, Manufacturing and Site Work, Central Workshop; Section Engineer, Central Workshop; Reliability Engineer; Technical Advisor. 


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Mxolisi
Mxolisi Mgojo, President, Minerals Council South Africa and Chief Executive Officer, Exxaro

Mxolisi Mgojo has been in the mining industry since 2001. Prior to that, his career includes 10 years as a software engineer and 8 years in the finance industry including Societé Generale Investment Banking. Mxolisi has been with Exxaro Resources since its inception in 2006, heading the Base Metals and Industrial Minerals business before being appointed as the Executive Head of Coal in August 2008.  


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Deshnee
Deshnee Naidoo, Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta Zinc International and CMT

Mrs Naidoo joined the Group in 2014 and assumed the role of CEO of the Zinc International portfolio as well as Copper Mines of Tasmania in February 2015. 


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Sipho
Sipho Nkosi, Non-Executive Chairman, Talent10

Sipho Nkosi’s professional journey has enabled him to develop vast experience in the energy and coal sectors, both locally and internationally.


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Peter
Peter Steenkamp, Chief Executive Officer, Harmony Gold

Peter Steenkamp is Harmony’s chief executive officer and executive director from 1 January 2016. He has some 30 years’ experience in the mining industry, which include his last position as Senior Vice President: Mining of Sasol Mining Proprietary Limited, executive positions at Harmony from 2003 to 2007, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and Pamodzi Gold.


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Bernard
Bernard Swanepoel

Bernard is a Partner at To-The-Point Growth Specialists as well as a partner in THINKspiration. He served as non-executive director on the boards of Impala, Zimplats, Eqstra and African Rainbow Minerals Limited. 


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Mike
Mike Teke, Chief Executive Officer, Seriti Resources

From his beginnings in education to his career in Human Resources, Mike has gained extensive experience in people and business management in BHP and Impala, as well as CEO of Optimum Coal Holdings (prior to it being taken over by Glencore). 


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