2019 Speakers

Frans
Frans Baleni, Director, F11 Consulting

Mr Frans Baleni is the past General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, South Africa’s largest trade Union, a role he has held since 2006. He started his career in the mining industry in 1979 and a year later was elected a Shop Steward.


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Roger
Roger Baxter, Chief Executive, Minerals Council South Africa

Mr Baxter was appointed CEO of the Minerals Council in 2015. He has 28 years of high-level advocacy and strategy experience in the business and mining sectors. 


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Mark
Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive, Anglo American

Mark is a member of the Board and Group Management Committee (GMC), is a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum, Chairman of Anglo American South Africa (AASA) and Chairman of De Beers. He was appointed as an independent director of Total S.A. on 26 May 2017 and The Power of Nutrition on 12 February 2018.


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Mike
Mike Fraser, Chief Operating Officer, South32

On 30 April 2018, Mike Fraser, in his role of Chief Operating Officer, assumed responsibility for the Group’s alumina operations in Australia, and Cerro Matoso in Colombia. He retains the Group’s aluminium operations in South Africa in his portfolio and he is responsible for South Africa Energy Coal. 


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Neal
Neal Froneman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Team, Sibanye-Stillwater

Neal Froneman was appointed executive director and CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater on 1 January 2013. Over the past five years he has led the transformation of Sibanye-Stillwater from a 1.5Moz South Africa based gold producer into a leading precious metals miner with an international operating footprint ranking among the world’s top three PGM producers.


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Chris
Chris Griffith, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American Platinum

Chris has served as CEO of Anglo American Platinum since September 2012. He was previously CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 2008 and 2012 and prior to this, served as Anglo American Platinum’s head of operations for joint ventures. Chris has been with the Group for over 25 years, joining Anglo American Platinum where he progressed from shift supervisor to one of the youngest general managers in the company at that time.


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Lucky
Lucky Kgatle, Senior Vice President, Sasol Mining

Lucky Kgatle obtained a BSc in Engineering: Industrial from Wits University in 2001.  He also has an MBA from GIBS which he received in 2009. 


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Thabi
Thabi Leoka, Economist

Thabi Leoka is an Economist who has worked for various organisations in the financial sector. Thabi started her career as an Economist at Investec Asset Management in South Africa and London.


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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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Themba
Themba Mkhwanazi, Chief Executive Officer, Kumba Iron Ore

Themba Mkhwanazi was appointed CEO of Kumba Iron Ore in September 2016. Prior to that, he held the position of CEO for Anglo American’s Thermal Coal business in South Africa. 


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Gerick
Gerick Mouton, Senior Vice President, Ivanplats

Gerick Mouton, a Mechanical Engineer by profession, is the Senior Vice President for Ivanplats (Pty) Ltd (an Ivanhoe Mines Company). His previous appointments include Vice President & Project Director for Ivanhoe Mines, Project Director for Bateman Engineering Projects, Project Manager for DRA Global and Group Five. 


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Deshnee
Deshnee Naidoo, Chief Executive Officer – African Base Metals, CEO of Vedanta Zinc International (VZI), Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) and Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT)

Deshnee Naidoo joined Vedanta Resources (VR) in 2014 and became CEO of Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) and Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) in February 2015. 


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July
July Ndlovu, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American Coal South Africa

July was appointed CEO of Coal South Africa in September 2016. Prior to that, he held the position of Executive Head of Processing at Anglo American Platinum and was employed by Anglo American subsidiaries in Zimbabwe, where he held senior managerial positions in metallurgical operations and technical services.


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Steve
Steve Phiri, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Bafokeng Platinum

Steve Phiri is an admitted attorney to the High Court of South Africa. His qualifications include a B Juris degree, University of the North; LLB, Vista University; Diploma in Corporate Law, Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and an LLM degree from the University of Johannesburg.


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Peter
Peter Steenkamp, Chief Executive Officer, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited

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 the Chairman of the annual Junior Indaba and Joburg Indaba as well as an Executive Director of the SBI. He is a Partner at To-The-Point Growth Specialists as well as a Partner in THINKspiration.


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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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Mpumi
Mpumi Zikalala, Managing Director, De Beers Group Managed Operations

Nompumelelo (Mpumi) is an accomplished leader with 17 years of experience in the mining industry. She has acquired a broad range of leadership skills in her previous roles as General Manager of two diamond mine operations, leading a diamond trading business and currently as Deputy CEO of De Beers Consolidated Mines.


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