The ISD’s executive director, John Capel, has over 20 years’ experience in the field of corporate social responsibility and comes from a highly reputable civil society organisation that he led for 20 years. This initiative is based on his experience, with an emphasis on dialoguing as equals to attain mutually beneficial outcomes between mining companies and communities.
Calib Cassim is the Chief Financial Officer who leads and oversees all aspects of Eskom’s financial strategy He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a Master’s degree in Business Leadership (MBL). After serving as the Acting Chief Financial Officer from 27 July 2017, he was confirmed as Eskom’s permanent Chief Financial Officer on 23 November 2018. Calib has 21 years’ experience in Eskom. As the Chief Financial Officer, he provides strategic guidance and direction to the company’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors on the management of Eskom’s financial goals and strategy.
Rudi Dicks is the Head of the Project Management Office (PMO) in the Private Office of the President. He is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES), the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) as well as unblocking regulatory challenges that impact on employment and economic growth. He jointly leads Operation Vulindlela which has been established as a joint initiative between the Presidency and National Treasury to accelerate structural reforms. In his previous role, he was an Outcomes Facilitator at the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), responsible for monitoring the performance of economic and infrastructure outcomes and supporting various economic interventions across government.
Sandra leads the firm’s Energy Transition practice in Africa. In this capacity, she, together with PiP's multi-disciplinary team, will be supporting clients in the development of their roadmaps to net zero carbon, including helping them to manage Scope 3, collaborating on their go-to market strategy for getting to ‘shovel ready’ energy projects, and beyond, to operations, as well as advising on filling the shortfall with verifiable and value-based carbon credits. Prior to joining PiP, Sandra was the Market Segment Leader for Energy and Natural Resources at EY, and before that, she held a variety of positions related to mining & metals in investment banking at Standard Bank.
Nolitha Fakude serves as the Chairman of Anglo American’s Management Board: South Africa as well as a Group Director of Anglo American plc and President of the Minerals Council South Africa. Nolitha served as a non-executive director of the Board of Anglo American plc from April 2017 to August 2019. Fakude has worked in and held senior positions in various industries and sectors including Retail, Management Consulting, Financial Services, Mining and Oil and Gas. Until 2016, Nolitha served as an Executive Director at Sasol Limited as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability.
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 African-based gold producer into a leading precious metals miner with an international operating footprint ranking among the world’s top three PGM producers. His career spans more than 30 years during which time he worked at Gold Fields of South Africa Limited, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) and JCI Limited.
Fleetwood Grobler is an Executive Director on the Sasol Limited Board and is Sasol’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed on 1 November 2019.Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Fleetwood is a proven leader with 35 years’ experience across many of Sasol’s key functional and business areas. Together with Sasol’s executive team they are transforming the Group to re-emerge as a sustainable and value-based growth enterprise delivering value to all its stakeholders.
Ms Kerber, BCom, HDipAcc, CA (SA), has recently joined Implats as the chief financial officer and an executive director of the Implats Board. She is an experienced finance executive having served as Senior Vice President, Finance at AngloGold Ashanti Limited, prior to which she spent 11 years at Anglo American Platinum Limited, serving as Head of Financial Accounting for the majority of that period. She has also previously held the position of non-executive director at Rand Mutual Assurance.
Charl Keyter was appointed a Director of Sibanye-Stillwater on 9 November 2012 and Executive Director and CFO on 1 January 2013. Previously, he was Vice President and Group Head of International Finance at Gold Fields. Charl has more than 20 years’ mining experience, having begun his career at Gold Fields in February 1995.
Lucky Kgatle began his journey in the mining industry after obtaining his BSc in engineering in 2001. He went on to obtain his MBA in 2009. During his career in the industry, now spanning beyond two decades, he has thrived in leadership roles encompassing both operational and strategic elements and responsibilities which, most recently, positioned him as the Senior Vice President of Sasol Mining, a coal mining company with six mines producing approximately 40 million tons of thermal coal per annum, supplied to JSE-listed petrochemicals company Sasol Limited as well as the export market. Lucky served on the boards of five Sasol-related companies and he has represented Sasol Mining in industry forums such as the Minerals Council of South Africa. Lucky’s commitment to positive and substantive transformation led to his roles in managing large transformational projects involving significant organizational complexity. His experience and leadership abilities also contributed to the successful navigation of Sasol Mining through periods of extreme volatility, uncertainty and extensive changes in the industrial environment, including the commitment and transition to the pursuit of zero harm and the zero-tolerance approach to occupational health and safety, prolonged unprotected labour disputes and most recently, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Lucky’s journey has now led him to the private sector, where his experience, networks and practical know-how have culminated in the incorporation of LK Tlou Pty Ltd, a diversified investment holding company known for its focus on mining, energy, infrastructure and agriculture. With an investment narrative that is strongly driven by value, both created and shared, LK Tlou works to leverage Africa’s mineral wealth, achieve sustainable development and yield societal shifts that can transform the world over time.
Nondumiso (Ndumi) Khoza is the Chief People Officer at Seriti Resources. She holds, amongst other qualifications, a B.A. Soc Sc SW (University of Zululand), B. Soc Sc Hons (UND), SAPS Programme (Japan) and an MBA (University of Wales). She is an astute business executive with more than 20 years’ experience specialising in the HR management field. She has operated in the mining, manufacturing, sales and marketing and logistics industries. She has gained in-depth experience in all aspects of HR best practices with multi-national companies. Ndumi has a proven track record of leading projects in world-class manufacturing principles, lean manufacturing, business re-engineering and change management. She has notably served in multiple positions at different companies, such as SAB Miller, African Rainbow Minerals, Sasol, Richards Bay Coal Terminal and South 32. She has also served on several subcommittees of various company Boards.
Lullu Krugel is the Chief Economist for PwC South Africa and a Partner in the strategy team. She leads a team of 17 economists, political analysts and regulatory specialists. Lullu and the team assist clients in understanding how the external economic and socio-economic environment might impact on their business, as well as how their own activities contribute to the creation of jobs, their total tax contributions and their contribution to GDP. In addition, Lullu and the team also assist clients in identifying investment opportunities and develop business strategies in particular for Africa expansion. Some of their past clients include, amongst others, ABInBev, SASOL, Vodacom, Naspers, Discovery, FNB and Standard Bank. Lullu is a regular commentator in the media and a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She holds an M.Com Degree in Economics and Risk Management and post graduate diplomas in Energy Law, Competition Law, Economic Regulation and Regulatory Pricing.
Ionut (Johnny) has been with CRU since 2007 and is responsible for CRU Consulting’s advisory work in decarbonization, policy support and portfolio strategy. Ionut brings to this role a wealth of experience in dealing with clients’ strategic challenges gained from spending the last decade as CRU’s head representative in diverse and sensitive regions for the commodity industries, including East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Europe. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Political Philosophy and a Master of Arts degree in Social and Political Science, both from Cambridge University. He is fluent in Romanian, Italian and Japanese, and also speaks French.
Boipelo was appointed Financial Director with effect from 3 March 2020, having joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in 2017. A Chartered Accountant (SA), she has extensive experience in group financial management and reporting within the mining industry. Previous positions include that of Chief Financial Officer of Atlatsa Resources Corporation and Financial Manager of Northam Platinum Limited. She served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Trans Hex Group Limited from 2013 until 2017 and is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of African Rainbow Capital Proprietary Limited and of UBI General Partner Proprietary Limited.
Mosa Mabuza qualified as geologist with a BSc (Hons) and with a PDA in Business. He has extensive exploration experience in multiple regional jurisdictions that span SADC, West Africa and Canada, amongst others. He assumed his official duties in 2006 as Director of Mineral Economics in the erstwhile Department of Minerals and Energy and later became Deputy Director-General of the Mineral Policy (and Investment Promotion) in 2012.
Moses became Managing Director, De Beers Group Managed Operations, in January 2022. De Beers Group Managed Operations encompasses De Beers Group’s mining operations in Canada and South Africa. A mechanical engineer by training, Moses has decades of experience in the mining industry. He started at AngloGold Ashanti in 1998 and has held various senior and executive roles during this time, spanning Engineering Manager, Process Manager, General Manager and Senior Vice President. Before joining De Beers Group, he held the roles of Senior Vice President for AngloGold’s South African Operations, and subsequently AngloGold’s Senior Vice President: Innovation and Technology.
Nompumelelo started her career in 2009 with PricewaterhouseCoopers with a client base that included Nashua, the Unilever Pension Fund and the Durban Pension Fund. In April 2012, she joined Skynet World Express as Financial Manager and then moved on to Aveng Group Limited as a Financial Analyst in 2014. Nompumelelo transferred to MOGS Pty (Ltd) in February 2017 as Financial Manager and later as Acting Chief Financial Officer. She was recently appointed Chief Financial Officer for Fraser Alexander and sits on a number of boards as a Non-Executive Director.
Xolile is the Social Licensing Manager for Canyon Coal, a subsidiary of mining investment company, Menar. He has extensive experience in the mining industry with expertise in Social and Labour Plans (SLP), having worked as the Department of Mineral Resources’ Assistant Director of SLPs, prior to joining the Menar group in 2018. Xolile holds a B-Tech in Human Resource Development and a National Diploma in Management of Training obtained from the Tshwane University of Technology. His role involves facilitating the development of SLP documents that inform the company's mission to benefit communities in areas where it operates. Putting systems in place to roll out human resource development initiatives, infrastructure projects and enterprise development opportunities are a crucial part of his department's efforts within Canyon Coal. He is experienced in managing stakeholder relations between communities, municipalities, government departments and businesses to support the social licensing process.
Mr Samson Gwede Mantashe was born on the 21st of June 1955 in the village of Lower Cala in the then Transkei (now Eastern Cape Province). He cut his teeth as an activist in the Student Christian Movement (SCM). Minister Mantashe received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 1997, where he also completed a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in 2002. He holds a Masters’ degree from the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), acquired in 2008. He is currently studying for his Masters’ in Business Administration through MANCOSA.
Leonardo Manus joined the Department of Water and Sanitation in 1998, after which he accumulated an array of civil engineering, regulation and water resource management experience. He is responsible for the conceptualisation of the incentive-based regulation programmes and the initial implementation of the Blue and Green Drop Certification programmes. He represented South Africa on the World Health Organisation’s Regulators Network until he took the responsibility for the operations and maintenance of Government Water Schemes in 2012. He is currently acting Deputy Director General: Infrastructure Management; which includes the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of large water resource infrastructure projects.
With over 33 years of industry experience, Thabo is a professional HR practitioner and has worked in various management leadership roles. Over the past two years served as a senior corporate human resources head. He has extensive experience in dealing with unions and associations, communities and local government structures. Thabo was also seconded to McKinsey and Company for a stint during his tenure at BHP Billiton South Africa. Thabo is the executive responsible for Corporate Affairs, Government Relations and Social Impact at Seri
Otsile Matlou is ENSafrica’s Chief Operating Officer, Practice Integration. He is also a Director and Head of the firm’s natural resources and environment department. As COO, Practice Integration, Otsile ensures the seamless delivery of effective solutions for clients across the continent. As Head of the firm’s natural resources and environment department, Otsile’s expertise covers the circle of mining – from exploration, mining and beneficiation to downscaling and closure. His experience ranges from start-up exploration projects to well-established mining projects, and he acts for a wide range of mining companies in all mineral commodity sectors, including the base and precious metals, coal, rare earths, sand and diamonds sectors. Otsile’s expertise includes advising on mining aspects of equity and asset acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructuring, and black economic empowerment transactions, as well as on distressed mining assets and on royalties in the mining sector. His experience further includes all aspects of regulatory work in the mining and petroleum (upstream) industries, for listed and unlisted senior, mid‑tier and junior companies, as well as for financial institutions with regards to resource-finance projects. Otsile has done mining title and transactional work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He has also advised on joint ventures in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Zambia. In addition, he has advised the Uganda Chamber of Mines in relation to the Ugandan mineral regulatory framework. Otsile is an instructor for the Black Lawyers Association and is a member of the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law section of the International Bar Association. He is also an instructor at the International Law Institute – African Centre for Legal Excellence, where he has trained senior government negotiators and regulators from various African countries in regards to mining contracts, concessions and disputes. Otsile is regularly invited to present papers at conferences and seminars in the field of mining law, and he is widely published.
Kolobe Nala Investment Company (Pty) Ltd (KNI) is a family-owned business focused on investments in mining, energy and aviation and is headed by Billy Mawasha, who has extensive mining experience with Anglo American, Rio Tinto, De Beers and AngloGold Ashanti to name but a few. Until recently, Billy was the Country Head in South Africa for Rio Tinto and the MD of Richards Bay Minerals. In addition, Billy serves on the Board of Metair Investments Ltd (MTA:SJ – Automotive Components and Battery Manufacturer) and is the Chairman of their Investment Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk and Nomination Committees. Billy is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Billy’s experience, a strong network of relationships in the mining industry and his understanding of doing business across the continent, enables KNI to bring long-term value-adding perspectives, hands-on and pragmatic expertise and solid operational and technical know-how to projects they invest in. This is realised through strategic guidance and active participation in the board of directors and associated committees, in particular the investment, technical and risk committees and through working collaboratively with relevant parties and management teams.
Bothwell Mazarura is the Chief Financial Officer at Kumba Iron Ore, a position he has held since September 2017. Prior to that he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director at Wescoal Holdings Limited from July 2016. He previously held various senior financial roles at Lonmin Plc from 2010, including Group Head of Finance, Head of Treasury and Acting Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Lonmin Plc, he was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche from 2002, where he also spent some time working in the United Kingdom. Bothwell holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree from the University of South Africa and is an accredited Chartered Accountant in three jurisdictions – England and Wales, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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. Currently Mxolisi is a director of Talent10 Holdings Group and also serves as a director of the Institute for Committed Action. Previously he also served on the Exxaro Resources Limited, Tronox Limited and Sishen Iron Ore company boards.
Tsundzukani (Tsu) Mhlanga joined ARM in July 2020 as Chief Finance Officer and was appointed as Finance Director in October 2020. She has over 15 years’ financial experience and was previously Executive Director: Group Finance And Administration of Italtile Limited. Prior to that, Tsu was a financial director in the property sector and spent six years in the mining industry as Chief Financial Officer and Group Manager of Finance for a mining joint venture. In addition, she gained experience in the retail and public sectors after completing her articles at Edcon. Tsu has a BCom (acc sciences) from the University of Pretoria, a BCom (acc)(hons) and CTA from the University of KZN, she is a CA(SA) and she has an MBA from the University of Cape Town.
Craig Miller joined the management committee and board of Anglo American Platinum as Finance Director in March 2019, and will take over as CEO with effect from 1 October 2023. With over 23 years of mining industry experience, he is a seasoned senior executive who has worked in South Africa, Brazil and the UK, with expertise spanning Anglo American’s PGMs, base metals and bulk commodities businesses. In his role as Anglo American Platinum’s Finance Director, he led strategy development and execution and drove successful cost and value optimisation across the business. As CEO, Craig will continue to prioritise ensuring safe, stable and capable operations while fostering a diverse, inclusive and high-performance culture, all aimed at delivering sustainable ounces and industry-leading returns through the cycle.
Themba was appointed Regional Director, Africa & Australia on 1 July 2023 with responsibility for Anglo American’s PGMs business, Kumba Iron Ore and Australian operations (steelmaking coal). He previously served as CEO of Bulk Commodities, starting that role in 2021 . Prior to that, he was CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 2016 to 2021 and CEO for Anglo American’s Thermal Coal business in South Africa, having joined the Group in 2014. He is also a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore. Themba has extensive experience in the resources industry, including 18 years in his native South Africa, as well as in the US and Australia. Before joining the Group, Themba was Managing Director for Huntsman Tioxide in South Africa until 2007 when he was appointed COO of Richards Bay Minerals, a joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP. In 2011, he was seconded to Rio Tinto’s Australian coal business, before taking up the role of Regional General Manager for the Americas in 2012. Themba is a Vice President of the Minerals Council of South Africa.
Mametja Moshe has over fourteen years’ finance experience in corporate finance, equities capital markets, debt capital markets, black economic empowerment, accounting, auditing and corporate tax fields. She is the founder and CEO of Moshe Capital. Prior to Moshe Capital, Mametja worked at Identity Capital Partners(“ICP”), a South African investment group, as an executive in finance and senior associate in the investments team. Mametja spent over four years in banking prior to ICP at Morgan Stanley from 2007 to 2010 covering South African, Zambian and Nigerian M&A and equity capital markets and UBS South Africa (2006 to 2007) covering South African M&A. During this period in banking she led teams in the execution of transactions worth over $4 Billion. Before her investment-banking career, Mametja spent five years at KPMG Inc., serving her auditing articles in the consumer products team and later joining the corporate tax team where she covered tax compliance, restructurings, M&A and BEE transactions.
Mzila Mthenjane is CEO for the Minerals Council South Africa. He joined the Minerals Council in August 2023 after working as Executive Head for Stakeholder Affairs at Exxaro Resources Limited. He has more than 30 years of experience in the resources industry, which has been attained in the mining and financial services sectors. He has held various board positions as non-executive director in various entities including Pamodzi Gold Limited, Fraser Alexander and Merafe Resources. He is the current Chairman of the Board of the Impact Catalyst and is the former Chairman of the Wits University Mining Engineers Association and the former President of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Nico Muller holds a BSc Mining Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria and has a 28-year mining career across a range of commodities, including platinum. He has a proven track record as a successful operator and is a highly-rated leader and strategic thinker. Nico was appointed to the board of Implats as both Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director in April 2017. Prior to this he served as Executive Vice-President of Gold Fields’ South African operations (South Deep) for three years, where he fulfilled a pivotal role in re-energising and repositioning the mine for a sustainable future. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer at Royal Bafokeng Platinum, and in various other high-level positions at Anglovaal, African Rainbow Minerals, Avgold and De Beers.
TFR Chief Executive, Sizakele Mzimela, joined the Transnet Executive Team in April 2020 and is tasked with overseeing the division that provides rail infrastructure and operates rail services over major corridors to transport commodities for export, regional and domestic markets. Sizakele is a seasoned business executive with 30 years’ global experience across diverse industries in the public and private sectors. Sizakele began her career at Standard bank and later worked for Total SA before moving into aviation. She is the former Group CEO of South African Airways, which at the time was the continent’s largest airline with presence in more than 40 international locations. Her experience in logistics also includes the chairing of a listed logistics company over and above her executive management of other regional and domestic airline carriers. Sizakele’s extensive experience in running complex logistical entities have held her in good stead as she leads the turnaround, growth and development of Transnet Freight Rail, Transnet’s largest operation division. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Statistics degree from the University of Swaziland, a certificate in Management from Henley College and is a graduate of the Transnet Executive Development Programme (GIBS). She has completed a number of other programmes at GIBS, the London School of Economics and Cambridge University, to mention a few. Sizakele is the current Vice President of the Southern African Rail Association (SARA).
Nishal Nair leads Accenture’s Industrial Business (Industry X) in Africa which helps asset intensive companies deliver safer, smarter, more productive and sustainable operations. Nishal is an Electrical Engineer with more than 20 years in the mining, process and utilities industries. Prior to joining Accenture, Nishal led the Manufacturing Execution Systems CoE at Sasol.
July Ndlovu is the CEO of Thungela Resources and a coal miner at heart. He was previously the CEO of Anglo American’s Coal business before it was demerged and listed on the JSE and LSE. After starting at Anglo American as a graduate trainee, in 2001, he transferred to Anglo American Platinum, where he was first appointed Business Manager of the Polokwane Smelter, then Executive Head of processing. He spent some time at Anglo American subsidiaries in Zimbabwe in several senior managerial positions in metallurgical operations, and technical services. While working to make a difference, July demands high standards and delivering on commitments; his leadership style is respectful and fair, serving and supporting the people he works with.
Mashudu is currently the Vice President of Corporate and Community Affairs overseeing communications, stakeholder relations, corporate social responsibility, minerals and energy transformation, community development and gas threat and compliance in Secunda, KZN, some parts of Gauteng and Mozambique. She previously worked as a Transformation and Enablement Manager responsible for implementation of initiatives such as skills development, supplier development, enterprise development and preferential procurement. She played an instrumental role in the upliftment of previously disadvantaged groups, specifically youth and women.
Glen Nwaila is a professionally registered natural scientist and the Director of the Wits Mining Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand. He holds a PhD in Geosciences from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany) and MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). He has a broad range of experience in process engineering, geometallurgy, innovation, technology development and adoption, as well as digital transformation. His primary focus in the past 14 years has been on the mining and metals industry
Crispian is the Executive Director of the Presidential Climate Commission, responsible for running the Secretariat of the PCC and its various policy and research programmes. He has served in the South African government in various capacities, including as Director General of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (1999 – 2005), in which position he crafted much of the climate policy and environmental legislation, as well as leading South Africa’s hosting of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002).
Thandi is married with 3 adult children and a granddaughter. She is an avid golfer, sport fanatic, reads voraciously, travels extensively and is passionate about transforming mindsets. She is an Inanda Seminary Alumna having matriculated in the Class of 1974. Thandi obtained her undergrad degree from Fort Hare University, went on to qualify and be admitted as an attorney. During her student years, she was a political activist, taken into detention and expelled from Fort Hare University when she was doing her final year LLB. She became a Human Rights Lawyer and Socio-Economic Development Activist whose career of over 35 years spans the roles of attorney, mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, dispute resolution practitioner, public speaker, executive management and director of companies.
Lemogang Pitsoe holds a Bachelor of Science in (Mining Engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and a Diploma in Investment Management from Rand Afrikaans Universiteit (RAU). He also has a Master’s in Business Leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
For the last twelve years Marc has been creating innovative solutions in mining technology covering geological modelling, ore body knowledge, mine planning and design, scheduling, logistics, optimization, grade control, drill and blast and material movement segments of the mining value chain. Marc has overseen product development of more than 30 software solutions currently in use in the industry today and leverages deep knowledge of the industry acquired from years of hands-on experience in mining in a range of functions. For five years prior, Marc was a field exploration geoscientist, operational mine geologist and resource geologist with experience in several commodities including silver/lead/zinc, copper, tin/tungsten, gold, coal and conventional O&G. Marc studied in Brisbane, Australia at the University of Queensland School of Earth Sciences majoring in Geosciences and later attended the University of Queensland Business School, obtaining post-graduate qualifications in management and executive leadership.
Richard joined Anglo American as Group General Counsel in May 2017 and was appointed as Company Secretary in March 2018. From 1 July, Richard leads a combined Legal & Corporate Affairs team, with corporate communication and government relations added to his portfolio. Prior to joining Anglo American, he was a partner at Shearman & Sterling, the international law firm working across EMEA, Asia and North America. In private practice, Richard acted for clients across the metals, mining, energy and financial services sectors, among others, assisting them with complex financing, corporate and compliance matters. A champion for diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession, Richard was one of the founders and serves as a director of General Counsel for Diversity & Inclusion.
Andries is PwC’s Africa Energy, Utilities and Resources leader and an experienced JSE accredited audit partner. He has been with the firm since 1997 and partner since 2007. He has experience in numerous stock exchange transactions, including IPOs, fund raisings, and reporting accountant work for acquisitions. He has a specific focus on mining clients across commodities and mining methods. Andries is the project leader for the firm’s SA Mine and Global Mine publications which gives him excellent insight into industry wide issues.
Thabiso Sekano is the Head of the Mining and Metals business unit at the IDC. He has spent the last 15 years at the IDC working on deals that cover mergers and acquisitions, BEE structurings, project finance, standard term loan facilities, guarantees and more. Thabiso started his career as a mining graduate at Anglo Coal prior to joining the National Nuclear Regulator where he held various roles regulating the mining industry. Thabiso holds a BSc Eng (Mining) from the University of the Witwatersrand and a MBA from the University of Pretoria.
Errol is a geologist, registered with the South African Council of Natural Scientific Professionals. He has more than 25 years of industry experience across all aspects of exploration, mine development and operations with experience in precious and base metals. Errol has held positions in Anglogold, Cluff Mining, Metallon Gold, Clarity Minerals, LionGold Corporation and African Stellar Holdings. His senior executive roles have been on several boards of companies listed on the TSX, ASX and JSE.
James is a highly experienced and qualified executive with more than 25 years’ experience in the mining, industrial and financial sectors. Originally a process engineer in the mining industry, James has held various consulting, investment advisory and operational leadership positions. He has extensive experience in strategy development and execution, operational excellence, mergers and acquisitions and organisational leadership within the mining and industrial sectors.
Martin is a global energy expert with 30+ years’ broad and varied experience in hydrocarbon value chains (and related chemicals industries), oil and gas upstream, piped natural gas, Liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas marketing & trading, gas-to-power and renewable energy, coal/oil gasification (syngas), coal/gas/bio to liquids (XTL), coal bed methane (CBM) and coal mining. He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering.
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. He is a member and past president of the Association of Mine Managers, and a member of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the South African Colliery Managers’ Association.
Richard Stewart has 20 years’ experience in South Africa’s geological and mining industries, is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa and is a Registered Natural Scientist. Prior to joining Sibanye-Stillwater in 2014, he served on the Gold One Executive Committee, from 2009 to 2014, in both Technical and Business Development related roles. Richard was also the CEO of JSE listed Goliath Gold Limited, from 2013 to 2014. Prior to that he was an Investment Consultant for the Private Equity Group, African Global Capital Proprietary Limited and held management positions at Uranium One and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Mining Technology division. He was a co-founding member and director of Shango Solutions, a geological consultancy firm.
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. He served as Non-Executive Director on the boards of Impala, Zimplats, Eqstra and African Rainbow Minerals Limited. Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Village Main Reef Limited and CEO of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited.
Mike Teke is the CEO of Seriti Resources Holdings which he co-founded in 2018. His qualifications include a BA (Ed), BEd, BA (Hons) and an MBA. Mike has held HR roles at several companies including Unilever from 1992 to 1994, Bayer from 1994 to 1999, BHP Billiton from 2000 to 2005 and Impala Platinum from 2005 to 2007. Upon his departure at BHP Billiton, he became a founding member of Optimum Coal from 2007 to 2012 where he took on the role of CEO, and later Non- Executive Chairman until 2015. Mike was also the VP of the Chamber of Mines in SA between 2011-12 and subsequently became the President from 2013 to 2017. He became the Chairman of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal Board in 2012 and stepped down in 2016 to become a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Mike currently serves as Executive Chairman and controlling shareholder of Masimong Group Holdings and Non-Executive Chairman for several companies, including Rolfes and Anchor Group, and previously served as the Chairman of Council at the University of Johannesburg. He has been appointed as a Professor of Practice at the Johannesburg Business School. This title is only conferred on professionals who contribute to UJ’s academic enterprise through their professional expertise. Mike is also a Non-Executive Director of ARB, DNI, Halewood and Mouton Citrus.
Phillip Tobias is a mining engineer with over 28 years’ experience in the industry. He joined ARM as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in November 2021. Prior to this, he was COO: Business Development, Corporate Strategy and Capital Projects of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited. He has also held executive positions at Anglo American Platinum Limited and Gold Fields Limited. Phillip has been Chief Executive Officer of ARM since 1 May 2023.
Dr Nombasa Tsengwa started her career in the mining industry in 2003 when she joined the then, Kumba Resources as the General Manager Safety Health and Environment. With the unbundling of Kumba and the inception of Exxaro Resources, she was appointed as Executive General Manager Safety and Sustainable Development. In 2010 she was appointed as Regional General Manager Coal Tied Collieries, overseeing three underground and four opencast operations. In 2015 she was appointed as acting Executive Head Coal Operations before formally taking hold of this position in May 2016. In this position she was responsible for oversight in the operations and functioning of the Coal Business and its ventures managed by Exxaro Coal. In this position she was also responsible for the marketing and logistics of all products.
Louis started his mining career with Iscor in the 1990s as an underground engineer. Since then he has worked at several mining companies, but majority of his time has been as an Engineering
Manager for Exxaro, most notably at ECC. In 2021, he made the transition from coal to gold and he now is the Head of Engineering for Gold Fields at South Deep. Louis is an extremely passionate mining engineer who has a strong focus on building capability in his teams and using innovation and digitisation to drive down costs and improve OEE.
Andries van Heerden has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Afrimat Ltd since November 2006. He is also a member of the company's board of directors. Prior to serving in this role, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Lancaster Group (Pty) Ltd (2005), the Managing Director of Prima Quarries (Pty) Ltd. (2003-2005) and served in various other operational management roles, mostly in the mining and quarrying industries. Andries is well known for his visionary leadership and was instrumental in 2006 in the formation and listing of Afrimat on the JSE from the merger of Prima and Lancaster. Being a results-driven, performance-oriented people person, Andries is constantly investing time and energy in refining the business' strategy.
Duncan brings to the Board 30 years of international mining experience and a deep understanding of the Anglo American Group, its culture and context. Duncan joined the Board as Chief Executive on 19 April 2022. He chairs the Group Management Committee, having served as a member since 2009. He is chairman of De Beers, and a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore. From 2016 to April 2022, Duncan was Group Director – Strategy and Business Development, also serving as CEO of our Base Metals business as CEO from 2013 to 2019. Until April 2022, he chaired the Anglo American Foundation.
Mpumi was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kumba Iron Ore Limited with effect from 1 January 2022 and joined the Kumba Board as an executive director. She also assumed the role of Chairman of the operating entity, Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Ltd. Mpumi was a De Beers Group bursar and officially joined De Beers in 2001 as a process engineer. As part of her production journey, she worked on process improvement and plant design projects and also worked in various leadership levels within production management. She was appointed General Manager at De Beers Kimberley Mines in 2007, becoming the first female General Manager in the De Beers Group.