Dr. Vere Ross-Gillespie

Dr. Vere Ross-Gillespie

Head of Extractives NatureMetrics

Vere is working with clients across a range of sectors (e.g. agricultural, mining conservation, water, environmental) from NGO’s, to public and private entities to introduce DNA-based methods to clients in order to improve environmental management practices, inform biodiversity monitoring, assist research and ultimately improve conservation measures.

Vere is engaging with clients from existing networks in Southern and East Africa and beyond, while establishing new partnerships, research and commercial and opportunities. Vere is actively involved in developing opportunities in these regions, including running training sessions and workshops for stakeholders focused on the integration and application of DNA based tools into sampling designs and monitoring programs.

Vere has a PhD in Zoology from the University of Cape Town for work focused on life-history traits of aquatic insects in relation to thermal and hydrological alteration as well as climate change and genetic factors. BSc Hons in Zoology, BSc double major in Ecology and Environmental & Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town.


Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 10:35 To 11:25

05/10/2022 10:35 05/10/2022 11:25 Mining & the Circular Economy Panel
  • Can mining be circular? Can it be regenerative? What does that look like in practice?: What are the key social and environmental aspects of mining in the context of a circular economy and how do we navigate these within the fundamentals of operators technical and financial requirements? 
  • The roles and expectations of governments and local communities: examining the mine lifecycle and what is the role of local community groups in ensuring regenerative outcomes and transfer of skills?
  • Energy Transition and opportunities for mining communities – how can mining communities benefit from renewable power generation? Building the critical role of Africa in the COP26 global climate change agenda.
Westin Hotel Ballroom

Westin Hotel Ballroom

"Mining & the Circular Economy Panel"

Dr. Vere Ross-Gillespie Kirsten Hund Riaan Koppeschaar Sven Renner
Time and date

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 10:35 To 11:25

05/10/2022 10:35 05/10/2022 11:25 Mining & the Circular Economy Panel
  • Can mining be circular? Can it be regenerative? What does that look like in practice?: What are the key social and environmental aspects of mining in the context of a circular economy and how do we navigate these within the fundamentals of operators technical and financial requirements? 
  • The roles and expectations of governments and local communities: examining the mine lifecycle and what is the role of local community groups in ensuring regenerative outcomes and transfer of skills?
  • Energy Transition and opportunities for mining communities – how can mining communities benefit from renewable power generation? Building the critical role of Africa in the COP26 global climate change agenda.
Westin Hotel Ballroom
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Westin Hotel Ballroom

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Speakers

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