His extensive experience in the mining industry spans over four decades starting from Gold, Platinum, and now in coal. Upon joining the coal sector, he soon realized that coal was his final home, and that he never looked back, and this was after joining Sasol Mining, as a Mining Professional in Training in 1993. In 2002, he joined Eyesizwe Coal to become the General Manager, after which was sent to Exxaro Headquarters following the merger between Kumba Resources and Eyesizwe Coal. He is currently an Executive Head: Sustainability a position has held since 2010. He holds a master’s degree in Business Leadership from University of South Africa, mining engineering Diploma from University of Johannesburg, and advanced management program from Wharton, United States. He is also a registered certificated Professional Engineer with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and also been the President of South African Colliery Managers Association in 2012.
- Mining’s responsibility in increasing material productivity, eliminating waste and regenerating nature.
- Establishing net positive contribution to the environment and society, embedding responsible use and recovery of metals in supply chains after they enter markets.
- African mining progress in recycling waste and reducing tailings, optimising water usage, regenerating closed mine sites
Tuesday 07 February 10:35 - 11:25 Roof Terrace
Sustainable Development Day
Decarbonisation and circularity have become significant drivers of strategy for mining companies as they seek to reduce scope 3 emissions and take opportunities that this transition presents.
Wednesday 08 February 13:50 - 14:40 Main Stage