Vanessa Naicker is the head of learning and talent for the platinum business unit at Anglo American. She has broad multi-commodity global mining experience. Her work focuses on understanding the changing nature of work and influencing and impacting learning and talent ecosystems in the workplace. She is passionate about advancing technology adoption, education and responsible transitions that unlock opportunities for growth. Vanessa is the chairperson of the Mineral Education Trust Fund (METF) of South Africa, a board member of the Anglo American sefa Mining Fund, serves on the industry-university global think tank of the Future Talent Council as well as the Industry Advisory Board for the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at University of Witwatersrand.
With the impact of the Pandemic How are Mining Companies Adapting to the New Normal, Creating Vital Employment, and Utilising Technology?
Tuesday 07 February 15:30 - 16:15 InfraTech Auditorium
While mining is changing, so too is society and with it the expectations of tomorrow’s workforce. To attract the next generation of Gen Z miners, the industry will need to adapt to meet their legitimate expectations of greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. But the next generation, in fact the current generation, of miners will also need to rapidly acquire a new set of excellences, skills and attitudes if they are to succeed in the mine of the future. Continual learning, adapting to AI, developing enhanced people and contextual skills, building professional networks of support, and tooling up for the energy transition are all challenges every miner and future professional will face.
Thursday 09 February 12:35 - 13:15 Main Stage
Young Leaders Programme