Warren, the Chief Executive Officer, is a highly accomplished and recognised mining, natural resources, infrastructure, and environmental law specialist. Warren provides multi-disciplinary services with a particular focus on health, safety environment, regulatory and criminal, but has also been involved in a large number of significant mining transactions.
Warren is a well-known and passionate public speaker and is frequently quoted in print and digital media. Warren Beech has been practicing for almost thirty years, during which time he has developed a highly recognised and specialised practice in relation to the mining, natural resources, infrastructure and projects sectors.
Warren consults locally and internationally and has represented mining and non-mining companies in a vast number of fatal inquiries and inquests arising out of workplace incidents and accidents. Warren and his team have most recently conducted global compliance audits (including in eight African jurisdictions) for major global companies who operate in the highly complex mining and natural resources sector, renewable energy companies, agriculture, fast moving consumer goods, and telecommunications. Recognised for his contribution to the mining and natural resources sector by several industry bodies, including association affiliated to the Minerals Council (previously the Chamber of Mines) he has participated in various industry-specific bodies on developments, including legislative amendments, at the request of the regulators.
Warren has been acknowledged in various leading legal directories and is a frequent speaker at local and internal seminars, webinars, and conferences.
Resource nationalism is growing in popularity with various African governments across the continent. Countries must derive greater economic benefit from their mineral wealth and in addition to greater local ownership, also requires a reduction in exports of raw materials and encouragement of local beneficiation. Does this translate to greater regional co-operation and developmental goals amongst African states?
Tuesday 07 February 14:40 - 15:25 Main Stage