Phillip Barton was appointed Chief Executive Officer of De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) in September 2010. He began his career with De Beers in 1988 as Internal Auditor at the Cullinan Diamond Mine and became Senior Audit Manager, Global Operations, in 1997.
Vuslat Bayoglu is the founder and executive chairman of Canyon Coal, a mid-tier coal mining company. He is the managing director of Menar Holding which has controlling stakes in Canyon Coal, Minerano Resources, Zululand Anthracite Colliery and Sitatunga Resources.
Mark Bristow has been the chief executive of Randgold Resources since he lead its incorporation in 1995. A geologist with a PhD from the University of Natal in South Africa, his pioneering exploration work in West Africa provided the foundation on which the company was established.
Lloyd Christie is a director at ENSafrica in the natural resource law department. He specialises in mining and environmental law, with a focus on providing mineral resource regulatory advice, including advising on resource finance projects, disposals and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, black economic empowerment transactions, strategic planning in relation to green field operations, resource disputes and lobbying regulators.
Frik Fourie is currently the Head of New Mining Technology at Anglo American. Prior to this he served as the Head of Business Improvement in 2016. From 2007 to 2010 he was the Head of Strategic Projects and Planning at Anglo Platinum and was appointed Head of Mining in 2010.
A commentator on market and economic issues, Chris shares his views on South African and international events. He writes regularly for InvestSA, an intermediary publication, and is a sought-after speaker at conferences across industries and business sectors for his views on economic and market issues.
May Hermanus was appointed Executive Director: CSIR Natural Resources and the Environment in June 2013. Prior to joining the CSIR, Hermanus was the Director and Adjunct-Professor at the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) at Wits University.
Mark Heywood is the Executive Director of SECTION27 (which incorporated the AIDS Law Project in 2010). He joined the AIDS Law Project (ALP) in 1994 and in 1998 he was one of the founders of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). He has continued to participate on the TAC Secretariat, National Council and Board of Directors.
Ben joined the Lonmin Board as Chief Executive on 1 July 2013. He is a graduate Mining Engineer from the University of Zimbabwe and has attended various management programmes, including the Accelerated Development Programme from the London Business School, UK and the AMP from GIBS, SA.
Mondli Makhanya, who is currently the Editor-in-Chief of City Press, has been in the media industry for more than 26 years. He is one of South Africa’s most respected editors and an influential columnist. Makhanya’s insights on South Africa’s political and social developments are much sought after.
Norman Mbazima is Deputy Chairman of Anglo American South Africa and a member of Anglo American’s Group Management Committee (GMC). Norman was previously CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American from September 2012 to August 2015, and before that, CEO of Anglo American’s Thermal Coal business.
Sandy joined Allan Gray as an investment analyst and economist in October 1991. Previously he was employed by Gold Fields of South Africa Limited in a variety of management positions for 22 years, where much of his experience was focused on investment related activities.
Treasurer General of the African National Congress, Dr Zwelini Mkhize is a medical doctor, former legislator and politician. Dr Mkhize has played a pivotal role in the process leading towards the establishment of a democratic government.
Lumkile Mondi, MA Economics (Eastern Illinois University), BCom (Hons) Economics (Wits University), is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economic and Business Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Dr. Nkosana Moyo is the Founder of MINDS. He is, an Eisenhower Fellow and a World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Leader of Tomorrow alumnus, holds a PhD in Physics from Imperial College, University of London and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK.
July was appointed CEO of Coal South Africa in September 2016. Prior to that, he held the position of Executive Head of Processing at Anglo American Platinum and was employed by Anglo American subsidiaries in Zimbabwe, where he held senior managerial positions in metallurgical operations and technical services.
Sipho Mila Pityana is Chairman of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. Having joined the board as senior director in February 2007, he is the chairman of the Nominations committees, and a member of the Remuneration and Human Resources and Social, Ethics and Sustainability committees.
Gerhard has 32 years of hard rock mining experience, through a career that spans the gold, platinum and base metal industries. In his early career he was the General Manager of Lorraine and Target gold mines before being promoted to Executive Director for Avmin during 2000.
Jacinto holds a BA (Hons)(Political Science) and a BSc (Hons)(Geology) from Gustavus Adolphus College in the USA, a Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mining) from Wits University, a LLB (law) from UNISA and a MBA (Executive) from the University of Cape Town.
Keith Scott is a geologist with over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. Keith has been in executive management for the last 10 years, initially as the Managing Director of The MSA Group of mining consultants and latterly as the CEO of MOGS Mining Services (MMS), the RBH-owned mining services group.
In 2008, Mike left Impala to be one of the founding members of Optimum Coal and was appointed CEO of Optimum Coal. Mike was part of the listing Optimum Coal on the JSE in March 2010. In September 2012, Mike resigned as CEO of Optimum Coal (and is presently the Non-Executive Chairman) to pursue other business interests.
Paul focuses on the natural resources sector in Sub-Sahara Africa. He graduated with a B(Commerce) Honours (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane is the Minister of Mineral Resources having been appointed into this position on 23 September 2015. As an MP, Minister Zwane is also a Member of the Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development (National Assembly) and the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (National Assembly).