I am a retired mining engineer. I have been involved in the mining industry for 34 years. The first twenty-five years, was with mining companies, in operations management and project management. I subsequently moved to a mining equipment manufacturer in a marketing role. I spent the last two years, prior to my retirement due to ill-health, as CEO of Weir Minerals Africa.
I have a passion for change and was closely involved with the mechanisation of chrome and platinum mines, in South Africa in the aeas of operation design, change management , equipment design and management.
As MD of Weir Minerals Africa, I was closely involved with the ramping-up of factory capacity and rapid growth of the company prior to the integration of the Weir and Warman Africa businesses
I still take a keen interest in issues pertaining to the mining industry. My thoughts on issues pertaining to the South African mining industry are expressed. My aim is to view the industry ,and it’s warts, from the commentators booth (there are enough commentators and analysts taking a the “all” in the “warts and all” view). The views expressed are my own; they are always brutally honest, sometimes humorous but certainly not politically correct.