In this episode we chat to Jon Wylie, President of Global Natural Resources for Proudfoot Consulting, a global operational consulting group in the Natural Resources Industry sector focussing on productivity improvement through effective employee engagement, active supervisory skills, and the implementation of real-time, fact-based management behaviours
We talk about how well the mining companies and industries will adapt to this new environment after COVID-19, and how they are preparing for the new normal. We discuss what the new normal may look like, and the future of mining in great depth.
- When you’re a region-based company, you miss out on many global opportunities. Proudfoot circumvented this by creating a global model.
- The best practice for consultancies are to be split into two groups: technical and general consultants. This is the general framework most companies are built upon.
- To be an effective consultant, you need to change people’s opinions, and you can only do this truly effectively by influencing.
- A post-COVID world will require much consideration. The employment and economic landscapes are now completely different. In the long term, mining will always have a future. The question is how long it will take to become fully-functional again.
‘Proudfoot’s uniqueness lies in the way it deploys its solutions’
‘You’re creating change by creating alignment’
’We’re going to see greater integration with local communities’
‘In order to work as active stakeholder, we’re going to have to share the decision-making’
Proudfoot – https://proudfoot.com/leadership/
ABOUT THE HOST
Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.
Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.
Recorded as part of Benchmark’s #EVFest, this was the first live edition of the podcast that is now being released as three separate podcast episodes. The first installment is with Robert Mintak, the CEO of Standard Lithium and Andy Robinson the COO. We discuss their unique lithium project which leverages the brine output and infrastructure of the bromine operation of their partner Lanxess. A pilot operation with unique technology has recently started operating bringing a chance for the small town of El Dorado, Arkansas to have a significant position in the “new energy” economy on the one hundred year anniversary of the first major oil strike in that part of Arkansas which ultimately helped create the wealth of the Hunt family of oil, silver and Super Bowl fame. Listen and enjoy.
In this episode WiMSA Deputy chair Petro du Pisani speaks to fellow committee members Briony Liber and Lindy Scott about their recent experiences at the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba.
The Mining Indaba is the world’s largest mining investment event and takes place each February.
A number of WiMSA committee members attended this year’s Indaba, some of their tickets generously sponsored by the organisers of the event, the Hyve GrouP Plc.
This year Briony and Lindy recorded some insights from delegates at the event.
In this podcast we mix together Briony and Lindy’s reflections with those of the delegates recorded at the event.
You will hear the voices of the following delegates:
– Holly Bridgwater, Unearthed Solutions
– Jeannette Hofsajer, Minerals Council South Africa
– Keitumetse Lekaba, Quartile Capital Holdings
– Kesia Kariko, Dundee Precious Metals Inc.
– Koketso Busang, MMS Africa
– Olebogeng Sentsho, Simba Mngodi Mining Incubation Fund
– Raksha Naidoo, AMIS
– Tatiana Zamorova, Du Pont Sustainable Solutions
– Zenzi Awases, Women in Mining Association of Namibia
At the Indaba WiMSA hosted a panel on gender diversity sponsored by Webber Wentzel and AMIS confirmed their sponsorship for WiMSA’s mentoring programme.
In our next episodes we will talk more about WiMSA’s Future Fit and mentoring programmes.
Find out more about the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba here: https://www.miningindaba.com
Thanks to Webber Wentzel for sponsoring the WiMSA breakfast www.webberwentzel.com
Thanks to AMIS for sponsorship towards WiMSA’s mentoring programme. https://www.amis.co.za/
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