Conference Chair
Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng. (Panel Chair)
Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman
Shumba Energy

Mr. Clegg, is a Mining, Natural Resources & Energy Industry Professional with over 35 years’ experience gained from working mining & minerals projects, process & metallurgical industries and related supply industries in more than 160 countries on all the continents. He is a registered Professional Mining Engineer (Pr.Eng), a registered Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr.CPM), a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), and carries professional Fellowship status with South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (FSAIMM) and the Institute of Quarrying (FIOQ) as well a professional memberships of all the major Mining Institutes globally and is a recognized mining technical assessment, reporting and mining project valuation expert with key experience in stock exchange listings and the requirements for successful capital raising. He has advised a number of governments on Mining Policy, Legislation & Regulation since 1990, as well as being the architect & executor of practical plans for unlocking the potential value of their resources base.

Keynote Speakers
James Campbell
Managing Director
Botswana Diamonds plc

James Campbell is Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc and has spent over thirty years in the diamond industry in a variety of roles. Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and President of Rockwell Diamonds Inc, Non-Executive Director of Stellar Diamonds plc, Vice President - New Business for Lucara Diamond Corp, Managing Director of African Diamonds plc and Executive Deputy Chairman of West African Diamonds plc. Prior to that James spent over twenty years at De Beers, with notable appointments including General Manager for Advanced Exploration and Resource Delivery and Nicky Oppenheimer's Personal Assistant. James holds a degree in Mining and Exploration Geology from the Royal School of Mines (Imperial College, London University) and an MBA with distinction from Durham University. James is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Materials, South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and Institute of Directors of South Africa. He is also a Chartered Engineer (UK), Chartered Scientist (UK) and a Professional Natural Scientist (RSA).
Vaughn Duke

Vaughn Duke graduated from Wits in 1986 with a BSc Mining Engineering and later with a Masters in Business Administration from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (UP). After moving to Zimbabwe in 1987 to work in a family mining business that leased and sold prospects to larger mining companies such as Rio Tinto and Anglo American. In 1989 returned to South Africa, where he joined Anglo Vaal. In 2004 Vaughn established Sound Mining Solution (Pty) Ltd (

Vaughn is a member of the Southern African Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) with over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry. He has contributed to the latest rewrites of the South African Mineral Asset Valuation Code (SAMVAL) and the South African Mineral Resource Committee Code (SAMREC). Vaughn is a recognised Project Management Professional (PMP) and a registered professional with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

In addition to overseeing Sound Mining, Vaughn is now focusing much of his attention on a new interest in Project Managers and Design Engineers (
Peter Major
Director: Mining
Mergence Corporate Solutions

Michael Solomon Teke
Chief Executive Officer
Seriti Resources

Naseem Banu Lahri
Managing Director
Lucara Botswana

A well-rounded accomplished professional accountant with 22 years’ experience, with more than 17 years' experience in the mining industry with a Masters in Strategic Management (BCOM, FCCA). Holding key strategic roles throughout her career. In May 2018 promoted to Managing Director, being the first woman and the first Motswana woman to serve in this capacity for a diamond mining company in Botswana and the youngest female MD in mining in the world.
Served as a board member in the Debswana Pension Fund, Botswana Accountancy College and Pula Medical Aid. Recently appointed as a board member at First National Bank Botswana rated the best bank in the country.
Labelled by Forbes, the New Yorker, Mining Weekly and Vogue as the youngest female to run a diamond mine in the world and a trail blazer in the industry.
Emmanuel Baidoo
Senior Manager Sustainability
AngloGold Ashanti

Mametja Moshe
Moshe Capital

Ralph Rossouw (Panel Chair)
Managing Director
Vedanta Resources

Ralph Rossouw is a Charted, Professional Mining Engineer with 29 years of global mining operations and projects experience. His career includes executive roles with BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American and more recently has been CEO and Managing Director for companies like Vedanta Resources, Philex Mining Corporation and Zeehan Zinc. He has listing companies on global stock exchanges, raised more than $3 billion capital for projects, and championed improvement interventions resulting in 30% increase in margins through Operating Excellence, 20 Keys and Lean/Six Sigma, mainly in North America, West Africa, Australia, China and SE Asia. Ralph is a Fellow of the SAIMM, CIM and AusIMM.
Dr Fiona Perrott-Humphrey (Panel Chair)
Senior Adviser
Rothschild & Co

Charles Siwawa
Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Chamber of Mines

Louis Coetzee
Kibo Energy Plc

Olebogeng Tefo Sentsho
Simba Mgodi Mining Incubation Fund

Mrs. Sentsho is the Chief Executive Officer at The Simba Mgodi Mining Incubation Fund, a development fund that supports emerging entrepreneurs in Mining and mining services. An alumni of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship programme for the Young African Leaders Initiative, run by the US State department , Olebogeng holds an LLB degree from Wits and is currently completing her Msc. in Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. Olebogeng Sentsho also serves as the finance champion on the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resource’s Technical Secretariat for the evolution of Funding Models for Junior Miners in South Africa. A recipient of the inaugural “Outstanding woman in Mining Award” at the Youth in Mining. Business awards in 2016, the Winner of the “Leaders of Tommorow” Award at the 2019 Mining Indaba, The Head of the Mining and Technical Engineering Services Sector at the Progressive Youth in Business Organisation and the National Convenor of the 2019 Youth in Mining Procurement Transformation Summit, Olebogeng is passionate about investment, the African economy, mining and socially responsible business practices.
Morne du Plessis

Morné is the CEO of Minergy Limited, a position he has held since 1 August 2019. He is a qualified chartered accountant [CA(SA)], with an MBA from Heriott Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Morné has extensive experience in the mining industry, having been Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of several groups in the sector, including contract mining and beneficiation service provider, Genet SA; junior coal miner, Umcebo Mining Group; and JSE- listed junior coal miner, Wescoal Holdings Limited. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Minergy in January 2017 and as its CFO in February 2017, before being appointed CEO.
Hon. Lefoko Maxwell Moagi
Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security

William (Bill) Witham (Panel Chair)
Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group

Bill is an exploration and government relations specialist, having previously worked at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA and as a director of a number of African-focused exploration companies. He has lived and worked in Africa on and off since 1996 and brings a blend of exploration and advocacy experience to the role.
Zoë Kennaugh
Karunya Consulting

Stefan Eitel
Director Metals & Mining
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

Stefan Eitel is a Director at the Metals & Mining team of KfW IPEX-Bank. KfW IPEX-Bank is the commercial arm of KfW, the government owned promotional and development bank of the Federal Republic of Germany. Stefan holds both a German and US master’s degree in Economics and started his career in the export and project finance unit of KfW. After three years he joined the German Federal Ministry of Finance, supervising EulerHermes in their mandate for the German Export Credit Agency scheme. After returning to KfW and working for the bank’s treasury for four years, in 2005 he returned to the export and project finance business and took over as head of portfolio management for the bank's basic industries portfolio. Since 2008 Stefan is heading the Metals & Mining Team of KfW IPEX-Bank, being responsible for acquisition and structuring new transactions in the metals, steel & mining sphere globally.

Dr Dennis George
Founder Executive Director
African Quartz

Dr Dennis George is a versatile, proactive, dedicated leader who takes a hands-on approach to getting the job done efficiently, effectively and ethically and is wholeheartedly committed to delivering high levels of excellence and productivity, with meticulous attention to detail and within agreed deadlines, in all endeavours. Extensively experienced in collecting and analysing information, digesting facts and figures and grasping and interpreting complex technical issues; a flexible, innovative, capable problem-solver and skilled negotiator with strong organisational aptitude who thrives under pressure, enjoys a challenge, and adapts quickly to new tasks; is self-motivated, resourceful and diligent whether working independently or as part of a team. Possesses outstanding interpersonal expertise and the ability to communicate confidently and articulately at all levels, with a consistent focus on inspiring and motivating others to achieve their full potential.
Dr. George has a Masters degree and has recently completed his degree for Doctor of Philosophiae in the Management of Technology and Innovation.
Louis Loubser
Mooiplaats Colliery

As the Head of Business Development and Resources at Afrimat Limited, Louis Loubser successfully assisted in negotiating the acquisition of Infrasors into the Afrimat stable. In 2013, he was appointed Managing Director of Infrasors, an Afrimat subsidiary – demonstrating great competency in turning Infrasors around. In September 2018, Louis joined Mooiplaats Colliery as CEO and is loving the challenge of re-energising the huge potential of this asset and its workforce. Louis holds a B.Com Management Accounting degree from University of Stellenbosch, a Certificate in open pit mining from the University of Derby and a MBA Cum Laude from University of Stellenbosch.
Sam Chikowore
Exporien Mining P/L.

Sam Chikowore is a family man, married with a son and a daughter.

Sam has a lifelong background in the mining industry spanning back to 1993. He initially was involved with a chrome-mining venture which had operations on the Zimbabwe Great-Dyke.

A few years down the line, Sam left the mining sector to pursue a career as a regional distributor for an American multinational company -3M involved in the manufacture and distribution of equipment and consumables covering a large number of diverse markets in the energy, mining, manufacturing and health care industries.

After a couple of years in distribution, Sam took up a new role managing earth-moving equipment with contracts at the country's largest open-cast platinum miner with another contract running at a chrome smelter. Sam was later to leave that project to start his own chrome mining venture on a tribute basis working with the two leading ferro-chrome producing companies in Zimbabwe at the time.

In 2002 Sam set up a new company Exporien Mining P/L, coming in as Managing Director. Sam sought to use the Exporien vehicle to diversify into other mineral commodities outside his chrome comfort zone.

Other Activities:-

Sam is an avid member of the Rotary organisation where he has previously served on the Club Board for a number of years and has also served as Club President.

In the year 2020-21, Sam will again be serving on the Club Board as well as serving as Rotary District Trainer for District 9210 which covers Malawi, Northern Mozambique. Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Murray Hill
Managing Director
Marenica Energy Limited

Murray is the Managing Director of ASX listed Marenica Energy Ltd. Murray has over 35 years experience in the mining industry including 14 years in uranium, all of which has been in Namibia. Murray worked as a Metallurgical Consultant in his own business for the 10 years prior to joining Marenica.

Murray has a strong initiative and is a high achiever always searching for new and/or improved methods or technologies to gain improvement. This is complimented by his practical mindset.

He is the champion of Marenica’s U-pgrade process for upgrading secondary uranium ores.