Owner/Director—Theo Pegram & Associations (Pty) Ltd a mining consultancy providing Outsourced Geological and Mine Technical Services
Date and place of birth
19 May 1965, Prieska — Northern Cape, South Africa
BSc (Hons) (Geology) — University of the Witwatersrand
BSc (Geology) — University of the Western Cape
GDE (Mining Engineering) — University of the Witwatersrand
Advanced Management Programme (AMP) — Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria
What contribution do you see yourself making to the SAIMM and Council?:
I have decided to avail myself to be of service and ‘plough back’. While I have no specific area in mind, I would be happy to add value where I can. I have past experience in participating on SAIMM conference organising committees, specifically the International Platinum Conference and would readily avail myself to similar functions, or in representing the SAIMM as a fellow on any Governance structures such as Ethics Committee for instance, where adjudication may be required in respect of compliance to Reporting Codes, or Oversight Committee for technical reviews to dispute resolution, etc.
Interactions/activities that you currently participate in within the SAIMM (if applicable):
I have no active involvement in the matters of the SAIMM or other professional bodies presently,
as a result of a conscious decision to withdraw from participation on industry Bodies three
years ago in order to focus on growing the Business
Brief career history:
I started my career as a Mine Geologist at Randfontein Estates Gold Mine (JCI) in 1988, progressed through the ranks and transferred as Senior Geologist to South Deep Project in 1994, where I later promoted into sequential roles as Chief Geologist, Manager Geology and Technical Services Superintendent until retrenchment in 2004. I then joined Goldfields Limited as Mineral Resources Manager at Kloof Gold Mine and resigned in 2005 to join Anglo Platinum at their Head Office as Head of Mine Geological Services and a short stint as Head of MRM Integration & Systems before taking a voluntary separation in 2009, after which I started TP&A and we have grown to Company as a multi-commodity technical services provider locally in South Africa, but also in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Turkey, Iran and Mauritania, in the process creating employment for an employee base of 50 people, as at May 2014.