Mzila Mthenjane who served as the President of the SAIMM in 2019/2020 has been appointed by the Minerals Council South Africa as the new CEO. He will be replacing Roger Baxter who announced his last month in the role of CEO at Minerals Council will be June 2023 after nine years. Mzila has over 30 years of experience in the South African Mining and Financial services industries. He started his career as a Junior Engineer, and has since filled roles such as Senior Manager of Corporate Development, Vice-President for Global Corporate Finance, and Investment Manager at different corporations. He was employed by Exxaro Resources as the Executive Head for Stakeholder Affairs prior to being CEO of the Minerals Council. “We are pleased to appoint someone of Mzila’s experience and ability. He is coming in when the focus of all stakeholders is now more on economic, environment, social, and governance matters, with mining expected to play a significant role in this regard.” said Nolitha Fakude, Minerals Council South Africa President.
The name Mzila, translated to English means ‘path’. The SAIMM Council, Office Bearers, members, and the secretariat would like to take this opportunity to wish Mr Mthenjane well on his new path.