From a Deloitte perspective, we believe that mining companies have the opportunity to take the lead to bring the sector, government and society closer together and create shared value beyond the compliance agenda. Value beyond compliance is about the fundamental synergy between business performance and social progress in creating shared value. There are various ways in which our clients seek to generate shared value. In some cases, it means collaborating with other mining companies to bring government and communities on-board to jointly plan and deliver on socio-economic cluster priorities. In other cases, we work directly with our clients to develop and implement shared value strategies addressing stakeholder engagement, enterprise and supplier development, diversity and inclusion, regulatory environment and measuring impact.
Andrew Lane is a senior partner at Deloitte Africa, where he leads the Energy, Resources & Industrials practice, as well as the Monitor Deloitte strategy capability, and the CEO program at the Deloitte Executive Institute. His professional career spans 32 years including 18 years in consulting. Lane leads strategy, operational improvement, organization redesign, and implementation projects within various industries including mining, utilities, revenue collection, general industry, aviation, manufacturing, and media.
Sihle Mdluli is a director and Operations Transformation leader in Deloitte Africa’s Strategy and Operations practice. She assists her clients in defining and executing on their strategies and in improving their cost-per-output unit in a sustainable manner whilst ensuring robust stakeholder engagement to enable lasting socio-economic impact in the communities where they operate. She joined Deloitte in 2010; prior to that, she accumulated more than six years’ experience in mining, plant operations, general management and diamond sales. Her key differentiator is ability to manage connection with the people ensuring effective change management and delivery whilst establishing a continuous improvement culture.
Elmarie Nel is a senior consultant/economist in the Africa Insights team. She is passionate about aligning public sector goals with private sector efficiency and has extensively engaged with the mining industry on delivering value beyond compliance. She assists clients in defining and executing their strategies with expertise in policy implications, localisation and data-driven diversity and inclusivity strategies. She holds an MComm in econometrics from the University of Pretoria and an honours in mathematical statistics and economics from Stellenbosch University.
Khutso Sekgota is a director in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practise. He is focused on helping clients design and deliver leading supply chain management solutions, assisting clients in mining, utilities, consumer goods and public services. He has expertise in the design and implementation of large-scale supply chain transformation programmes, national infrastructure planning, enterprise performance management and reporting, as well as business intelligence system implementation. Prior to his time at Deloitte, Sekgota spent five years in the consumer goods manufacturing environment focusing on capital projects management, maintenance engineering and production systems optimisation.