African Mining Network

AMN was established to develop and build relationships across Africa’s mining community, and give the world a preview of what is happening in mining in Africa.



Dr. Tony Harwood

President & CEO

Dr. Antony (Tony) Harwood Biography  Dr. Antony Harwood (Tony) is an economic geologist with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. Tony graduated from the University of Wales, Cardiff, in the UK with a BSc (Hons) cum laude and a PhD degree in Economic Geology. His career focus has been on exploration, mine development and mining in Africa, working primarily... Read More

Presentation: “Challenging times for exploration and mining in A


Chris Griffith


Chris Griffith | B Eng (Mining) Hons, Pr Eng, 53  Chris has served as CEO of Anglo American Platinum since September 2012. He was previously CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 2008 and 2012 and prior to this, served as Anglo American Platinum’s head of operations for joint ventures. Chris has been with the Group for over 25 years, joining Anglo... Read More

Presentation: Driving the future of PGMS


George Jenkins


Mr Jenkins is a mining industry professional with 28 years of industry experience including 24 years as an extraction metallurgist. During his career Mr Jenkins has held various operational leadership, business development and executive roles in South Africa and Australia and across a broad spectrum of companies ranging from larger companies such as Vale, AMCOAL and JCI through to several... Read More



Bonang Mohale


Mr Mohale ended a distinguished term as Vice President Upstream and Chairman of Shell South Africa (Pty) Limited at the end of June. Mr Mohale, who originally studied to be a medical doctor, has had a distinguished career at the helm and in leadership roles of several major South African and multinational companies; including Otis Elevators, South African Airways, Sanlam, Limited,... Read More



Tebello Chabana

Senior Executive Public Affairs & Transformation

 Tebello Chabana is senior executive public affairs and transformation at the Minerals Council of South Africa. He is an admitted attorney having spent the earlier part of his career focusing on labour and commercial law. He has a career spanning more than 20 years in the mining industry with experience in social development, public relations, mining policy and advocacy. He started... Read More

Presentation: What is this Minerals Council?


Nick Holland


Nick Holland has been CEO of Gold Fields – the South African-based gold miner – since 2008. Prior to that he was CFO of the company for 10 years. Under Nick the company has introduced its vision of “Being the global leader in sustainable gold mining” and has made significant strides in becoming a truly global mining company with operating... Read More

Presentation: Resource nationalism and community resistance to m