Roger was the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Council South Africa for over 8 years from May 2015. He recently retired from this position. In that role he played a key part in guiding the South African mining sector to achieve an improved safety record with a significant focus on the implementation of mine site solutions based on the adoption of leading global safety practices.
Roger also led the complete brand rejuvenation, reputation enhancement and modernisation of the Mineral Council into becoming a much more effective, strategically driven, agile, assertive and capable organisation.
Roger was awarded the “2020 Mining Thought Leader of the Year” by the Mining Review Africa journal and has also been listed in MiningMX’s “100 most influential people in Africa’s mining” sector.
Roger was the founding Chairman of the World Platinum Investment Council – a position he continues to hold to date. He is also immediate past President of the Mining Industry Association of Southern Africa (2019 – 2022) and the immediate past Chairman of the Associations Coordinating Group of the International Council of Mining and Metals (2020 – 2022). Roger holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Natal in South Africa.