Mining and Risk Seminar – Guest Speaker Jonathan Veeran, Partner, Webber Wentzel

Global environmental consultancy SLR and strategic risk management consultancy Strategia Worldwide Ltd will host a joint seminar on Monday 18th September, 4pm to 6:30pm at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss “Helping companies and investors realise opportunities in complex environments.”  

Edward Haslam, Senior Advisor, Strategia Worldwide, and Deputy Chairman of Centamin & former CEO of Lonmin will talk about the changing landscape of the mining sector, particularly around the expectations on companies to manage their wider impact on society and the ever growing awareness of business responsibility. He will detail the various sources of these expectations, from governments, to suppliers, to advocacy groups.

Sir Richard Shirreff, Partner, Strategia Worldwide, will discuss the comprehensive management of risk, and the ways in which it is vital to realise business opportunities and to protect the value of investments. Alongside planning for the range of interrelated risks that face businesses, Richard will talk about the increasing expectations on sustainable business practices and non-financial reporting.

David Walker, Global Mining & Minerals Sector Lead, SLR, will delve into the concept of identifying and managing risk in business, detailing its modern multi-dimensional nature. He’ll discuss the complexity of risk in mining ventures and how this changes throughout the project’s life cycle, with conditions changing over time.

Guest speaker Jonathan Veeran, Partner, Webber Wentzel, will talk about the necessary collaboration between governments and the private mining sector in Africa,  and the balance between these roles. He will also discuss local development, including the increased accountability of foreign investors.

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Monday 18th September at 4pm to 6:30pm

At the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, One Exchange Square, Gwen Lane, Sandton, 2196

Guest Speakers: Jonathan Veeran, Partner, Webber Wentzel