May 17, 2020

Zimbabwe’s mining industry anticipated to grow by 10% in 2018

Zimbabwe
Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe
COMZ
Gold
Sophie Chapman
2 min
Batirai Manhando, COMZ President, calls for more financial efficient mining in ZimbabweBatirai Manhando, COMZ President, calls for more financial efficient mining in Zimbabwe
The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (COMZ) has announced its forecast that the mining industry in the country will grow by 10% this year.

COMZ has predict...

The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (COMZ) has announced its forecast that the mining industry in the country will grow by 10% this year.

COMZ has predicted that the sector will generate $3.7bn, sourced from mineral exploits, during the review period.

The industry is expected to reach $11bn by 2022, and $18bn by 2030.

The announcement followed the chamber’s annual general meeting, in which the President of COMZ, Batirai Manhando, confirmed that 10 out of 14, or 71% minerals recorded a rise in volume between the three months ending March 2018, compared to the first quarter of last year.

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The industry also had a successful year in 2017, with an overall growth of 8.5%.

“Notable increases are in gold, up 53%, coal 46%, nickel 18%, and cobalt, 13%,” noted the President of the Chamber, Batirai Manhando.

Manhando claimed the successful growth in minerals was due to gold, nickel, and chrome price recoveries.

However the COMZ President still queried finial inefficiencies and confusion within Zimbabwe’s mining sector.

“Our quest is for the government to provide [a] stable, competitive and optimal fiscal framework for the mining industry and simplify the fiscal regime from the high multiplicity of tax heads, tax regulatory instruments and collecting agents to a few tax heads, instruments and agents in order to reduce the burden of compliance,” Manhando added.

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May 13, 2021

Mining Profile: Gary Nagle, CEO, Glencore

Gary Nagle
Glencore
Mining CEO
Decarbonisation
3 min
Gary Nagle joined Glencore in 2000 progressing to head up its global coal operation. He will succeed Ivan Glasenberg as CEO in July 2021

Gary Nagle has spent his career in mining, across two decades, with Glencore – the Anglo-Swiss metals and mining company with a diverse global portfolio. Nagle is a one company man who has experienced the journey of the resources industry from boots on the ground to the boardroom. He will succeed Ivan Glasenberg as Glencore’s CEO in July 2021

Gary Nagle

Gary Nagle was born in South Africa in 1975 where he earned degrees in commerce and accounting from the University of Witwatersrand, before qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1999. Nagle joined Glencore in 2000 as an asset manager in the coal department. His rise was swift; by 2007 he was named chief executive of the company’s Colombian coal operation, Prodeco.

Following the acquisition of Xstrata in 2013, Nagle moved to run the company’s South Africa-focused alloy assets, before being named head of the company’s global coal assets portfolio in 2018

Building his career by rising through the ranks of Glencore’s coal department Nagles was considered the most likely to succeed Glasenberg due to his asset-focus; mining accounts for a growing share of Glencore’s revenue as it moves away from its origins as a pure trader.

Glencore’s Chairman, Tony Hayward, commented on the appointment: “Gary Nagle has held senior roles in coal and ferroalloys in Colombia, South Africa and Australia. He has been on the Board’s radar for more than several years and was selected following a succession process overseen by the Board. We are confident that he has the right skill set and qualities to lead the Glencore of tomorrow.”

Gary Nagle

Glencore

Ivan Glasenberg is retiring from his role as CEO after nearly 20 years at the helm of Glencore which saw him complete one of the largest mining mergers in history, with Xstrata. Looking back on his time at Glencore, the world’s largest commodities trader, Glasenberg reflected: “I am proud of the great company that we have built. Together, we have created one of the world’s largest diversified miners and marketers of commodities. Today, our diversified portfolio uniquely positions us to play an essential role in the global transition to a low-carbon economy.”

Glencore has announced plans to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 by reducing its direct and indirect carbon footprint by 40% by 2035.

Glasenberg has served as mentor to Nagle who has followed a similar career path at Glencore rising to the role of CEO via heading up the company’s global coal business.

Ivan Glasenberg

“I have worked with Gary since he joined the company twenty years ago,” recalled Glasenberg. “I have always regarded it as a critical part of my job to develop the next generation of leadership at Glencore and I am proud of the strong leadership team that we developed from which we were able to select Gary. I am confident that his leadership, along with the support of the management team, will enable Glencore to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead and be a strong custodian for my shareholding in the company.”

Looking ahead to the challenges awaiting him, Nagle was full of optimism: “I am grateful for the trust placed in me by the Board and honoured to be appointed CEO at such an exciting time for Glencore. We will continue to deliver value to our shareholders, while operating safely and responsibly.”

Nagle will relocate from Australia to Switzerland to take up his new role.

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