01.04.2022

Global Head of Health and Safety

Stratum was retained by one of its key clients, a mid-tier multi-commodity mining company, to assist with finding their new Global Head of Health and Safety. Due to the nature of its operations, many of its people operate in high-risk environments. The mandate was to attract a high-level Health and Safety professional with a track […]

31.03.2022

March 2022 B1G1 Giving

Stratum International March 2022 B1G1 giving update: 100 days of food and shelter to people in need in South Africa through Community Chest of the Western Cape, South Africa. The Community Chest provides short-term care and psycho-social support to those who need it: daily, short-term, a home from home, a refuge, a bath, and breakfast. […]

10.03.2022

Country Director: Suriname

The position of Country Director for a mid-tier gold miner in Suriname became vacant due to retirement. The role reported directly to the Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Sustainability at head office. Their primary responsibility was to mitigate risk for the company’s investments in Suriname. Although the company had identified a suitable candidate, […]

28.02.2022

February 2022 B1G1 Giving

In February 2022, our partnership with Global Giving Initiative Buy1GIVE1 (B1G1), donated 101 days of early childhood development to a disadvantaged child in South Africa. This program focuses on children reaching their age-appropriate developmental milestones, support and empowerment of at-risk children and their families, and for caregivers to recognise the importance of Early Childhood Development. […]

25.01.2022

VP Executive: HR

Due to rapid growth within the region, a gold major identified the need to add leadership capacity to their Africa region Human Resources team. After reviewing internal talent, it was determined that the company would need to look externally for the right candidate. And to maintain stability within the existing team, the search needed to […]

25.01.2022

VP Exploration: Africa

To ensure its optimal position in a rapidly changing market, a gold major retained Stratum to recruit a VP of Exploration for their African assets with the goal of building exploration capacity on the continent. It was an opportunity for the successful candidate to put their mark on a growing exploration pipeline in a company […]

25.01.2022

New GM Leads Mine Turnaround in Canada

Stratum understands the importance of a mine’s General Manager. The Case Study below details a Mining Recruitment project we managed for a client in Canada – hiring a top-tier General Manager. TRANSFORMATION SUCCESS The incumbent increased production by 60% within six months, achieving the highest quarterly production and EBITDA in 15 years. Spearheaded the stabilisation […]

24.01.2022

Recruiting General Managers: A Global Challenge

One of the most critical assets in a mining company is its Mine General Manager (GM). Not only do these individuals manage production, but they should lead people, inspire strategic thinking, productivity, and innovation. Their ability to lead directly impacts profitability. And in many cases, the company might only have one or two producing assets. […]