31.08.2021

Knowledge is power – why farming beats fishing every time

“Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine”, said Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Research at Gartner, a few years ago. He couldn’t be more right. These days, accessing quality data and analysing it is any company’s most precious resource after its employees. Farming, not […]

04.02.2021

African Mining Market Sentiment – 2020 vs 2021

* Below is a full transcript of the original Q&A interview published by 121 Group’s The Assay Magazine, as part of 121 Group’s African Mining Investment virtual conference, 1-3 February 2021. The original article can be found here. How did the mining industry in Africa fare in 2020 as COVID-19 resulted in shutdowns across the […]

03.10.2019

Betting the Jockey…. and not getting screwed. Stratum’s recent podcast interview with Resource Insider

Not sure if you caught the podcast of our MD Will Coetzer’s sit-down with Jamie Keech from Resource Insider last week? If you don’t know Jamie, he’s a Cambourne School of Mines Master’s degree Mining Engineer-turned-Mining Financier on a mission to help resources industry investors, well, for the lack of a better word, not get […]

17.12.2018

Interviews with Mining Greats : Ross Beaty

  An interview about leadership in mining with Ross Beaty. Part of our Interviews with Mining Greats series. Ross Beaty needs little introduction to anyone involved in mining. Currently the chairman of Pan American Silver and Executive chairman of Alteria Power Corporation, Ross has created 14 successful businesses over four decades, creating more than $4 […]

05.12.2017

Interviews with Mining Greats: Mark O’Dea

  Interview with Mark O’Dea, part of our Interviews with Mining Greats series. Mark is one of the youngest interviewees in this interview series, but his achievements are just as impressive. He has launched and sold several companies since 2011, including Fronteer Gold and, most recently, True Gold Mining, which was acquired by Endeavour Mining […]

21.11.2017

Interviews with Mining Greats: Ian Pearce

  Interview about leadership in mining with Ian Pearce. Part of our interview series with the Mining Greats. With more than three decades of experience working at the most senior levels in mining, few people can rival Ian Pearce’s level of insight and experience. Ian famously worked with Sir Mick Davis at Xstrata plc, helping […]

09.11.2017

Interviews with Mining Greats: Rick Rule

  Will Coetzer interviews Rick Rule as part of our Interviews with Mining Greats series. Rick Rule is renowned as someone who works relentlessly in identifying and bringing mining companies to market. Over the years many people, particularly those in the junior space, have told me about times when he backed them when no one […]

30.10.2017

Interviews with Mining Greats: Catherine McLeod Seltzer

  Catherine McLeod-Seltzer is interviewed by Will Coetzer as part of our series of conversations with mining greats. I met Catherine McLeod Seltzer in London, during one of her UK transits to far-flung mining sites. With a track record stretching back 20 years, and with no signs of slowing down any time soon, Catherine is […]

08.08.2017

Interviews with Mining Greats: Lukas Lundin

  Leadership interview with Lukas Lundin – part of our Lessons from Mining Greats series. Lukas Lundin is part of the legendary Swedish Lundin dynasty and son to Adolf Lundin, who originally established Lundin Mining in 1994. One might assume that being born into a family of such achievement might dull the appetite for hard work […]

21.07.2017

Interviews with Mining Greats: Maryse Belanger

  As part of our Interviews with Mining Greats series, Will Coetzer interviews Maryse Belanger. Maryse Belanger became Chief Operating Officer at Atlantic Gold in the Summer of 2016. It seems that after 30 years in mining, very little fazes this multilingual French Canadian. When we spoke Maryse had only recently completed her turnaround of […]

26.06.2017

Interviews with Mining Greats: David Netherway

  David Netherway is interviewed as part of Will Coetzer’s ongoing series of conversations with mining leaders. I have the pleasure of knowing David Netherway well and was pleased when he agreed to an interview. Now into his fourth decade in the industry, and with a raft of Chairmanships and NED roles to his name, […]

22.03.2017

Don’t Be Lonely at the Top

Ron Ashkenas’ recent Harvard Business Review article, How to Overcome Executive Isolation, highlights the dangers inherent in senior executives becoming distanced from day-to-day operations. It’s a situation that can be a significant issue in mining, where the executive team may be based in a different continent from operations.  So, what are the dangers of executive […]

10.03.2017

Interviews with Mining Greats: Hugh Morgan

Leadership interview with mining veteran, Hugh Morgan. Part of our Interviews with the Mining Greats series. I was fortunate to be introduced to Hugh Morgan by a friend and associate, Matthew Grainger at Altus Strategies, the co-founders of Resource IQ. I hope Hugh will pardon me for describing him as one of the great elder statesmen […]