Derek Baker, Sustainable Director, Tharisa

Derek Baker has National Higher Diploma in Rock Engineering and Mining Engineering (Technikon Witwatersrand), Graduate Diploma in Engineering in Mining Engineering (University of the Witwatersrand), he has been with the group since 2011 and is responsible for the overall management of the safety, health and environment portfolio for the Group.

Derek is a qualified mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry, including 15 years in the legislative environment of the Department of Mineral Resources. Prior to joining Tharisa, he had ten years of senior management safety, health and environmental experience with Anglo Platinum – including at Amandelbult, Anglo Platinum’s largest operation.

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