Appointed 1 March 2000
Lance commenced his journey at Palabora, 22 years ago. Together with a short stint, working as a Business Analyst at Richard’s Bay Minerals, he has acquired more than 2 decades of experience at Palabora. He has worked his way bottom-up through various areas of the mining business, and prides himself as a results-driven go-getter determined to create value for the local communities, employees, shareholders, and the downstream copper cable & wire market in South Africa.
His track record speaks for itself, having won the Best Employee Award (2012) under the previous ownership of Rio Tinto, he was behind the Business Case for PMC’s flagship $1 billion Lift II Feasibility Study, the lifeline for the Ba-Phalaborwa area. Lance was also instrumental during the business recovery of 2018-2019, and the slag re-mining success story of the time, ensuring the viable continuity of the mine. In his most recent achievement (2021-2022) he has taken the lead to redefine the vermiculite market strategy in the USA, transitioning the supply chain to work better during this difficult time. Lance leads a globally diversified sales & marketing team, across different continents, managing PMC’s mineral sales portfolio of copper, magnetite, and vermiculite products.
His vision is help see PMC through a new chapter, bringing the Lift II metals to market. He believes in the team approach and is passionate about creating lasting value for all Palabora stakeholders.