Dr Patience Mpofu is an award winning mining executive, business strategist and global Leadership and Business coach who helps unleash the power within you to succeed in your career or business as an executive or as an entrepreneur. 

She is the Founder and CEO of Insight Mining Experts, a global digital consulting business and Peak Performance with Patience Pty Ltd.  She is an expert and an influential leader who will help to nurture your talents and create easy to use strategies to be a figure of authority in your area of expertise. She is one of the 36 Women leaders selected from around the world to take part in the 2018-2019 International Women’s Forum Fellows Program, a customised leadership training including Executive education components at Harvard Business School and INSEAD. In 2019, Patience was the winner of both the CEO Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in South Africa and SADC region.

Armed with a PhD in Mineral Processing, her research was focused on sustainability, water minimization in the tailings dam using various flocculants in the processing plant. Sponsored by Anglo American and Amira P523, she went back to South Africa, where she worked for a couple of years a Lead Metallurgist working on various mineral processing projects which included optimizing the flotation processes of Platinum group metals. Looking at effect of water quality on the flotation of the minerals. Prior to her experience in Mining she worked for Impala Platinum as a Research Chemist. Her first job was at Hoechst as a Research and Development Chemist where she developed various products which included surfactants for the cosmetics industries and cleaning industries, mining industries and food industries.

She then moved into the Planning department at Anglo Platinum and completed various investment valuation for Board approvals such as debottlenecking of the Slag Cleaning Furnace, expansion of the base metals and Precious metals and other mining projects valuation. She was later promoted in Strategy where she was Senior Strategy Analyst working with the London Team on the Strategy and business optimization. She was involved in the project prioritization of various projects for Anglo Platinum and producing industry and competitor analysis reports for EXCo and Board papers. She then moved to Lonmin where was worked in Strategy and Business Development. Completing the various equity transaction including BBBEE transaction critical for the license to operate for Lonmin. Recycling,

She then worked as the Regional Commercial Manager for South32, a Perth based company where she was responsible for all commercial transactions for the Africa region before she was promoted to Vice President for Corporate Affairs. In this role she completed various and was finally named the Most Influential Woman in Mining.

Dr Mpofu has worked across various commodities (Platinum Group Metals (Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Ruthenium, Iridium, Gold), Base Metals (Nickel, Copper, Zinc, Cobalt) Iron, Aluminium, Chrome and Manganese, Coal. She has a multidisciplinary areas in her career from Mining, Mineral processing, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Due diligence, Smelting and Refining, Strategy, Business Development, Commercial, Project Valuation.

There are various trends that will potentially shape the future mine from in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence Insight Mining Experts is a revolutionary digital platform that provides access to mining industry experts who can offer sustainable solutions and unique insights into key markets. To an investor who is looking for information to steer a mining deal-making decision, there is nothing more powerful than the knowledge that is locked up inside people’s heads. Insights provides just that. 

As a newly established company, we differentiate ourselves in the approach to problem solving in a digital technology, sustainable and cost effective manner. From Exploration right up to Mining, processing, smelting, refining and market dynamics, we provide be-scope sustainable solutions to any of the mining problems. We listen to our clients in order to understand the context of their questions and the specific knowledge that they are looking for. We have the most relevant people on our database online with the right expertise and the ability to ask the right question and provide insights into the problem. 

Our experts have been trained on asking Incisive questions to understand the “real” problem. As they say, the quality of your business is directly related to the quality of questions you ask hence your success is related to how you ask the right questions. Then, either as part of a telephone call or meeting, we make it possible for experts to discuss their mining industry partners to a level of depth and specificity that cannot be found anywhere else. Most of our experts are from former C-Suite Executives, Board level executives to senior manager level with many years’ work experience.

So if you have any mining, safety, productivity, cost, supply chain, exploration or strategic questions on where and how to compete in this dynamic digital environment. We differentiate ourselves in that, we focus on “sustainable mining practises” in providing the solutions. We also provide industry insights on mining sustainably and the latest insights on digital technology from Mine to Market. The research reports are available online where companies can choose to partner with us and receive quarterly updates on how they are performing on all sustainable matrices.  Insight has the right answers for you. You ask the question, we provide the insights.