Chief Executive
ReadDillon East Africa

Results driven, Gareth is one of Africa’s most experienced mining and management executives, enjoying 31 years of success in all aspects of mining, including government & community relations, public relations, legal affairs, human resources, crisis management, finance, continuous improvement and technical services (including capital projects), environment, security and health & safety.

An acknowledged government relations and community relations expert, Gareth has technical, general management and executive experience across Mali, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

In recent years, his key roles have included a strong focus on government and stakeholder engagement and negotiation, including liaison with Government stakeholders in South Africa, Tanzania, Mali and Namibia. Gareth has extensive experience of operating in difficult legislative and regulatory environments and has been at the forefront of analysis, negotiation and advocacy in response to proposed legislative amendments in South Africa and Tanzania. Gareth has been an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative as well as the development of successful public relations campaigns to improve industry and company profiles.