Khumo Seopela

Khumo has a journalism degree from Rhodes University, a BSc (MED) Hons (Psych) and a MSc (Clinical Psychology) from Medunsa. She has 10 years' experience in the South African mining industry, working in various human resource-related roles and in a variety of capacities, including transformation, human resource consulting and strategic planning, BEE and related community empowerment, human resource turnaround projects, communications, shared services applications and roll outs of IT systems. She was the head of transformation at De Beers Consolidated Mines and a member of the company's executive committee. Prior to assuming her current role as vice-president of Human Capital for the South African Operations at Lonmin Plc, Khumo worked for Anglo American Platinum Corp as the group human resource planning consultant and has also occupied senior human resource roles with Transnet and Goldfields of South Africa. She continues to deliver limited clinical psychology services in her spare time.

Lunch spot: Sideplate at 10 Bompas, Johannesburg