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Graham Kerr, South32

Graham Kerr, South32

We've invested more than $7 million (A$10 million) in our leaders in the past two years

Simone Niven, Rio Tinto

Simone Niven, Rio Tinto

The world of work is rapidly changing and the mining industry is not immune.

Future of the workforce

Future of the workforce

All demographics agreed on the need for mining companies to have 'Morally strong credentials'.

What workers want

What workers want

Skilled job-seekers want to work for organisations that have a positive impact on the world.

Geoffrey Gao, MMG

Geoffrey Gao, MMG

We see technology and innovation in general as important contributors to MMG's progress.

Sergey Ivanov, ALROSA

Sergey Ivanov, ALROSA

We aim to build a certain production system to enable employees to be proactive, motivated and proud

Mick Wilkes, OceanaGold

Mick Wilkes, OceanaGold

Philosophically, we need to get ahead of the curve in terms of mine safety and embrace technology

The future of mining is (still) people

The future of mining is (still) people

People remain the key to unlocking the potential of the fourth industrial revolution

Leadership introduction

Leadership introduction

The digital survey element asked questions under the leadership theme

Gary Goldberg, Newmont Goldcorp

Gary Goldberg, Newmont Goldcorp

We use technology because we can see the return, not just for technology's sake.

Edward Dowling, Polyus

Edward Dowling, Polyus

We work on infrastructure and organisation to take advantage of technology and digital acceleration

Greatest threats/risks

Greatest threats/risks

'Lack of growth' was voted the greatest threat to companies for a second year in a row.

Executive interviews: numbers and trends

Executive interviews: numbers and trends

Four open questions were asked around the workplace of the future.

Elizabeth Gaines, Fortescue Metals Group

Elizabeth Gaines, Fortescue Metals Group

In terms of technology, the key really has been automation.

Most desirable leadership skills

Most desirable leadership skills

'Vision', 'Communication', and 'Lead by example' were voted in as the top three leadership traits

Greatest opportunities

Greatest opportunities

Incredibly, this year's ranking barely resembled last year's.