Management Team

Managing Director

Alex Grose

Alex Grose
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Alex Grose is the Managing Director of Invesing in Afrcian Mining Indaba®, appointed in October 2016. Alex continues the tradition of this event, remaining committed to the core value proposition of the Mining Indaba: to bring all the key deal-makers together and drive awareness of the attractive mining investments throughout the continent. In Alex’s leadership role, he is committed to delivering the best possible event for all stakeholders.

Prior to joining Mining Indaba Alex was the Commercial Director at Capacity Media, a division of Euromoney, the parent company of Mining Indaba. In his seven years with Capacity, Alex spearheaded the launch of telecoms events on five continents, whilst increasing revenues by 250%. He also has experience in the property, construction, leisure and manufacturing industries. Alex obtained a BSc Hons, in Business Administration and French from Aston University, United Kingdom.

Director of Sales

Fred Noce, Mining Indaba

Fred Noce
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Fred Noce joined the organising team in 2005 as the Director of Sales. He oversees business development and sales initiatives for the Mining Indaba brand and identifies new markets and emerging players both in and outside of Africa. He manages a team of sales professionals and consultants in these territories. Noce fully understands and supports the requirements and challenges of managing a global mining event and has guided an array of organisations through the process of integrating the Mining Indaba into their corporate portfolios. With more than 10 years’ experience leading the sales initiative for the Mining Indaba, Noce is well positioned to understand clients’ needs and propose new ideas and opportunities to retain a strong core of mining companies and bring an array of emerging players to keep the networking effective for the brand’s global audience. Fred is a graduate of California State University San Diego and holds a BA degree in Public Administration with emphasis in City Planning.He has over 14 years of conference development experience in multiple disciplines of the business.

Director of Event Operations

Isabel Merces, Mining Indaba

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Isabel is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to London in 2002. After joining Euromoney in 2007 she has worked her way up to being Head of Operations for Mining Indaba. Isabel has spent her career working on mining sector events, having previously been a key part of another one of Euromoney’s businesses – Coaltrans. This means Isabel has a good understanding of the mining sector which is not typical for an events operations expert. Over her nine years career, Isabel worked up from registration co-ordinator, right through to Head of Operations, running some of the largest commodity focused events in the world in the process. She has worked on events of varying size, location (from Bali to the USA) and budget and is responsible for all aspects of event operations for the business.

Director of Investor Relations

Kael O'Sullivan

Kael O'Sullivan
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Kael joined the Mining Indaba management team in August 2015 as Director of Investor Relations. In this role, Kael has grown investor involvement in the conference through his management of the Mining Indaba Investor Programme which aims to connect qualified investors with Africa’s most promising mining and exploration projects.

Before joining the Mining Indaba team, Kael was based in the Queensland Governments trade and investment office in London where he promoted investment into Queensland’s mining sector and connected project promoters with European capital markets. Prior to relocating to London in February 2014, Kael held several mining and resources-focused roles in Trade and Investment Queensland's head office in Brisbane which included a short-term assignment in the agency’s Bangalore office. Kael holds postgraduate degrees in international business and economics from the University of Queensland.

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Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Phillip LoFaso, Mining Indaba

Phillip LoFaso
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Phill is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Mining Indaba. He recently joined the management team and is responsible for developing the global marketing and public relations strategy for the Mining Indaba brand. His responsibilities include setting the strategic course for the marketing group, conducting research to support new market expansion, overseeing the group’s international press relations programme and managing all marketing activities. He is also responsible for the development and management of the brand’s corporate social initiatives specifically the Mining Indaba Bursary Programme and other education initiatives within Africa. Phill has extensive experience in the events and media industry. His work on leading financial and investment brands includes The Economist, CFO Publishing, American Banker, Broadridge Financial Services, Dow Jones, Chase Bank, and Healthegy (healthcare investment). Phill received his degree from Hofstra University on Long Island.

Director of Content

Harry Chapman, Mining Indaba

Harry Chapman
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Harry Chapman is the Director of Content for Mining Indaba. He’s responsible for the creation of Mining Indaba’s agendas and market leading content. Harry’s responsibilities include extensive market research and speaker selection. This includes regular discussions with the investment and mining community and ensuring Mining Indaba’s content reflects the latest industry trends. He has worked previously for Metal Bulletin, focused on the ferrous sector. Following this he worked for Mines and Money in a similar role, where he spent a significant amount of his time working on events in the African mining sector. Most recently, Harry held a head of content role at Informa where he was responsible for developing events in new markets as well as growing existing ones.

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