Patience is an award winning author, award winning CEO most influential woman in mining in South Africa, sustainable mining executive, IWF 2018 Fellow, business strategist and global Leadership and Business coach. She is the Founder and CEO of Insight Mining Experts and Peak Performance with Patience Pty Ltd. She is an accomplished sustainable development strategist with more than 20 years’ global multidisciplinary industry experience in the Mining and Metals industry. 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 entire Southern African Region. Prior to founding her businesses, she was Vice President Corporate Affairs Africa of a global Australian mining company. Previously, she also spent several years working for other global mining companies solving some sustainable issues across multiple disciplines.Patience is a frequent global speaker who successfully represented in key global events such as the Mining Indaba. She is passionate about helping women advance in their professions especially in STEM related professions (Science Technology Engineering and Maths). In 2017, she was selected as a member of the UN Women Global Innovation and Coalition Change (GICC) (2017-2019), focussed on accelerating and removing barriers to the advancement of women and girls using innovation technology. Patience holds an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD, an MBA from WBS, a PhD in Mineral Processing from University of South Australia.