The Global Leadership Report 2019 shares insight on how leadership teams are establishing environments in which future generations aspire to work. Featuring Mining Journal Intelligence’s interviews with a series of 20 executives at the world’s largest companies, from Anglo American to Barrick Gold, and an industry-wide survey in order to understand the drivers that will shape the workplace of the future.

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Each year Mining Journal publishes 5 annual reports centred on the most relevant discussion points for the mining sector. These reports bring together intelligence from a cross-section of sources including industry data, reader surveys, and interviews. The Mining Journal Intelligence team bring this information to life, adding layers of context and insight to the numbers. 

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Chris Cann 
Head of Aspermont Research & Intelligence

Educated in Western Australia, where he completed a bachelor of science and post-graduate diploma in journalism, Chris began his resources reporting career in 2004 with publishing houses Paydirt Media (Paydirt, Gold Mining Journal) and Aspermont (RESOURCEStocks, Since arriving in the UK he has completed a geology degree (first class) from the University of London in 2013; the Level Three Capital Markets Programme (Securities) through the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment; and a financial modelling course at City of London University. He became Mining Journal editor in 2015 before building out Aspermont’s dedicated research unit in 2017, at which point he became head of Aspermont research and intelligence.

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An industry-wide survey canvassing the views of both leadership teams and workforce groupings to understand specific drivers set to shape the workplace of the future including key leadership attributes, industry risks and opportunities.

Private interviews surrounding the future workplace with 20 C-suite executives from major mining groups with a combined market capitalisation of some $350 billion, establishing views from those literally leading the mining industry.

...and were conducted between March - July 2019.


Most survey respondents consider their workplace has evolved to contemporary standards.

Attitudes indicate that there is still possibility to attract more females to the mining industry.

Only 8.8% Dislike/Rather Not


Executive Summary

An overview of the workplace of the future in the mining industry as seen by both current industry workforces and leadership teams.

Workplace of the Future


Explores the data from Mining Journal Intelligence’s digital survey with questions carefully formulated to allow year-on-year comparisons focused on most-desirable leadership characteristics.

Executive Interviews

A series of in-depth interviews with 20 executives from the mining industry’s leading and largest companies by market capitalisation.

Aims & Methodology

Outlines Mining Journal Intelligence’s approach to assessing what the workplace of the future might look like in the industry.


'Access to Skills' is considered the

greatest challenge in transforming the workplace



Morally strong credentials are a clear winner when it comes to key operation changes to the workplace with an average score of 5.61

31.6% consider that technical mining skills will remain one of the important skill sets to draw on in the workplace of the future

Presents qualitative and quantitative insight on areas such as ‘people’, ‘state of play’, ‘leadership’, and a futuristic take on the mining workplace as obtained from our industry-wide survey around this year’s theme: ‘Workplace of the Future’.

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