Executive Management

Chief Executive Officer

Thabo Dube is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mine Health and Safety Council. Prior to that he was the Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines since 2007 at Department of Mineral Resources and held various senior positions within the Mining sector.

Chief Research Operations Officer

Nkhensani Masekoa is the Chief Research Operations Officer (CROO) at the Mine Health and Safety Council responsible for overseeing research programme implementation and management to improve the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in the South African Mining Industry (SAMI).

Chief Financial Officer

Karabo Mkwanazi is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Mine Health and Safety Council. His responsibilities are to ensure effective financial management and implementation of an effective and efficient supply chain management system.

Karabo has completed B Com Accounting and B Com Honours Accounting degrees and is a qualified charted accountant with invaluable experience in finance and corporate governance. His past experiences include amongst other things, being an audit committee member, finance committee member, as well a director for financial planning and management accounting.

As the CFO of the Mine Health and Safety Council, he believes that it is possible for the mining industry to reach the goal of zero harm. He is passionate about the idea of zero harm, and believes that with proactive strategies and adequate investments in both human and capital resources, the South African Mining Industry can ensure that “every mine worker returns home unharmed everyday”.

Corporate Governance Officer


Priscilla Mvana is the Corporate Governance Officer (CGO) of the Mine Health and Safety Council. Prior to this role she was the Group Risk Manager at the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency she has also held various management positions within the private and public sector.

IT Senior Manager

Leana Leonard is the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) of the Mine Health and Safety Council.She is an experienced individual with a demonstrated history of working in Human Resources and the E-learning Industries.