National higher diploma (coal mining) (Wits Technikon), BSc Eng (mining) (Wits), MDP and MBA (Stellenbosch University)
Appointed to the Board in 2015.
Thando Mkatshana has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry. His career started with Anglo American Coal in 1988, where he gained extensive production experience at various collieries. He joined Xstrata Coal South Africa (Pty) Ltd in 2003, where he was responsible for the development from feasibility to implementation of the Goedgevonden Colliery (a flagship greenfield project and joint venture between ARM Coal (Pty) Ltd and what is now Glencore Operations South Africa (Pty) Ltd). Thando worked for Kalagadi Manganese (Pty) Ltd and ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited before joining ARM in 2011 as executive: coal operations. He was appointed chief executive: ARM Coal in 2012 and assumed additional responsibilities as chief executive: ARM Copper in 2015. In February 2017, Thando was appointed chief executive: ARM Platinum.