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 more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry. His career started with Anglo American Coal in 1988 where he gained extensive experience working in production at various Anglo American 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 greenfields project, which is a 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 the additional responsibilities of Chief Executive: ARM Copper in 2015.