NAVNEETHA NARAIN

Social Performance and
Engagement Consultant
+27 (67) 185 7089
nava.narain@angloamerican.com

INTRODUCTION

An experienced, passionate strategy specialist with over 30 years of experience in security, intelligence, diamond and platinum mining. An expert in human rights from the multilateral, national, academic and NGO perspectives and a specialist in social performance and sustainability integration within the mining environment.

SKILLS

  • Communication
  • Integrity
  • Mature judgment
  • Organisational management
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical thinking
  • Critical thinking

EDUCATION

  • Master Of Business Administration
  • Certified Security Management Professional
  • Business Optimising Acumen Program
  • Program For Senior Management Development
  • National Diploma, Police Administration

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Anglo American Platinum – Human Rights, NGO Specialist and Sustainability Integration Specialist (2019 – current); Developed, monitored and evaluated sustainable mining plans for platinum operation in South Africa; Developed ‘Non Governmental Organizational’ (NGO) strategy for Anglo American Platinum, identifying various business risks, stakeholder mapping, NGO engagement and implementation plans; Responsible for strategic National and International NGO engagement;
Anglo American Platinum – Senior Social Performance Manager: Process Division (2016 – 2019); Responsible for developing, motivating, recruiting and embedding Social Performance Structure, policies and procedures for various divisions; Ensured alignment to Anglo Social Way and business deliverables; Addressed social risk and impact management; Developed and implemented the SEAT, Social Performance Strategy and Social Management Plan; Developed and supervised the implementation of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan; Developed and implemented a Socio-Economic Development (SED) Strategy for the Process Division; Developed and implemented a Social Incident Management Mechanism as well as systems to ensure delivery of community health, safety and security management, e.g. Disaster Management, Business Continuity plans; Saw to the successful implementation of various Anglo American and Anglo Platinum campaigns, ensuring sustainability and positive impact on the local host communities
Anglo American Platinum Process – Protection Service Manager (2010 – 2016); Managed the security functions and led alignment of Protection Service Risk Strategy of the Process Division plants, Smelters (Production) and the Converting (Production) plant, ensuring seamless integration with customers’ strategic needs, expectations for open and transparent communication; Formulated and implemented Security Risk Mitigation Policies and Procedures; Developed and implemented Risk Assessment models and intelligence strategy structure to reduce theft of platinum-bearing material, copper, company property, reduce white-collar crimes and violent crimes; Implemented security technology; Increased proactive investigations to realise value added from financial-Supply Chain-related process; Re-structured protection service components; Ensured delivery of all deliverables as per the Group Protection Services risk audit; Managed labour unrest challenges; Represented Anglo Protection Services at the National Stability Meeting (NATJOC) within SAPS and the Provincial Mine Crime Combatting forums (MCCF);
De-Beers Group Service – Campus Security Manager (2007- 2010); Provided effective and efficient Resource Protection Service (RPS); Formulated and implemented policies and procedures on access and exit control, criminal and forensic investigation; Provided Consolidated Risk Matrix to accurately reflect the potential impact of quantified crime; Re-structured security component for operational optimization;
De-Beers Consolidated Mines – Intelligence Manager: Central Region (2005- 2007); Established policies and guidelines to manage operational and administrative processes; Managed and maintained the flow of intelligence; Disseminated intelligence products to the Head Resource Protection Service for early warning intelligence

CAREER HISTORY

Human Rights and NGO Specialist: 2019 – current

Process Division Senior Social Performance Manager: 2016 – 2019

Protection Service Manager: 2010 – 2016

Security Manager: 2007- 2010

Intelligence Manager: 2005 – 2007

Constable to Lieutenant Colonel in South African Police Service:1989 – 2005