GBI’s team is comprised of industry professionals with in-depth market understanding and industry networks, which enable us to identify and attract hidden talent, both international and local. Our team has the expertise to identify the clients’ business requirements and unique culture, in the variety of countries in which we operate.


Simon Danziger - BSc Eng (Hons), MBA (Wits)

Simon has over 25 years of experience in the South African mining industry, predominantly in the fields of project management (multiple resources scheduling), corporate improvement methodologies, optimisation and business re-engineering.

Simon has developed and led the implementation of strategic productivity initiatives, in his advisory capacity to company boards and mine management. This has included various change management approaches as well as measurement and resource utilisation strategies. He has also provided valuable input to the HR and training disciplines in the midst of an industry cultural transformation, leading to a substantial reduction in unit cost and improved mine profitability ROI and ROA on a sustainable level.

Simon has participated in various mining industry committees and liaised substantially with governmental institutions.

He has established his own consulting practice leading a team of highly qualified consultants engaged in the following fields:

  • Business enhancement strategies
  • Financial and technical feasibility studies
  • Multi-factor productivity improvement methodologies
  • Equipment utilisation techniques
  • Multiple resource allocation and its efficacy
  • Motivational schemes

Although multi-disciplinary in his approach, Simon’s specific focus has always been on the enhancement, motivation and nurturing of human capital. His deep familiarity with the mining business culture, combined with genuine people skills, enables him to successfully assess and attract high level talent in the mining industry worldwide. Simon brings an unmatched level of expertise to the recruitment process, both on the operational and strategic levels.

Sue Danziger - BSoc. Sci (Hons)

Sue has over 25 years of experience in executive search and recruiting of senior executives for mining and resource companies in Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Her strategic approach to the recruitment process, coupled with a sound understanding of the industry’s key players, enables her to effectively identify candidates who can meet the demands of the industry and the specific needs of the clients.

Sue delivers specialised solutions in partnership with her clients, with an understanding of the complexity of their business and culture.

Sue has successfully completed assignments globally, in various countries including Australia, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo – DRC, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, PNG, Peru, Chile and the US.

Sue’s focus is on cost effective screening and rigorous selection processes, together with effective feedback cycles to both client and applicant. Her approach is based on strong personal relationships with both clients and candidates alike in this ever increasing non-personal business environment. In this way, Sue has built a strong referral network with access to otherwise untapped resources.