Simona Marchese


Job Title: HR Governance Lead

Company: Glencore


Simona Marchese was appointed HR Governance Lead at Gelncore in November 2022. Prior to this she was Head of HR at Nkwe Platinum. She was also HR Director at Antalis SA. Simmona is an experienced HR leader with a demonstrated history of working in both the commercial and operational aspects of HR and IR in the business supplies & equipment, FMCG, Motor and Metal industries as well as the Education sector. Prior to Antalis, she ran her own consultancy, Simona Marchese and Associates, and worked as an HR Business Partner at Ferrero. She has a BCom (legal) and an Honours in Advanced HR Management and Labour Relations. She has also lectured HR Management, Industrial Relations and Business Management at the University of the Witwatersrand and has published a book on Employment Equity.

2022 - Present    HR Governance and Assurance Lead, Glencore
2019 - 2021         Executive Head HR, Nkwe Platinum
2015 – 2019        HR Director, Antalis South Africa 
2014 – 2015        Human Resources and Industrial Relations Consultant, Simona Marchese & Associates
2010 – 2014        HR Business Partner, Ferrero South Africa
2006 – 2010       HR Manager, Magneti Marelli S.p.A. - Electronic Systems and Powertrain
2003 – 2005       HR Manager, IG Tooling & Light Engineering 
1999 – 2003       HR Manager, Magneti Marelli S.p.A. - Electronic Systems and Powertrain


1994 – 1997          BCom (Hons), HR, University of the Witwatersrand

About Glencore:  Glencore is one of the world’s largest diversified and vertically-integrated commodity producers, processors and traders. They distribute to a customer base that includes the industrial, automotive, construction, steel, power generation, oil and food processing industries. The business is divided into three business segments: metals & minerals, energy products and agriculture, as well as marketing & logistics.



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