Bachelor of Arts (Politics)
Bachelor of Laws
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Masters in Business Administration (Dissertation Title: Developing a Global Policy for Dealing with the Community as a Corporate Stakeholder as a Means of Obtaining Competitive Advantage)
Mike is a founding Director of Steyn Reddy Associates (SRA). He is a global expert in land access and resettlement with over 25 years of experience working with natural resource, infrastructure and other projects as a consultant and in a variety of senior management and other positions. He has advised and assisted private and public sector projects and financial institutions on a range of challenging social issues, with a particular focus on land access and resettlement. He has helped clients develop corporate and project level policies and strategies, and planned, managed, engaged and negotiated on, implemented, carried out due diligence on, reviewed, monitored, audited and provided capacity building training in relation to numerous land access and resettlement projects in over 30 countries.
Mike’s work is focused on developing practical best practice solutions appropriate to each client and project locality, based on fully understanding local context, extensive stakeholder engagement and teamwork at all project stages. Mike brings to each project a thorough understanding of the diverse components that need to be woven together to ensure a successful project outcome for projects, communities and governments.
He is thoroughly familiar with the policies and standards of international lending institutions. He is co-author of ‘Land Access and Resettlement: A Guide to Best Practice’ (Routledge, 2015) and SRA’s Insights Series on the Land Access & Resettlement Process (2017), as well as author of SRA’s Tailings Storage Facility & Resettlement Insight Series.