The 2020 Annual Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture, An economic recovery strategy for South Africa and the role we can play, was presented online on 29 September 2020 by Chris Griffith. He was until recently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Anglo American Platinum Limited. After obtaining his BEng (Mining) Honours degree from the University of Pretoria in 1988, he held several positions at Anglo Platinum before being appointed CEO of Anglo American Platinum Limited in September 2012. During his tenure as CEO, he has successfully repositioned the company’s portfolio to be safer, more productive, more profitable and more socially acceptable. He managed to materially change the company’s focus on and investment in people development, social investment, the mechanisation and modernisation of mining and processing practices, market development and demand creation for PGMs. He is a leading businessman and strategist and is the recipient of several awards.