About Us


Digby Wells Environmental is a South African company with international expertise in providing Environmental and Social services to South African and International clients, with the focus predominantly on the Mineral Resources and Energy sectors in Africa.

Digby Wells Environmental (Digby Wells) is the brand under which the services of the group of companies are marketed. Digby Wells and Associates (Pty) Ltd was formed in January 1995 by three partners – Digby Wells, Ken van Rooyen and Graham Trusler – all three previously from the Environmental Management Department of Rand Mines. The company is named after the late Mr Digby Wells, who made a significant and lasting contribution to the environmental management field in South Africa. Digby passed away in 1996. Graham Trusler is the current Chief Executive Officer of Digby Wells & Associates, who ensures the company remains inspired by the mission of being the premier environmental and social services provider to the resources industry in Africa.

The company enjoys a staff complement of committed, highly trained, specialised and skilled employees, most of whom are shareholders – a structure that enables the business to remain truly employee-owned, as well as ensuring the staff take an active interest in delivering quality services.

Lwazi Capital, a majority black women owned and managed company owns a significant stake of the issued share capital. This mutually beneficial relationship ensures that Digby Wells is in full compliance with South African legislation applicable to the Company and its mining clients. In terms of South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Codes of Good Practice this means that the company will continue to maintain its Level 2 BBBEE status under the new DTI codes and with the 30% ownership, the Company will be classed as a Black owned entity in terms of the Mining Charter.

The company is busy establishing a presence in various countries on the African continent through various subsidiaries and joint ventures.