Board

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

 

Christopher Ivan Griffith (48)

_MG_0691adj_opt BEng (Mining) Hons, Pr Eng

Chief executive

Appointed a director and chief executive on 1 September 2012.

Chris was appointed chief executive of Anglo American Platinum Limited (Amplats) on 1 September 2012. Immediately before this, he served on the board of Kumba Iron Ore Limited as the chief executive, from 1 July 2008. Chris was formerly the executive head of joint ventures for Amplats and continues to serve as a director of Anglo American South Africa Limited. Chris has over 19 years of mine management experience, during which he was general manager of Amplats’ Amandelbult Platinum Mine and Bafokeng-Rasimone Platinum Mine.

Bongani Nqwababa (46)

17027 BAcc (Honours), CA(Z), MBA

Finance director

Appointed a director in January 2009.

Bongani joined Anglo American Platinum Limited as finance director in January 2009. He is the former finance director of Eskom Holdings Limited. Prior to joining Eskom, he served as treasurer and chief financial officer of Shell Southern Africa. Bongani is currently chairman of the Audit Committee of the South African Revenue Service and is a non-executive director of Old Mutual plc. He also serves on the Nomination, Audit and Remuneration committees of Old Mutual plc. He trained as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

 

Mohammed Valli Moosa (55)

_MG_3132adj_opt BSc (Mathematics and Physics)

Deputy chairman and lead independent

Appointed a director in January 2008.

Valli is a non-executive director of Sanlam Limited, Sappi Limited, Imperial Holdings Limited, Real Africa Holdings Limited and Sun International Limited. He is an executive director of Lereko Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited and a member of the Auditor-General’s Advisory Committee. Valli was a cabinet minister from 1994 to 2004. He was chairman of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development during 2002 and 2003.

 

Richard Matthew Wingfield Dunne (64) (British)

_MG_3015_opt CA(SA)

Appointed a director in July 2006.

Richard is a non-executive director and serves on the audit committees of Standard Bank Group Limited, Tiger Brands Limited and AECI Limited. Previously Richard was with Deloitte for 42 years until he retired in 2006 when he was the chief operating officer.

 

 

 

Bongani Augustine Khumalo (59)

_MG_3067_opt DAdmin (hc), MA, MBA, Diploma in Management, AEP

Appointed a director in September 2002.

Professor Khumalo is the chief executive of Gidani Proprietary Limited and Chairman of Bongani Rainmaker Logistics and Gravitas Group. He is a patron of the South African Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (SABCOHA) and Professor Extraordinaire and Chairman of the Africa Centre for 
HIV/AIDS Management (University of Stellenbosch). He is also a member of the Board of Afrika Tikkun and a scholar in economic and management sciences.

 

Wendy Elizabeth Lucas-Bull (59)

_MG_3219adj_opt BSc

Appointed a director in March 2009.

Wendy is a non-executive director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. She is a founding director of Peotona Group Holdings. Previously Wendy was chief executive of FirstRand Retail, which included First National Bank, WesBank, Outsurance and Firstlink. Former non-executive directorships include those at Alexander Forbes, Eskom, Nedbank, Telkom, Aveng (as deputy chairman), Lafarge Industries (as chairman), the South African Financial Markets Advisory Board, Discovery Holdings, Dimension Data plc, RMB Holdings and the Momentum Group.

 

Sonja Emilia Ncumisa Sebotsa (41)

17222 MA (Economic Policy Management), LLB (Honours) (International Law)

Appointed a director in January 2008.

Sonja is a founder and principal partner of Identity Partners, an investment, financing and advisory firm. She was previously an executive director of WDB Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited. She was vice-president of Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank, from 1997 to 2002. Sonja is a non-executive director of a number of companies listed on the JSE Limited, including Discovery Holdings Limited and Mr Price Group Limited. She is a member of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals.

Subsequent to year end Sonja resigned from the board with effect from 1 February 2013.

 

John Meadway Vice (60)

_MG_3076_opt BCom, CA(SA)

Appointed a director in November 2012.

John is a senior partner in KPMG and will be retiring from the practice in February 2013. His previous roles in KPMG include the Head of Audit, on the South Africa and African boards and executive committees, and chairman of KPMG’s International IT Audit. He is a non-executive director of Zurich Insurance Company SA Limited.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

 Cynthia Blum Carroll (56) (American)

_MDE1666_Cynthia Carro_opt BSc (Geology), MSc (Geology), MBA

Non-executive chairman

Appointed a director in 2007 and chairman in 2010.

Cynthia is chief executive of Anglo American plc. Before joining Anglo American in January 2007 she was president and chief executive of Alcan’s Primary Metal Group located in Montreal, Canada. Prior to assuming that position in January 2002 she was for three years the president of Bauxite, Alumina and Speciality Chemicals. She is also chairman of De Beers Société Anonyme (De Beers) and a non-executive director of BP plc. Cynthia will be stepping down from the board at the Company’s annual general meeting on 26 April 2013 and will leave Anglo American at the end of that month.

Brian Richard Beamish (56)

_MDE1643_(RGB)_opt BSc (Mechanical Engineering)

Appointed a director in May 2010.

Brian was appointed group director: mining and technology of Anglo American plc in October 2009. He is a member of the Anglo American Safety & Sustainable Development Committee and of the Investment, Group Management and Executive committees and is also a non-executive director of De Beers. He has more than 30 years of mining-industry experience in multiple commodities and geographies. Brian spent over 20 years at Anglo American Platinum Limited. He was its operations director between 1996 and 1999 and was chief executive of Anglo Base Metals between 2007 and 2009.

 

Khanyisile Thandiwe Kweyama (48)

21709 BS (Administration), MM (Human Resources)

Appointed a director in October 2012.

Khanyisile joined the Group as head of human resources for Anglo American Platinum Limited (Amplats) in 2011, and served on Amplats’ Executive Committee. She was appointed executive director of Anglo American South Africa Limited in September 2012 and was also appointed to the Executive Committee of Anglo American plc. She has held executive roles at Barloworld, Altech and BMW South Africa. Khanyisile is an accomplished businesswoman who set up her own consulting company, Nokusa Communications and Promotions, which serviced both the private sector and Government; and a human resources consultancy, KTK HR Solutions. She is also a director of Kumba Iron Ore Limited and an independent non-executive director of Telkom SOA Proprietary Limited and previously served as a non-executive director on the board of Sovereign Foods Limited. Khanyisile is also a trustee of the Walter Sisulu University Foundation.

 

René Médori (55) (French)

_MDE1390_(RGB)_opt Doctorate in Economics

René is the finance director of Anglo American plc (AA plc) and chairman of the Investment Committee of AA plc’s board. He is a former finance director of BOC Group plc and previously was a non-executive director of Scottish and Southern Energy plc. He joined the board of Petrofac in January 2012. René is also a director of De Beers and DB Investments SA.

 

 

 

 

Peter Graeme Whitcutt (47)

BCom (Honours), CA(SA), MBA

Alternate director to René Médori

Appointed an alternate director in May 2007.

Peter played a key role in the development of Group strategy and the key transactions associated with Anglo American’s evolution from diversified South African conglomerate to focused global miner, including the merger of Minorco, the listing of Anglo American in 1999 and the subsequent unwinding of crossholding with De Beers. He has held various finance roles and is currently group director: strategy and business development for Anglo American plc.

BOARD CHANGES

 

Thomas Alexander Wixley (71)

BCom, CA(SA)

Retired as an independent non-executive director on 30 March 2012.

Neville Francis Nicolau (53)

BTech (Mining Engineering), MBA

Departed as a director and chief executive on 19 July 2012.

Albertinah Kekana (39)

BCom, Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, CA(SA), MDP

Resigned as an independent non-executive director on 25 September 2012.

Godfrey Gregory Gomwe (57) (Zimbabwean)

BAcc (Honours), CA(Z), MBL

Resigned as a non-executive director on 15 October 2012.