Chris Griffith (48)
Appointed a director and chief executive on 1 September 2012.
See page 156 for biography.
Bongani Nqwababa (46)
Appointed a director in January 2009.
See page 156 for biography.
Andrew Hinkly (48)
Executive head: Marketing
Appointed as executive head of marketing on 1 January 2012.
Andrew joined Anglo American plc in 2008 as group head: procurement and supply chain after working for the Ford Motor Company for 20 years, during which time he obtained extensive global experience in finance, purchasing, strategy and new market development. He is currently executive head: commercial and a director of subsidiaries of the Anglo American Platinum Group.
Pieter Louw (53)
Executive head: Mines
Pieter was appointed executive head: mining at Anglo American Platinum Limited on 1 September 2007. He is an experienced engineer, manager and director in the mining field, having served in various capacities in the gold, iron ore, coal and base metals industries. He has worked in both surface and underground mining operations in South Africa, Zambia and South America.
Bennetor (Ben) Magara (45)
Executive head: Engineering and projects
Ben was appointed executive head: engineering and projects on 16 November 2009. He has also been a non-executive director of Anglo American South Africa since 2006 and is the former CEO of Anglo Coal South Africa. Ben has more than 20 years’ experience in the mining, energy and logistics industries. He is the former chairman of Richards Bay Coal Terminal and the Eskom 2008 Coal Working Group. He is also on the board of trustees of the UNISA Foundation.
Lorato Mogaki (44)
Acting executive head: Human resources
Lorato joined Anglo American Platinum Limited in 2005 as Group manager: people development and was later appointed as head of human resources development and transformation. Prior to that Lorato was a training and development general manager in the post and telecommunication sector. She also sits on the board of the Mining Qualifications Authority.
Mary-Jane Morifi (51)
Executive head: Corporate affairs
Mary-Jane Morifi was appointed executive head: corporate affairs at Anglo American Platinum Limited and a member of the Anglo American Platinum Management Services Proprietary Limited board on 1 November 2007. She joined the Company from BP International in London, where she was director of audit, marketing (group internal audit) from 2003.
July Ndlovu (47)
Executive head: Process
July was previously employed by Anglo American subsidiaries in Zimbabwe, where he held senior managerial positions in metallurgical operations and technical services. In 2001, he transferred to Anglo American Platinum Limited, where he was first appointed business manager of the Polokwane Smelter, then head: process technology. He became executive head: process in September 2007.
Vishnu Pillay (55)
Executive head: Joint ventures
Vishnu joined Anglo American Platinum Limited (Amplats) in January 2011 as executive head of the Company’s joint-venture operations. Before joining Amplats he was executive vice-president: South African Operations for Gold Fields Limited and, prior to that, was vice-president and head of operations at Driefontein Gold Mine. His 25 years at Gold Fields were interrupted by a brief period with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, where he was director of mining technology and group executive for institutional planning and operations.
Dean Pelser (44)
Executive head: Safety, health & environment
Appointed 1 February 2013.
Dean has an extensive background in the Mining Industry spanning some 26 years in the gold, coal and PGM mining industry. He joined Amplats in 1999 and was appointed as a director of RPM shortly thereafter. His experience in Amplats includes operational and strategic management having held roles of general manager at Mogalakwena Mine, divisional director: Eastern Limb, general programme manager: Eastern Limb development and most recently head of infrastructure and SD.
His knowledge of management, strategic planning and large-scale project delivery will continue to add value to the Company. He is also the chairman of Lebalelo Water User Association, Joint Water Forum and serves on the board of Lepelle Northern Water.
Khanyisile Kweyama (48)
BS (Administration), MM (Human Resources)
Executive head: Human resources
Khanyisile resigned as executive head: human resources on 25 October 2012, when she was appointed as executive director of Anglo American South Africa.
Sarita Martin (40)
BProc, LLB, MBA
Sarita resigned as company secretary effective 30 June 2012.
Kevin Lester (46)
Acting company secretary
Kevin is the head of Legal: South Africa for Anglo American and has served in this capacity since 2010. In September 2012 he was appointed acting company secretary for Anglo American Platinum Limited and Anglo American South Africa Limited. Kevin holds BA and LLB degrees from the University of Cape Town and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa (on the non-practising roll). He was previously a director of the South African legal services firm, DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, and was a founder and director of South Africa’s leading BEE and transformation consultancy, Transcend Corporate Advisors.