Anglo announces management changes
Global resources giant Anglo American plc (Agl) on Thursday announced a number of executive management changes across its South Africa based businesses following Neville Nicolau’s decision to resign as CEO of Anglo American’s Platinum business to pursue other interests.
The following changes are effective from 1 September 2012:
Platinum - The Board of Anglo American Platinum Limited has appointed Chris Griffith as the company’s new CEO. Griffith has been CEO of Kumba Iron Ore Limited since 2008. Prior to joining Kumba‚ he worked at Anglo American Platinum for 18 years‚ reaching the position of Head of Joint Venture Operations. In the interim period until 1 September 2012‚ Bongani Nqwababa‚ CFO of Anglo American Platinum‚ will fulfil the role of CEO of that business.
Kumba Iron Ore - The Board of Kumba Iron Ore Limited has appointed Norman Mbazima as the company’s new CEO. Mbazima has been CEO of Anglo American’s Thermal Coal business since 2009 and has an intimate knowledge of the South African mining landscape and many of Anglo American’s key partners‚ including Eskom and Transnet. He was previously the CEO of Scaw Metals and joint acting CEO and CFO of the Platinum business.
Thermal Coal - Anglo American has appointed Godfrey Gomwe as CEO of its Thermal Coal business. Godfrey has been Executive Director of Anglo American South Africa since 2009 and has extensive experience across a number of Anglo American businesses‚ including as CEO of Anglo American’s operations in Zimbabwe‚ and brings a deep knowledge of Anglo American’s operations‚ partners and other key stakeholders in Southern Africa.
Anglo American South Africa - Anglo American has appointed Khanyisile Kweyama as Executive Director of Anglo American South Africa‚ working together with the CEOs of the South Africa based businesses to deliver the Group’s strategy in the region. Khanyisile has served on the Executive Committee of Anglo American’s Platinum business since 2011 in which time she has improved relations with unions and brought wage negotiations to a successful conclusion. Khanyisile brings extensive commercial experience from her previous executive roles at Barloworld‚ Altech and BMW South Africa.
Cynthia Carroll‚ Chief Executive of Anglo American‚ said: “I believe that this series of leadership changes will enable us to continue our success in driving operational performance across our portfolio of businesses in South Africa in line with our clear strategic objectives. I congratulate Chris‚ Norman‚ Godfrey and Khanyisile on their new roles - a clear demonstration of the depth of management talent within Anglo American - and welcome Khanyisile to the Anglo American Executive Committee. I thank them all for their strength of leadership and significant achievements in their current roles. I also thank Neville for his many contributions to our Platinum business since 2008 and for his achievements in his career with the Group and we wish him well for the future.” - I-Net Bridge