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The Anglo American plc Board provides leadership to the Group and is responsible for its long term success. The Board currently comprises the Chairman, three executive directors and six independent non-executive directors.
Sir John Parker
Sir Philip Hampton
Senior Independent Director
GBE, FREng, DSc (Eng), ScD (Hon), DSc (Hon), DUniv (Hon), FRINA, Chairman since August 2009; chairman of the Nomination Committee; a non-executive director since July 2009,
Sir John became the Chairman of Anglo American plc on 1 August 2009.
He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Sustainability Committee. Sir John is recognised as a highly experienced and independent chairman and brings a wealth of leadership experience across a range of industries in many countries, including in South Africa. He is chairman of Pennon Group PLC, and a non-executive director of Carnival Corporation, Airbus Group and South West Water. Sir John is a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford and was the President of the Royal Academy of Engineering from 2011 to 2014. Sir John was previously chairman of National Grid plc, senior non-executive director and chair of the Court of the Bank of England, joint chair of Mondi and chair of BVT and P&O plc, and deputy chairman of DP World. He also won the Lifetime Achievement award at The Sunday Times 2015 Non-Executive Director awards.
BE (Mining Engineering), Chief Executive since April 2013, .
Mark is a member of the Board, Sustainability Committee and Group Management Committee (GMC), is a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum, chairman of Anglo American South Africa (AASA) and chairman of De Beers.
Mark was previously CEO of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a position he held since 2007. Before joining AngloGold Ashanti, Mark was COO at Vale Inco where he was responsible for Vale’s global nickel business. Prior to this he held senior executive positions with the Normandy Group, Sons of Gwalia, Western Mining Corporation, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and CRA (Rio Tinto).
Mark graduated from Wollongong University, New South Wales, with a BSc in Engineering and holds two honorary doctorates awarded by Wollongong and the Laurentian University in Canada.
Doctorate in Economics, Finance Director since September 2005, .
René is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) and chairman of the Investment Committee. He is a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum and De Beers.
He joined BOC France in January 1988 and then held a variety of financial appointments in BOC in the US and the UK. Prior to joining BOC, René worked in Paris for Schlumberger and Arthur Andersen Consulting.
René joined the board of Petrofac Limited in 2012 as a non-executive director. He is a former finance director of The BOC Group plc and was a non-executive director of SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc) until June 2012.
He holds a doctorate in economics and degrees in finance and economics from the Université de Paris-Dauphine, France, and completed the Financial Management Programme at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
MBA, BASc (Eng), Technical Director since July 2015, .
Tony is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) and a member of the Sustainability and Investment Committees. He joined Anglo American in September 2013 as Group director for technical and sustainability, being appointed to the Board as technical director in July 2015, with responsibility for the Technical and Sustainability function. He is also a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum and De Beers.
Tony joined AngloGold Ashanti in July 2008 as executive vice president – Business and Technical Development and served as joint acting CEO until July 2013.
His 35-year career in the mining industry has spanned iron ore, copper, nickel and gold and includes his roles as operations executive at Newcrest Mining and as the head of the gold business at Western Mining Corporation.
Tony is a mining engineer with an MBA from the University of Melbourne.
MA, ACA, MBA, senior independent director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee; Board member since November 2009, .
Sir Philip was appointed as the senior independent director in April 2014. He is chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee. He is chairman of GlaxoSmithKline and brings to Anglo American significant financial, strategic and boardroom experience across a number of industries. His previous appointments include chairman of The Royal Bank of Scotland and J Sainsbury plc, finance director of Lloyds TSB Group plc, BT Group plc, BG Group plc, British Gas plc, British Steel plc, an executive director of Lazards and a non-executive director of RMC Group plc and Belgacom SA.
PhD, BSc, non-executive director since May 2012, .
Anne is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. She served as chairman and CEO of SA IT Services from 2011 until her retirement in December 2014. From 2006 to 2009 Anne was chairman and CEO of Carpenter Technology Corporation. Prior to this, she was chief operating officer for the Americas at Ford Motor Company until 2006, the culmination of her 16-year career with the company. Her early career was spent at Exxon Corporation, where she held roles in engineering, product development, and sales and marketing. Anne is currently a non-executive director of GKN plc, Lockheed Martin Corporation and XL Group plc.
PhD Quantitative Analysis, non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee; Board member since April 2013, .
Byron is chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. He is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Akzo Nobel, a non-executive director of Standard Chartered PLC and Tesco PLC, and a member of the Cornell University Johnson School of Graduate Management Advisory Council. He joined The Standard Oil Company of Ohio in 1979 and in 1985 became director of planning for its mining subsidiary, Kennecott. In 1988 Byron was appointed as commercial vice president for BP’s Alaskan North Slope production activities. In 1989 he became commercial general manager of BP exploration, based in London, and then group treasurer and CEO of BP finance in 1992. In 1994 he took up the position of regional chief executive in Latin America. In 1995 Byron became deputy CEO of BP Exploration. Following the merger of BP and Amoco in 1999, Byron was appointed executive vice president, exploration and production. He was appointed to the BP board in 2000 and he served for two years as CEO of BP Chemicals and then as BP’s chief financial officer (CFO) from 2002 until 31 December 2011. Byron was also non-executive director at Unilever NV and Unilever PLC until April 2015.
BSc, PhD, non-executive director and Chairman of the Sustainability Committee; Board member since November 2009, .
Jack is chairman of the Sustainability Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is currently a non-executive director of Tidewater Inc. He brings experience gained at all levels of the mining industry and has received wide recognition as a mining executive. He also has extensive boardroom experience in both executive and non executive roles. He was previously chairman and CEO of Homestake Mining Co., vice chairman of Barrick Gold Corp. and has served on the boards of Molycorp Inc., Centerra Gold Inc., Century Aluminum Co., Phelps Dodge Corp., Rinker Group Ltd and Stillwater Mining.
BSc (Econ), MA (Econ), non-executive director since November 2013, .
Jim is a member of the Audit and Sustainability Committees. He has extensive experience in investment banking and investment management, both as an institutional investor and analyst. He brings to the Board considerable financial insight from the perspective of the capital markets and a deep strategic understanding of the mining industry. Between 1997 and 2013, he was a senior vice president of Capital International Investors (a division of Capital Group), with responsibility for investments in the mining and metals industry with a broad geographic focus that included Europe, Emerging Markets and Australasia. Prior to joining Capital Group, Jim was an investment analyst covering the South American mining and metals industry for HSBC James Capel in New York. He also held analyst roles with Credit Lyonnais, covering diversified industrial companies, and CRU International, covering the copper industry. In July 2016, Jim was appointed as chairman of Dalradian Resources Inc, having served as a non-executive director since 2015.
MD, MHSc, non-executive director since July 2013, .
Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng is a member of the Sustainability Committee and brings to Anglo American a broad range of domestic and international health expertise at board level across both the public and private sectors. She is the executive vice president of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis programmes for the Clinton Health Access Initiative and also the vice chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. She served as Minister of Health and Social Welfare of Lesotho between 2007 and 2012.
In this role, she was responsible for the clinical, technical and financial management of the Ministry and championed Lesotho’s significant achievements in reducing the transmission of HIV from mother to child. Across her career, she has also been a leading advocate for women in business, including serving as founding board member of Women in Business in Lesotho.
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