skip to main content
 

Leadership team

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 eight independent non-executive directors.

Sir John Parker

Chairman

Read more

Mark Cutifani

Chief Executive

Read more

Stephen Pearce

Finance Director

Read more

Tony O’Neill

Technical Director

Read more

Sir Philip Hampton

Senior Independent Director

Read more

Anne Stevens

Non-executive director

Read more

Byron Grote

Non-executive director

Read more

Ian Ashby

Non-executive director

Read more

Jack Thompson

Non-executive director

Read more

Jim Rutherford

Non-executive director

Read more

Mphu Ramatlapeng

Non-executive director

Read more

Nolitha Fakude

Non-executive director

Read more
 

Sir John Parker

Chairman

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,

08/04/1942

Sir John became the Chairman of Anglo American plc on 1 August 2009.

He is chairman of Pennon Group PLC and Advanced Plasma Power Ltd, and a non-executive director of Carnival Corporation and Airbus Group. Sir John will be appointed as chair of Laing O’Rourke when he steps down as Chairman of Anglo American by the end of 2017. He 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.

 

Mark Cutifani

Chief Executive

BE (Mining Engineering), Chief Executive since April 2013, .

02/05/1958

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. He was appointed as an independent director of Total S.A. on 26 May 2017.

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.

 

Stephen Pearce

Finance Director

BA Business (Accounting), Finance Director since April 2017, .

24/02/1964

Stephen became a member of the Group Management Committee in January 2017 and was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in April 2017. He is also a non-executive director of Kumba Iron Ore.

Stephen has more than 16 years of public company director experience and 30 years’ experience in the mining, oil and gas, and utilities industries.  Before joining Anglo American, Stephen served as CFO and an executive director of Fortescue Metals Group from 2010 to 2016.  Prior to that, he held the positions of managing director and CEO of Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Ltd and was CFO of Alinta Ltd.  Until January 2017 he served as a non-executive director of Cedar Woods Properties Ltd.

Stephen has a Bachelor of Business from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Tony O’Neill

Technical Director

MBA, BASc (Eng), Technical Director since July 2015, .

15/06/1957

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.

 

Sir Philip Hampton

Senior Independent Director

MA, ACA, MBA, senior independent director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee; Board member since November 2009, .

05/10/1953

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.

 

Anne Stevens

Non-executive director

PhD, BSc, non-executive director since May 2012, .

12/03/1948

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.

 

Byron Grote

Non-executive director

PhD Quantitative Analysis, non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee; Board member since April 2013, .

08/03/1948

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.

 

Ian Ashby

Non-executive director

B Eng, non-executive director since July 2017, .

02/10/1957

Ian is a member of the Sustainability Committee. He served as President of Iron Ore for BHP Billiton between 2006 and 2012, when he retired from the company. During his 25-year tenure with BHP Billiton, Ian held numerous roles in its iron ore, base metals and gold businesses in Australia, the USA, and Chile, as well as projects roles in the corporate office. He began his 37-year mining career as an underground miner at the Mount Isa Mines base metals operations in Queensland, Australia.

Ian is chairman of Petropavlovsk PLC and a non-executive director of Nevsun Resources Ltd and Alderon Iron Ore Corp. He has previously served as a non-executive director of New World Resources PLC and Genco Shipping & Trading, and in an advisory capacity with Apollo Global Management and Temasek. Ian holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia.

 

Jack Thompson

Non-executive director

BSc, PhD, non-executive director and Chairman of the Sustainability Committee; Board member since November 2009, .

05/03/1950

Jack is Chairman of the Sustainability Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. 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.

 

Jim Rutherford

Non-executive director

BSc (Econ), MA (Econ), non-executive director since November 2013, .

09/07/1959

Jim is a member of the Audit, Remuneration 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.


 


 

Mphu Ramatlapeng

Non-executive director

MD, MHSc, non-executive director since July 2013, .

03/01/1953

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.

 

Nolitha Fakude

Non-executive director

BA Hons, non-executive director since April 2017, .

27/10/1964

Nolitha is a member of the Audit and Sustainability Committees. She previously served as an executive director at Sasol Limited, on the board and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability, until her decision to leave the company at the end of 2016. She also served as Chairman of Sasol’s Sustainability, HR and Stakeholder Relations committees and was Chairman of the Sasol Mining Board.

Nolitha is a non-executive director of African Oxygen Limited (AFROX) and a trustee of the Women’s Development Bank. She has previously served as deputy chairman and lead independent director of Datacentrix Holdings Limited, and as a non executive director of Harmony Gold and Woolworths Holdings.

loading...
Real Mining. Real People. Real Difference.