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Chief Executive since April 2013.

Mark is a member of the Board and Group Management Committee (GMC), is a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum and is the 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 is currently a member of the following institutions:

  • Kellogg Innovation Network (US) – International Advisory Committee
  • International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) – Chairman
  • World Economic Forum – Member of Mining & Metals Steering Board and Governor, Mining and Metals Industry Programme
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Vale Columbia Centre on Sustainable International Investment
  • Member of the Board of Advisors for the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town

Mark graduated from Wollongong University, New South Wales, with a BSc in Engineering.

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 recently joined the board of Petrofac Limited 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.

Group Director – Technical since September 2013.

Tony is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) and a member of the S&SD and Investment Committees. He is also a non-executive director of Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore and Anglo American Platinum.

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.

Group director, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs since October 2009.

Mervyn is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) and a non-executive director of De Beers.

He joined Anglo American in 2008 as Group head of Human Resources, from Mondi where he was group HR and legal director.

A solicitor by training, Mervyn previously held a number of senior roles at British Airways including HR director, legal director, director of purchasing and director of UK airports. He is currently non-executive chairman of pension schemes for AMEC plc.

Mervyn has a law degree from the University of Oxford.

Group director, Strategy and Business Development since October 2009.

Peter is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) and is a non-executive director of De Beers.

Peter joined Anglo American in 1990 within the Corporate Finance division. He worked on the merger of Minorco with Anglo American, the listing of Anglo American in 1999 and the subsequent unwinding of the cross-holding with De Beers. Peter was appointed Group Head of Finance in 2003 and CFO Base Metals in August 2008.

A Chartered Accountant with a BCom and a MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Peter has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in the US.

CEO of Iron Ore Brazil since January 2012.

Paulo is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC).

Paulo joined Iron Ore Brazil as commercial director in May 2011. He was previously chief executive of Anglo American’s Niobium and Phosphates businesses in Brazil and served in Anglo American’s former Base Metals division.

Paulo’s early career included positions at AngloGold Ashanti and Minorco in a number of corporate finance and capital project roles. He graduated in Business Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, in São Paulo, with an MBA in Strategic Planning from the London Business School.

CEO of Coal since January 2014.

Seamus is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC).

Seamus joined Anglo American in 2007 and was previously CEO of Anglo American Metallurigcal Coal between 2009 and 2013.

Seamus joined WMC Resources in Australia in 1994, initially in a strategic planning and business development role and progressed to various operational management roles, gaining extensive experience in the gold and nickel businesses before advancing to the position of executive general manager of the Copper-Uranium division. Seamus joined BHP Billiton as global vice-president Business Excellence following its takeover of WMC in 2005.

He has a Chemical Engineering degree and began his career as a technology development engineer in Germany.

CEO of Platinum since September 2012.

Chris is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC).

Chris joined Platinum where he progressed from shift supervisor to become one of the youngest general managers in the company at that time, overseeing the Amandelbult platinum mine and later the BRPM mine. He was previously chief executive of Kumba Iron Ore between 2008 and 2012 and prior to this, Chris was Anglo American Platinum’s head of operations for joint ventures.

Chris has been with Anglo American for more than two decades since completing a degree in mining engineering and training with Gold Fields.

Chris holds a B Eng (Mining) Hons from the University of Pretoria.

Executive director, Anglo American South Africa Limited since September 2012.

Khanyisile is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) and has been a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore Limited since October 2012. She also serves as a non-executive director on the board of Telkom SOC and Sentebale Trust (a Prince Harry Charity Foundation).

Khanyisile served previously on the Executive Committee of Platinum as Executive head of human resources. She has corporate experience in a number of international companies, including BMW, Altech and Barloworld Ltd, holding executive roles incorporating human resources, industrial relations, corporate affairs, stakeholder relations and transformation.

Khanyisile has a Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree – both in Management – from Wits Business School.

CEO of Kumba Iron Ore since September 2012.

Norman is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC).

He joined Anglo American in 2001 at Konkola Copper Mines plc. He was subsequently appointed global CFO for Anglo Coal. He became executive director of finance at Anglo American Platinum in June 2006 and later stepped in as joint acting CEO. Norman was CEO of Scaw Metals from May 2008 and later CEO of Thermal Coal from October 2009, a position he held until 2012.

Beginning his career in his home country of Zambia at Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM), Norman subsequently spent 17 years at Deloitte & Touche, the last eight as an equity partner. He has more than three decades of experience in the mining industry.

Norman is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants.

CEO of De Beers Group since May 2011.

Philippe is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC).

He began his career in 1980 with the Ford Motor Company, where he occupied various senior management positions over 19 years. In 1999, Philippe joined Renault as a senior vice president in charge of European sales and was a member of the management board. In 2001, he moved to Volvo AB to become chairman and CEO of Renault Trucks, and a member of the Volvo Group executive committee.

In 2003, Philippe became president of Alstom Transport and was appointed executive vice president of Alstom Group a year later.

Philippe received a degree in mechanical engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées in Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

CEO of Base Metals and Minerals since July 2013.

Duncan is a member of the General Management Committee (GMC).

Between 2009 and 2013, Duncan held the position of group director Other Mining and Industrial. He was appointed to the board of Anglo American Platinum in 2004 and was appointed joint interim CEO of Anglo American Platinum in 2007, before taking over as CEO of Anglo American’s copper operations in 2008.

Duncan holds the qualifications of BSc (Eng) Mech and GDE (Eng Management) from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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