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Anglo American appoints Ian Ashby to the Board

23 May 2017

Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) announces that Ian Ashby will join the Board as a non-executive director, with effect 25 July 2017.

Mr Ashby has 37 years of experience in the mining industry, including 25 years in a wide variety of roles with BHP Billiton, ultimately leading the company’s iron ore business. Since retiring from BHP Billiton in 2012, Mr Ashby has taken on a number of advisory and non-executive roles with other mining and related organisations.

Sir John Parker, Chairman of Anglo American, said: “I look forward to welcoming Ian Ashby to Anglo American’s Board. Ian’s leadership in major new mining projects and his depth of operational and commercial experience across numerous commodities and mining jurisdictions will further enrich our board discussions.”

Notes to editors:

Ian Ashby, age 59, 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 career as an underground miner at the Mount Isa Mines base metals operations in Queensland, Australia. He has served as a non-executive director of New World Resources PLC and Genco Shipping & Trading, and has served in an advisory capacity with Apollo Global Management and Temasek. He is currently a non-executive director of Nevsun Resources Ltd. and Alderon Iron Ore Corp. Mr Ashby holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia.

There are no additional details to disclose under Listing Rule 9.6.13R in respect of the appointment of Ian Ashby.

Board of Directors

Following Mr Ashby’s appointment, the Anglo American plc Board of Directors will be comprised as follows:

Chairman Executive directors Non-executive directors
Sir John Parker Mark Cutifani – chief executive
Stephen Pearce – finance director
Tony O’Neill – technical director
Sir Philip Hampton
Ian Ashby (from 25 July 2017)
Nolitha Fakude
Byron Grote
Mphu Ramatlapeng
Jim Rutherford
Anne Stevens
Jack Thompson

Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. Our people are at the heart of our business. It is our people who use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and who mine, process and move and market our products to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner - of diamonds (through De Beers), platinum and other precious metals, copper, nickel, iron ore and coal - we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders and for the communities and countries in which we operate – creating sustainable value and making a real difference.

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Tel: +27 (0)11 638 2786

 

 

 

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