Anglo American to appoint Nolitha Fakude to the Board

Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) announces that Nolitha Fakude will join the Board as a non-executive director with effect from the conclusion of Anglo American’s Annual General Meeting on 24 April 2017, subject to shareholder approval.

Ms Fakude has 25 years of experience across a diverse range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, financial services and retail. Most recently serving as an executive director on the board of South Africa-based petrochemicals company, Sasol, since 2005, she led the strategy and sustainability portfolio which encompassed strategy, risk, health, safety and environment, as well as human resources.

Sir John Parker, Chairman of Anglo American, said: “I will be delighted to welcome Nolitha Fakude to Anglo American’s Board. Nolitha’s rare combination of board and executive experience across parallel and other relevant industries, both within and beyond South Africa, will further enhance the talent base of our Board.”

About Nolitha Fakude

Nolitha Fakude, age 52, joined Sasol Limited in 2005, serving as an executive director on the board and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability until her decision to leave the company at the end of 2016. Nolitha served as Chairman of Sasol’s Sustainability, HR and Stakeholder Relations committees and was Chairman of the Sasol Mining Board. She is a trustee of the Women’s Development Bank and recently stepped down as Deputy Chairman and Lead Independent Director of Datacentrix Holdings Limited. Nolitha has previously served as a non-executive director of Harmony Gold and Woolworths Holdings.

Ms Fakude holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa and has completed the Harvard Business School Senior Executive Development Programme.

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

Board of Directors

Following Anglo American’s Annual General Meeting on 24 April 2017, the Anglo American Board of Directors is expected to be as follows:

Chairman: Sir John Parker
Executive directors:

  • Mark Cutifani – chief executive
  • Stephen Pearce – finance director
  • Tony O’Neill – technical director

Non-executive directors:

  • Sir Philip Hampton
  • Nolitha Fakude
  • Byron Grote
  • Mphu Ramatlapeng
  • Jim Rutherford
  • Anne Stevens
  • Jack Thompson

About Anglo American

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.

Source: Anglo American

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