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Mohammed Valli Moosa (55)
BSc (Mathematics)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Valli was appointed Independent Non-executive Chairman of Anglo American Platinum in April 2013. He has been a director of the company since 2008 and has served as Deputy Chairman and Lead Independent Director of the Board since 2010. He is also Chairman of Sun International Limited and on various other boards, including Sanlam, Imperial Holdings and the World Wildlife Fund (South Africa). Previously, he held the ministerial portfolios for Constitutional Development and Environmental Affairs and Tourism, and was Chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.

Christopher Ivan Griffith (48)
B Eng (Mining) Hons, Pr Eng
CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Appointed a director and chief executive on 1 September 2012.

Chris was appointed chief executive of Anglo American Platinum Limited (Amplats) on 1 September 2012. Immediately before this, he served on the board of Kumba Iron Ore Limited as the chief executive, from 1 July 2008. Chris was formerly the executive head of joint ventures for American Platinum Limited and continues to serve as a director of Anglo American South Africa Limited. Chris has over 19 years of mine management experience, during which he was general manager of American Platinum Limited’ Amandelbult Platinum Mine and Bafokeng-Rasimone Platinum Mine.

Bongani Nqwababa (46)
BAcc (Honours), CA(Z), MBA
FINANCE DIRECTOR

Appointed a director in January 2009.

Bongani joined Anglo American Platinum Limited as finance director in January 2009. He is the former finance director of Eskom Holdings Limited. Prior to joining Eskom, he served as treasurer and chief financial officer of Shell Southern Africa. Bongani is currently chairman of the Audit Committee of the South African Revenue Service and is a non-executive director of Old Mutual plc. He also serves on the Nomination, Audit and Remuneration committees of Old Mutual plc. He trained as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.


INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Richard Matthew Wingfield Dunne (64) (British)
CA(SA)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed a director in July 2006.

Richard is a non-executive director and serves on the audit committees of Standard Bank Group Limited, Tiger Brands Limited and AECI Limited. Previously Richard was with Deloitte for 42 years until he retired in 2006 when he was the chief operating officer.

Nkateku Peter Mageza (58)
Qualification: FCCA (UK)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed a director in July 2013.

Nkateku is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK.  He was until June 2009 ABSA Group Limited Executive Director and Group Chief Operations Officer and was involved with ABSA in various capacities over the past nine years.

Nombulelo Thokozile Moholi (53)

Qualification: BSc (Engineering)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed a director in July 2013.

Nombulelo is an Engineer by training and has spent the majority of her career to date in the telecommunications sector as, inter alia, Chief Executive Officer of Telkom SA SOC Ltd from 2011 to 2013. She also served in strategy, marketing and corporate affairs roles at Nedbank.

Dhanasagree Naidoo (41)
Qualification: B.Com Dip Acc CA(SA), Masters in Accounting (Taxation)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed a director in July 2013.

Dhanasagree, a Chartered Accountant with a professional background in Structured Finance and Debt Capital Markets, developed her career at Sanlam, after a brief tenure in financial planning and corporate taxation at SA Breweries and Deloitte & Touche respectively.

John Meadway Vice (60)
B.Com and CA(SA)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed a director in November 2012.

John is a senior partner in KPMG and will be retiring from the practice in February 2013. His previous roles in KPMG include the Head of Audit, on the South Africa and African boards and executive committees, and chairman of KPMG’s International IT Audit. He is a non-executive director of Zurich Insurance Company SA Limited.


NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Mark Cutifani (54)
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mark Cutifani was appointed a non-executive director with effect from 26 April 2013.

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 has over 35 years’ experience of the mining industry across a wide range of geographies and commodities.

Mark is currently a member of the following institutions:

Kellogg Innovation Network (US) – International Advisory Committee SA Chamber of Mines – President •International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) – Executive Committee Member and Treasurer World Economic Forum – Member of Mining & Metals Steering Board and Governor, Mining and Metals Industry Programme.

Khanyisile Thandiwe Kweyama (48)
BS (Administration), MM (Human Resources)
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed a director in October 2012.

Khanyisile joined the Group as head of human resources for Anglo American Platinum Limited (Amplats) in 2011, and served on American Platinum Limited Executive Committee. She was appointed executive director of Anglo American South Africa Limited in September 2012 and was also appointed to the Executive Committee of Anglo American plc. She has held executive roles at Barloworld, Altech and BMW South Africa. Khanyisile is an accomplished businesswoman who set up her own consulting company, Nokusa Communications and Promotions, which serviced both the private sector and Government; and a human resources consultancy, KTK HR Solutions. She is also a director of Kumba Iron Ore Limited and an independent non-executive director of Telkom SOA Proprietary Limited and previously served as a non-executive director on the board of Sovereign Foods Limited. Khanyisile is also a trustee of the Walter Sisulu University Foundation.

René Médori (55) (French)
Doctorate in Economics
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Doctorate in Economics

René is the finance director of Anglo American plc (AA plc) and chairman of the Investment Committee of AA plc’s board. He is a former finance director of BOC Group plc and previously was a non-executive director of Scottish and Southern Energy plc. He joined the board of Petrofac in January 2012. René is also a director of De Beers and DB Investments SA. 

Tony O’Neill
B. Engineering; MBA (University of Melbourne)
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed a director in October 2013.

Tony O’Neill was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company in October 2013.  Tony is a recognised global business and technical expert in the mining industry. He has led the strategy development and delivery of significant turnarounds in large, complex and geographically diverse mining businesses; capitalising on his deep understanding of the resources sector, its inputs, and conditions for success.

Tony is a mining engineer with an MBA from the University of Melbourne. His extensive career in mining, predominantly in the gold sector, has spanned almost 35 years, including his previous role as executive in charge of operations at Newcrest Mining and Western Mining Corporation. Before joining the company he held the roles of Executive Director, Joint Acting CEO and Executive Vice President – Business and Technical Development at AngloGold Ashanti.

Currently Tony serves as Group Director Technical at Anglo American plc and as non-executive director at Kumba Iron Ore Limited.

Peter Graham Whitcutt (47)
BCom (Honours), CA(SA), MBA 
ALTERNATE DIRECTOR TO RENÉ MÉDORI

Appointed an alternate director in May 2007.

Peter played a key role in the development of Group strategy and the key transactions associated with Anglo American’s evolution from diversified South African conglomerate to focused global miner, including the merger of Minorco, the listing of Anglo American in 1999 and the subsequent unwinding of crossholding with De Beers. He has held various finance roles and is currently group director: strategy and business development for Anglo American plc.