Andile Sangqu, currently serving as Chamber of Mines of South Africa VP, has been appointed to the newly established role of executive head of Anglo American South Africa as of June 1, 2015, the company announced on Wednesday.
Having fulfilled former executive and board roles, including the role of executive director of Glencore Xstrata South Africa, Sangqu will work with the South Africa-based businesses to help deliver the group’s strategy in the region.
He will also provide leadership and co-ordination to the group’s stakeholder relations initiatives in South Africa and will facilitate regional alignment with the group’s central functions.
It was further announced that Anglo American chief executive Mark Cutifani will assume the role of chairman, following Michael Spicer’s decision to retire, and Norman Mbazima, while continuing to lead Kumba Iron Ore, will assume the role of deputy chairman of Anglo American South Africa.
Meanwhile, Khanyisile Kweyama has also announced her resignation in order to focus on her role as CEO of Business Unity South Africa, while Harry Calver is also retiring from the board.
Cutifani said: “These are important changes and demonstrate Anglo American’s commitment to playing an active and leading role in the ongoing development of a responsible, sustainable and competitive business and mining sector in South Africa.”
Anglo American advises that further announcements in relation to the composition of the board will be made in due course.