London, England — MININGREVIEW.COM — 20 January 2012 – The Board of De Beers s.a. has announced the appointment of Gareth Mostyn as the company’s chief financial officer. He will report directly to De Beers Group CEO Philippe Mellier, and be appointed to the Board of De Beers s.a.
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mostyn will join De Beers from Anglo American plc, where he has served as head of corporate finance. Mostyn has been with Anglo American since 2008, prior to which he spent twelve years with The BOC Group plc (latterly a member of The Linde Group), a leading global gas and engineering company.
Mostyn brings extensive corporate and operational finance experience to De Beers, having played a leading role in a number of Anglo American’s major transactions, the company’s capital management, and its overall financial strategy. At an operational level, Mr. Mostyn has worked closely with Anglo American’s business units around the world, focusing on major capital projects and organisational alignment, with substantial experience in South Africa.
During his time with Anglo American, Mostyn developed a good understanding of the De Beers Group, gaining significant exposure to the business through the development of mining projects in southern Africa and Canada, and through De Beers’ refinancing process.