London, England — MININGREVIEW.COM — 08 May 2009 – Mining giant Anglo American plc has appointed David Weston as Technical Director. David will continue as a member of the Executive Committee of Anglo American, and will take up his new role with immediate effect, succeeding Tony Redman, who has retired from the group.
Weston brings his considerable international commercial experience to this important leadership role within the group. Anglo American’s technical capabilities are a key differentiator and Anglo Technical Division’s market leading expertise is expected to continue to drive significant commercial advantages and opportunities as the group pursues its growth and development plans.
He has been chief executive of Anglo Industrial Minerals since 2006, where he led Tarmac through a period of considerable restructuring, making the business more efficient and focusing it on cash generation, while maintaining Tarmac’s market leading positions in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.