Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 07 April 2008 – Top international gold producer Gold Fields Limited has appointed Vishnu Pillay as executive vice president and head of South African operations. He is replacing Terence Goodlace, who has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer and executive committee member for the Group.
A media release issued here says Pillay – who was previously vice president and head of operations of the Driefontein gold mine – takes up his new position on 1 May 2008.
Commenting on the appointment of his successor Goodlace said: “Vishnu’s appointment will ensure continuity at our South African operations. He is well respected and – apart from a brief period with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as executive director: CSIR mining technology and group executive: institutional planning and operations – he has been with Gold Fields for 22 years.”
“To fill the position vacated by Pillay, Peter Turner – currently vice president and head of operations of Kloof gold mine – will move to Driefontein gold mine in the same position,” the release continues. His successor at Kloof gold mine will be Rodney Hart – currently senior manager: operations at that mine – who is being promoted to the position of vice president and head of operations. These appointments are also effective from 1 May 2008.
In another move, Stuart Allan has assumed responsibility for the South Deep Gold Mine as the vice president and head of operations.