Anglo American Plc is a mining company. It engages in exploration and mining of precious, base metals and ferrous metals. Its mining assets and natural resources includes platinum group metals and diamonds, with significant interests in copper, iron ore, metallurgical coal, nickel and thermal coal, as well as a divestment portfolio of other mining and industrial businesses. It has operation in Africa, Europe, South America and North America, Australia and Asia. The company was founded on May 24, 1999 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
Anglo American CEO and FD interviewed on full-year results 2011
Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive Officer
Cynthia Carroll chairs the Group Management Committee (GMC) and the Executive Committee (ExCo) and sits on the Safety and Sustainable Development (S&SD) Committee. She is a non executive director of BP plc and De Beers and chairs Anglo American Platinum.
comprehensive internal reorganisation, new asset optimisation and supply chain initiatives, while sustaining the project pipeline during the downturn, and laying the foundation for a record financial performance in 2011 changed the composition of the projects team and introduced greater systematisation into the project evaluation process. In 2011, three major projects were successfully delivered – on, or ahead of schedule continues to drive our sustainable development agenda, including leading our corporate participation at the 2011 COP17 Summit.
Cynthia is the former president and CEO of Alcan’s Primary Metals Group and a former director of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd and Sara Lee Corporation.
Rene Medori, Finance Director
Appointed finance director in September 2005.
He is a member of the Group Management and Executive Committees and chairman of the Investment Committee.
He is a non executive director of SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc) until 25 June 2012, De Beers and Anglo American Platinum and recently joined the board of Petrofac Limited as a non executive director. Holds a Doctorate in Economics and was formerly finance director of The BOC Group.
has maintained a robust balance sheet, which is well positioned for market volatility led the negotiations with Lafarge on the combination of the cement, aggregate, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and contracting businesses in the UK of Lafarge and Tarmac ensured funding of De Beers deal without recourse to acquisition financing.
Peter Whitcutt, Group director Strategy and Business Development
Appointed group director Strategy and Business Development in October 2009.
A Chartered Accountant with a BCom and a MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Has attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in the US.
Joined Anglo American in 1990 within the Corporate Finance division.
Has extensive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experience. 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 starting with the merger of Minorco, the listing of Anglo American in 1999 and subsequent unwinding of crossholding with De Beers.
Appointed chief financial officer of Base Metals in August 2008.