The Anglo American plc board is responsible to shareholders for the Group's performance. It is chaired by Sir John Parker and consists of two executive and nine non-executive directors.
Non-executive chairman since August 2009; chairman of the Nomination Committee; a non-executive director since July 2009
Sir John became the non-executive chairman of Anglo American plc on the 1 August 2009. He is chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Safety and Sustainable Development (S&SD) Committee. Sir John is recognised as a highly experienced and independent chairman, has chaired five FTSE 100 companies and brings a broad range of leadership experience across a variety of industries in many countries. He is a non executive director of Carnival Corporation, EADS and deputy chairman of DP World. Sir John is President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford. Sir John was previously chairman of National Grid plc, senior non executive director and chair of the Court of the Bank of England and joint chair of Mondi, chair of BVT and P&O plc, and chancellor of the University of Southampton.
Read recent profiles of Sir John by The Professional Engineer for Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Ingenia Magazine and The Sunday Times.
Mark Cutifani was appointed as a director and Chief Executive with effect from 3 April 2013.
Mark was previously CEO of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a position he held since 2007. Before joining AngloGold Ashanti, Mark was COO at Vale Inco where he was responsible for Vale’s global nickel business. Prior to this he held senior executive positions with the Normandy Group, Sons of Gwalia, Western Mining Corporation, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and CRA (Rio Tinto).
Mark has over 35 years’ experience of the mining industry across a wide range of geographies and commodities.
Mark is currently a member of the following institutions:
Finance director since September 2005; chairman of the Investment Committee; Board member since June 2005.
René Médori is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC), the Executive Committee (ExCo) and chairman of the Investment Committee. He is a non executive director of Anglo American Platinum. René recently joined the board of Petrofac Limited as a non-executive director. He is a former finance director of The BOC Group plc and was a non-executive director of SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc) until June 2012.
Chairman of the Audit Committee; Board member since September 2002.
David Challen was appointed as the senior independent non-executive director in April 2008. He is chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. He is currently chairman of the EMEA governance committee at Citigroup and senior non executive director of Smiths Group plc. He is currently a deputy chairman of the UK’s Takeover Panel. David continues to demonstrate his independence by challenging and questioning management. Previously he was chairman of J. Henry Schroder & Co. Limited, where he spent most of his professional career.
Board Member since April 2008
Sir CK is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. He is currently chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and a non executive director of AIA Group Company Limited. Sir CK was knighted in 2000 for his services to industry. Sir CK was appointed as a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in July 2012. He is chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and was recently appointed chairman of the Advisory Committee on Corruption by the Hong Kong SAR Government. Between 2003 and 2011 he was CEO of the MTR Corporation in Hong Kong. Former positions include those of CEO of Brambles Industries, GKN PLC and non executive chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. Prior to joining GKN PLC he worked for The BOC Group plc for 20 years, joining its board in 1993.
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee; Board member since November 2009
Sir Philip is chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee. He is chairman of The Royal Bank of Scotland and brings to Anglo American significant financial, strategic and boardroom experience across a number of industries. His previous appointments include chairman of J Sainsbury plc, finance director of Lloyds TSB Group plc, BT Group plc, BG Group plc, British Gas plc, British Steel plc, an executive director of Lazards and a non executive director of RMC Group plc and Belgacom SA.
Board member since March 2011
Phuthuma is a member of the Audit Committee and is a non executive director of BP plc and an executive director of Pembani Group (Pty) Limited. Phuthuma’s extensive international business experience has lent further strength to our Board. In his former position as President and CEO of MTN, Phuthuma showed impressive leadership and vision in transforming MTN from a highly successful South African mobile operator into a considerable force in mobile telecommunications services in emerging markets. He previously served as a director on a number of boards in South Africa, including Nedbank Group, Alexander Forbes, Bidvest and Old Mutual (SA).
Board member since December 2009.
Ray is a member of the Audit and Safety and Sustainable Development Committees. He has a proven track record in delivering complex and large scale projects around the world, mobilising large numbers of people with great success and applying leading project management practices. As a member of the S&SD Committee, he has a keen interest in safety. He founded the O’Rourke Group in 1977, having begun his career at Kier and J Murphy & Sons. In 2001, the O’Rourke Group acquired John Laing, to form Laing O’Rourke, now Europe’s largest privately owned construction company, of which Ray O’Rourke is chairman and chief executive.
Board member since May 2012
Anne is a member of the Audit Committee. She was chief operating officer for the Americas for Ford Motor Company until 2006, the culmination of her 16 year career at the company. She has served on the Board of Lockheed Martin Corporation as a non-executive director since 2002 and is also the chairman and CEO of a privately held IT services business, SA IT. Prior to joining Ford in 1990, Anne spent ten years in a number of engineering, product development and sales and marketing roles at Exxon Chemical Co and three years as chairman and CEO of Carpenter Technology.
Chairman of the S&SD Committee; Board member since November 2009
Jack is Chairman of the S&SD Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is currently a non executive director of Molycorp Inc. and Tidewater Inc. He brings experience gained at all levels of the mining industry and has received wide recognition as a mining executive. He also has extensive boardroom experience in both executive and non executive roles. He was previously chairman and CEO of Homestake Mining Co., vice chairman of Barrick Gold Corp. and has served on the boards of Centerra Gold Inc., Century Aluminum Co., Phelps Dodge Corp., Rinker Group Ltd and Stillwater Mining.
Board member since April 2013.
Byron Grote is a member of the Audit Committee and is a non-executive director of Unilever NV and Unilever plc and a member of the Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management Advisory Council. He joined The Standard Oil Company of Ohio in 1979 and in 1985 became director of planning for its mining subsidiary, Kennecott. In 1988 Byron was appointed as commercial vice president for BP’s Alaskan North Slope production activities. In 1989 he became commercial general manager of BP exploration, based in London, and then group treasurer and CEO of BP finance in 1992. In 1994 he took up the position of regional chief executive in Latin America. In 1995 Byron became deputy CEO of BP Exploration. Following the merger of BP and Amoco in 1999, Byron was appointed executive vice president, exploration and production. He was appointed to the BP board in 2000 and he served for two years as CEO of BP Chemicals and then as BP’s chief financial officer (CFO) from 2002 until 31 December 2011.