Anglo American to appoint Nolitha Fakude to the Board

nolithiAnglo American plc has announced that Nolitha Fakude will join the Board as a non-executive director with effect from the conclusion of Anglo American’s Annual General Meeting on 24 April 2017, subject to shareholder approval. This was announced on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) information dissemination service, SENS.

Ms Fakude has 25 years of experience across a diverse range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, financial services and retail. Most recently serving as an executive director on the board of South Africa-based petrochemicals company, Sasol, since 2005, she led the strategy and sustainability portfolio which encompassed strategy, risk, health, safety and environment, as well as human resources.

Sir John Parker, Chairman of Anglo American, said: “I will be delighted to welcome Nolitha Fakude to Anglo American’s Board. Nolitha’s rare combination of board and executive experience across parallel and other relevant industries, both within and beyond South Africa, will further enhance the talent base of our Board.”

Nolitha Fakude, age 52, joined Sasol Limited in 2005, serving as an executive director on the board and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability until her decision to leave the company at the end of 2016. Nolitha served as Chairman of Sasol’s Sustainability, HR and Stakeholder Relations committees and was Chairman of the Sasol Mining Board. She is a trustee of the Women’s Development Bank and recently stepped down as Deputy Chairman and Lead Independent Director of Datacentrix Holdings Limited. Nolitha has previously served as a non-executive director of Harmony Gold and Woolworths Holdings.

Ms Fakude holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa and has completed the Harvard Business School Senior Executive Development

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