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Leadership team

Valli Moosa

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

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Chris Griffith

Chief Executive

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Martin Poggiolini

Acting Finance Director

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Dhanasagree Naidoo

Independent Non-Executive Director

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John Vice

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Khanyisile Kweyama

Non-Executive Director

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Mark Cutifani

Non-Executive Director

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Peter Mageza

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Nombulelo Moholi

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Peter Whitcutt

Alternate Director to René Médori

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René Médori

Non-Executive Director

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Richard Dunne

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Tony O’Neill

Non-Executive Director

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Valli Moosa

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

BSc (Mathematics), (58)

Valli was appointed independent non-executive chairman of Anglo American Platinum in April 2013. He has been a director of the Company since 2008 and has served as deputy chairman and lead independent director of the Board since 2010. He is also chairman of Sun International Limited and on various other boards, including Sanlam, Sappi Imperial Holdings and the World Wildlife Fund (South Africa). Previously, he held the ministerial portfolios for Constitutional Development and Environmental Affairs and Tourism, and was chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.

Chris Griffith

Chief Executive

BEng (Mining) Hons, Pr Eng, (50)

Appointed a director and chief executive on 1 September 2012.

Chris was appointed chief executive of Anglo American Platinum Limited in September 2012. Immediately before this, he served on the board of Kumba Iron Ore Limited as the chief executive, from 1 July 2008. Chris was formerly the executive head of joint ventures for Anglo American Platinum Limited and continues to serve as a director of Anglo American South Africa Limited. Chris has over 19 years of mine management experience, during which time he was general manager of Anglo American Platinum Limited’s Amandelbult Platinum Mine and Bafokeng-Rasimone Platinum Mine.

Martin Poggiolini

Acting Finance Director

CA(SA) (36)

Appointed Acting Finance Director on 1 March 2015

Martin joined Anglo American Platinum in January 2013. He serves as Head of Finance & Performance Management and will act as Finance Director from 1 March 2015. Martin joined the Anglo American group in June 2007, where he has held senior management roles including Head of Finance & Performance Management of Kumba Iron Ore. He served as an Acting Chief Financial Officer of Kumba Iron Ore from January 2012 to May 2012 prior to joining Anglo American Platinum. Prior to joining Anglo American, Martin held management positions at Sasol and PwC.

Dhanasagree Naidoo

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Com Dip Acc CA(SA), Masters in Accounting (Taxation), (42)

Appointed a director in July 2013.

Dhanasagree, a chartered accountant with a professional background in structured finance and debt capital markets, developed her career at Sanlam, after a brief tenure in financial planning and corporate taxation at SA Breweries and Deloitte & Touche respectively.

John Vice

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Com and CA(SA), (62)

Appointed a director in November 2012.

John was a senior partner in KPMG and retired from the practice in February 2013. His previous roles in KPMG include the head of audit, on the South African and African boards and executive committees, and chairman of KPMG’s International IT Audit. He is a non-executive director of Zurich Insurance Company SA Limited.

Khanyisile Kweyama

Non-Executive Director

BS (Administration), MM (Human Resources), (50)

Appointed a director in October 2012.

Khanyisile joined the Group as head of human resources for Anglo American Platinum Limited (Anglo American Platinum) in 2011, and served on American Platinum Limited's Executive Committee. She was appointed executive director of Anglo American South Africa Limited in September 2012 and was also appointed to the Executive Committee of Anglo American plc. She has held executive roles at Barloworld, Altech and BMW South Africa. Khanyisile is an accomplished businesswoman who set up her own consulting company, Nokusa Communications and Promotions, which serviced both the private sector and Government; and a human resources consultancy, KTK HR Solutions. She is also a director of Kumba Iron Ore Limited and an independent non-executive director of Telkom SOA Proprietary Limited and previously served as a non-executive director on the board of Sovereign Foods Limited. Khanyisile is also a trustee of the Walter Sisulu University Foundation.

Mark Cutifani

Non-Executive Director

BEng (Mining), (56)

Mark Cutifani was appointed a non-executive director on 26 April 2013.

Mark was previously CEO of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a position he held from 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:

Kellogg Innovation Network (US) – International Advisory Committee SA Chamber of Mines – President – International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)(president) – World Economic Forum (executive committee member and treasurer) – Mining & Metals Industry Programme (governor).

Mark has been the chief executive of Anglo American plc since 3 April 2013.

Peter Mageza

Independent Non-Executive Director

FCCA (UK), (60)

Appointed a director in July 2013.

Nkateko is a chartered certified accountant and fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK. He was until June 2009 ABSA Group Limited executive director and Group chief operations officer and was involved with ABSA in various capacities over the past nine years.

Nombulelo Moholi

Independent Non-Executive Director

BSc (Engineering), (55)

Appointed a director in July 2013.

Nombulelo is an engineer by training and has spent the majority of her career to date in the telecommunications sector as, inter alia, chief executive officer of Telkom SA SOC Ltd from 2011 to 2013. She also served in strategy, marketing and corporate affairs roles at Nedbank. She also is an independent non-executive director at Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM), Woolworths Holdings (WHL) and is Chairman of Eyethu Community Trust.

Peter Whitcutt

Alternate Director to René Médori

BCom (Honours), CA(SA), MBA, (49)

Appointed an alternate director in May 2007.

Peter 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, including the merger of Minorco, the listing of Anglo American in 1999 and the subsequent unwinding of crossholding with De Beers. He has held various finance roles and is currently group director: strategy and business development for Anglo American plc.

René Médori

Non-Executive Director

Doctorate in Economics, (57)

René is the finance director of Anglo American plc (AA plc) and chairman of the Investment Committee of AA plc’s board. He is a former finance director of BOC Group plc and previously was a non-executive director of Scottish and Southern Energy plc. He joined the board of Petrofac in January 2012. René is also a director of De Beers and DB Investments SA.

Richard Dunne

Independent Non-Executive Director

CA(SA), (66)

Appointed a director in July 2006.

Richard is a non-executive director and serves on the audit committees of Standard Bank Group Limited, Tiger Brands Limited and AECI Limited. Previously Richard was with Deloitte for 42 years until he retired in 2006 when he was the chief operating officer.

Tony O’Neill

Non-Executive Director

BEng(Mining), MBA (University of Melbourne), (57)

Appointed a director in October 2013.

Tony O’Neill was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company in October 2013. Tony is a recognised global business and technical expert in the mining industry. He has led the strategy development and delivery of significant turnarounds in large, complex and geographically diverse mining businesses; capitalising on his deep understanding of the resources sector, its inputs, and conditions for success.

His extensive career in mining, predominantly in the gold sector, has spanned almost 35 years, including his previous role as executive in charge of operations at Newcrest Mining and Western Mining Corporation. Before joining the Company he held the roles of executive director, joint acting CEO and executive vice president – Business and Technical Development at AngloGold Ashanti.

Currently Tony serves as group director technical at Anglo American plc and as non-executive director at Kumba Iron Ore Limited.

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