GODFREY GOMWE - Executive director of Anglo American South Africa

Godfrey Gomwe has been appointed executive director of Anglo American South Africa, the company said on Tuesday.

"He will act as Anglo American's key representative in South Africa, working together with Anglo American's business unit CEOs to deliver the group's strategy in the region," the company said in a statement.

Gomwe recently served as Head of Group Business Development, Africa for Anglo American plc and was previously Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer of Anglo American South Africa.

"He has served on a number of Anglo American's operating boards and executive committees during a 10 year career with the group and has held a number of directorships in other listed and unlisted companies," the company said.

Specifically, Godfrey was previously chairperson of Highveld Steel and chairperson of Mondi SA prior to its restructuring.

Godfrey is currently chairperson of Anglo Zimele and the transformation committee of Anglo American South Africa.

"Godfrey Gomwe's depth of business and leadership experience in the mining and metals industry will be invaluable in his leadership of Anglo American South Africa," said Cynthia Carroll, chief executive of Anglo American plc.

"His 20 years of industry experience and his intimate knowledge of Anglo American's operations equip him well for his new role," she said.

Gomwe said he looked forward to continuing to be involved in leading Anglo American in South Africa and further strengthening the strategic efforts to drive growth and value for the group as it continued to invest in and grow its mining operations in South Africa. -- Sapa

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