Anglo American rejigs senior management, appoints people and organisation director


The global mining company has made several new appointments.

JSE-listed multinational mining company Anglo American has made a number of changes to its senior management team, including appointing Monique Carter as people and organisation director effective 5 June.

Monique served as executive vice president people and organisation for Novo Nordisk between 2019 and 2023. She was also group HR director at GKN, and has held a number of senior HR roles at AkzoNobel and ICI. She has a BA in business and psychology from the University of Luton, UK, and an advanced diploma in human resource management. She is a chartered member (MCIPD) of the Institute of Personnel and Development, UK.

Meanwhile seasoned CEO Themba Mkhwanazi takes over as regional director for Africa and Australia.

In a statement, chief executive officer Duncan Wanblad said the company’s production businesses have been consolidated into two regions: Americas, and Africa and Australia, each led by a regional director to be based in Brazil and South Africa respectively.

Themba will be accountable for safe and responsible operations, optimising current performance, future options and commercial value, in line with the group’s strategy. “He will also have to work to ensure effective functional support and service delivery to their operations in each country,” noted the statement.

According to Duncan, the changes are in line with the organisation’s vision to drive safe and consistent operational excellence and enhanced value.

“We are building on the significant progress we have made in recent years to further improve our portfolio of world class assets and deliver our growth potential. We have been refreshing the executive team steadily over the last 12 months and we welcome this new generation of Anglo American’s leadership. As a team, we are embarking on our next phase of sustainable value creation.”

Other appointments include Al Cook as CEO of De Beers , Alison Atkinson as projects and development director, Helena Nonka as lead for the strategy and sustainability team and Richard Price as leads for a combined legal and corporate affairs team.

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