Miner Anglo American has appointed Mark Cutifani as its chief executive.
Cutifani, currently chief executive of South African-focused gold producer AngloGold Ashanti, will begin his tenure on 3 April.
He is also the current president of the South African Chamber of Mines.
“He is a seasoned miner, with broad experience of mining operations and projects across a wide range of commodities and geographies, including South Africa and the Americas,” Anglo chairman Sir John Parker said of his appointment this morning.
The miner’s current chief executive Cynthia Carroll will step down from the board at the AGM in April, and leave the company at the end of that month.