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Anglo American Appoints Sir John Parket As Chairman

14 july 2009

Anglo American plc, which owns 45 percent of De Beers, has appointed Sir John Parker as its new chairman. Parker will join the board of Anglo American as a non-executive director with immediate effect and will succeed Sir Mark Moody-Stuart as director on August 1st, when Moody-Stuart retires, Tacy reported.
Currently, Parker is chairman of National Grid plc and joint chairman of the Mondi Group with Cyril Ramaphosa. Once he takes up his position at Anglo American, Parker will step down from several of his board and other commitments, having recently stepped down as chair of the court of the Bank of England.
Anglo American's board appointed a search committee of independent directors chaired by Peter Woicke, former CEO of the International Finance Corporation, with members Dr Mamphela Ramphele, former vice chancellor of the University of Cape Town and former managing director of the World Bank, Sir C K Chow, chief executive of the Hong Kong MTR, and the late Karel van Miert, former European Commissioner and Member of the European Parliament. After a global search of several months, the committee made a unanimous recommendation to the board, which in turn unanimously agreed to appoint Parker.
Parker said: "Anglo American has many great strengths, including a portfolio of high quality mining assets, an impressive growth profile, substantial and well advanced efficiency programmes and a unique position in precious commodities. With deep roots in South Africa, a country I know very well through my years at Babcock International and my more recent role at Mondi working jointly with Cyril Ramaphosa, this global company has an opportunity to deliver considerable further growth and value in the coming years. I look forward to working with the board and the excellent management team led by Cynthia Carroll to deliver those prospects to shareholders. Anglo has undergone a major transformation in recent years and I look forward to my new role, leading the Board through the next stage of the company's development."
This new appointment may spark controversy within some South African government departments, considering that just last week Sandile Nogxina, director general of South Africa's department of mines, voiced her preference for Anglo American to appoint a black South African as its next chairman.