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By unknown | Apr 09, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Robert Laing

Robert Laing

Ian Cockerill is Anglo Coal's new chief executive and Kuseni Dlamini will head Anglo American South Africa.

The new appointments announced by Anglo yesterday solved the mystery why Cockerill resigned as Gold Fields chief executive last week.

Dlamini is currently the chairman of Richards Bay Coal Terminal, and his replacement has not been named yet .

Cockerill starts his new job at Anglo Coal in June, and Dlamini will head Anglo's regional operations from July. Dlamini fills a vacancy created when Lazarus Zim resigned as Anglo American South Africa chief executive in February last year.

Since then, Philip Baum, the chief executive of Anglo's ferrous metals division, has doubled as acting head of Anglo's South African operations.

Cockerill replaces John Wallington who was among last year's exodus of Anglo chief executives. No announcement has been made yet on who will replace Ralph Havenstein who resigned as Anglo Platinum chief executive at the end of July. Havenstein is now a director of chemicals group Omnia.

Cynthia Carroll, chief executive of Anglo American, said: "Kuseni will be Anglo American's principal representative in South Africa, with day-to-day responsibility for the successful internal transformation of the South African business and alignment with the group's global strategy.

"Ian's primary focus will be to drive the further strategic development of Anglo American's global coal business and execute its considerable growth ambition, in addition to pursuing developments in clean coal and associated technologies."

Dlamini and Cockerill will both be members of Anglo American Plc's executive committee. Russell King, currently the group's head of human resources, business development and sustainable development, has been given the newly created role of chief strategy officer.


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