– UK, London – Anglo American plc announces the appointment to the Board of Tony O’Neill as an Executive Director, with immediate effect.

Tony O’Neill joined Anglo American as Group Director – Technical in September 2013, with responsibility for mining and technology, business performance, projects and SHE (safety, health and environment).

Sir John Parker, Chairman of Anglo American, said: “Tony O’Neill’s technical experience from across the mining industry continues to be fundamental to the operational turnaround of Anglo American achieved over the last 18 months. His appointment to the Board signals our commitment to engineering excellence and our continuing drive to achieve best practice operational, safety and environmental performance.”

ony O’Neill, age 58, joined Anglo American in 2013 as Group Director – Technical following five years at AngloGold Ashanti as Executive Vice President – Business and Technical Development and latterly as Joint Acting CEO. He is a mining engineer with an MBA from the University of Melbourne. His 37-year career in the mining industry has spanned iron ore, copper, nickel and gold and includes his roles as Operations Executive at Newcrest Mining and as the head of the gold business at Western Mining Corporation. Tony is a recognised technical and operational expert in the mining industry. He has led the delivery of significant turnarounds in large, complex and geographically diverse mining businesses, capitalising on his deep understanding of the resources sector, its inputs, and conditions for success.

Anglo American is a global and diversified mining business that provides the raw materials essential for economic development and modern life. Our people are at the heart of our business. It is our people who use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and who mine, process and move and market our products – from bulk commodities and base metals to precious metals and diamonds (through De Beers) – to our customers around the world. Our diversified portfolio of products spans the economic development cycle and, as a responsible miner, we are the custodians of precious resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders, but also for the communities and countries in which we operate – creating sustainable value and making a real difference. Our mining operations, growth projects and exploration and marketing activities extend across southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.

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