South32 announces Guy Lansdown to its Board as Independent Director

– AUSTRALIA, Perth –  South32 Limited (ASX: S32 | LON: DR | JSE: SOUHY) today announced that Guy Lansdown will join the South32 Board as an independent non-executive director. Guy’s appointment follows an extensive global search to identify a director with skills and leadership experience in mining and capital projects with an emphasis on greenfield developments in the Americas. He will join the Board on 2 December 2019 and seek election by shareholders at next year’s Annual General Meeting.

Guy is a civil engineer with over 35 years’ experience, including as an executive at Newmont Mining Corporation where he was most recently Executive Vice President Discovery and Development. In that role he led Newmont’s exploration and major project development. Since leaving Newmont in 2014, he has continued in this field providing consulting services in base and precious metals project development.

Karen Wood said “Guy Lansdown’s extensive experience in early and late-stage greenfield and brownfield project development and delivery, together with his strong technical background and strategic leadership abilities, will enhance the Board’s broad range of skills and experience. His appointment will support the Group’s growing presence in the Americas as we continue to advance our exploration and development projects in the region.”

About Guy Lansdown

Guy Lansdown, 59, has extensive executive experience in early and late-stage project development and mining. He had a 20-year career with Newmont Mining Corporation, where he held many senior positions, including Executive Vice President Discovery and Development, Senior Vice President of Project Development and Technical Services USA; Vice President of Project Development USA; Executive Manager Boddington Australia; Operations Manager Minera Yanacocha Peru; and Engineering and Development Director Australia.

Before joining Newmont, Guy was an Associate and Projects Manager at Knight Piesold in the USA and earlier a Director of Projects at Group Five in South Africa. Guy has worked in North and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa over his career.

Guy is the President and Director of two charities, Un Futuro Mejor Inc. and Fundación Lansdown A.C., which provide opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Mexico to reach their full potential. He currently lives in Mexico with his wife, where they founded and oversee the operation of these projects.

Guy is also President and Director of his US consulting company Project Excellence Inc., which offers services including strategic planning, project development, organisational design and independent project reviews.

Guy has a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand.

About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come, and to be trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

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