SINGAPORE Anglo American Plc has cut its senior management team to 12 from 16 and consolidated 10 business units into six groups.
"We have announced a number of management changes for Anglo American to create a more efficient and agile organization and provide clearer accountability across the senior team," chief executive officer Mark Cutifani said in a statement.
The 10 business units will be consolidated into six groups: Kumba Iron Ore, led by Norman Mbazima; Iron Ore Brazil, led by Paulo Castellari; coal (metallurgical and thermal), led by Seamus French; base metals (copper, nickel, niobium and phosphates), led by Duncan Wanblad; platinum, led by Chris Griffith; and De Beers, led by Philippe Mellier.
Tony ONeill was named technical group director at Anglo American.
Brian Beamish, group director of mining and technology, and David Weston, group director of business performance and projects, have retired, the company said. Peter Whitcutt will take over from Weston under the expanded title of group director of strategy, business development and commercial.
René Médori (finance director), Mervyn Walker (group director of human resources and corporate affairs) and Khanyisile Kweyama (executive director, Anglo American South Africa) will continue in their roles.
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin.