American Plc has appointed Hennie Faul chief executive officer
of its copper business following the resignation of John
MacKenzie after 24 years in the role.
Faul, currently group
head of mining who has been at Anglo American for nine years,
will take over in October. He has 26 years technical and
Faul showed "strong
leadership" while he was working for Anglos zinc
business, Duncan Wanblad, chief executive officer of the
miners base metals and minerals business, said in a
statement. Anglo sold its zinc units to Vedanta Resources in
2010 for $1.34 billion (amm.com, May 10, 2010).
"(Fauls) leadership and breadth of expertise will enable
us to achieve sustainably higher returns from our competitively
positioned assets," Wanblad said.
"I look forward to
working with the team to drive the ongoing performance
turnaround and improvement from our copper assets," Faul
tenure as chief executive of Anglo Americans copper
business included overseeing the expansion of the Los Bronces
copper mine in central Chile and recent processing improvements
at Collahuasi, the company said.
Copper is the mining
groups second-biggest contributor to earnings after iron
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Metal Bulletin.