Gold Fields Limited has appointed Alhassan Andani and Peter Bacchus as independent non-executive directors to its Board of Directors.
A statement issued by Goldfields said the appointment of Mr. Andani takes effect from 1 August 2016 and that of Mr. Bacchus from 1 September 2016.
This brings to four the number of new non-executive directors to the Gold Fields Board over the past two months.
Earlier this month, Gold Fields announced that former KPMG Africa Chair Yunus Suleman will join the Board on 1 September 2016, while Impala Platinum CEO Terence Goodlace joined as a director on 1 July 2016.
According to Gold Fields Chairperson Cheryl Carolus, the four new directors will ensure continuity of the skills set of the Board, as a number of the current directors were approaching retirement age over the next two years. Former director David Murray stepped down from the Board on 1 June 2016.
“The new directors provide the technical, financial, commercial and global mining experience necessary to help Gold Fields maintain and further strengthen its position as a global leader in sustainable gold mining,” Ms Carolus said.
Mr Andani (55) is currently Chief Executive and Executive Director of Stanbic Bank Ghana. He has held various directorship positions and is currently the Board Chairman of the Ghana CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) and a director of SOS Villages Ghana. He holds a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Ghana and a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from the Finafrica Institute in Italy.
Mr Bacchus (47) is the Global Head of Mining and Metals and Joint Head of European Investment Banking at investment bank Jefferies, based in London. Prior to this position he was Global Head of Mining and Metals at Morgan Stanley and before then Head of Investment Banking, Industrials and Natural Resources at Citigroup. Mr Bacchus has over 20 years’ experience in investment and corporate banking with a focus on the global natural resources sector. He is also a non-executive director of UK-listed mining group NordGold and a trustee of Space for Giants, an African-focused conservation charity. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in Economics from Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
Gold Fields Limited is an unhedged, globally diversified producer of gold with eight operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa with attributable annual gold production of approximately 2.0 million ounces.
It has attributable mineral reserves of around 46 million ounces and mineral resources of around 102 million ounce.
Source: Business Day Ghana