JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Gold
Fields (JSE: GFI) (NYSE: GFI) is pleased to announce the
appointment of Chris Griffith as the Chief Executive
Officer designate and Executive Director of the Company.
Mr Griffith will succeed Nick
Holland on 1 April 2021.
Mr Holland, who was due to retire on 30
September 2021 after 13 years as CEO of the Company, has
agreed to retire six months earlier to facilitate the leadership
Mr Griffith, 55, was previously CEO of Anglo American
Platinum. He resigned from this position on 16 April 2020 to
pursue other career opportunities and is currently on
gardening leave until 31 March
Prior to Anglo American Platinum, which he led as CEO since
2012, Mr Griffith spent four years as CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, another company in the Anglo
American stable. A graduate mining engineer from the University of
Pretoria, he had joined Anglo
American in 1990 from JCI.
Cheryl Carolus, Gold Fields'
Chairperson, welcomed Mr Griffith on behalf of the Board: "We are
delighted that an experienced executive of
Chris's calibre will join Gold Fields. He has deep-rooted
operational mining experience and an impressive track record of
delivering safe operational performance and leading effective
"Creating value for shareholders is paramount, but at the same
time the environmental and social sustainability of our Company and
value creation for all stakeholders has taken on increased
significance. We are confident that Chris is the right person
to take the business forward," she says.
The Board paid tribute to Mr Holland's leadership at Gold
Fields, which he joined as CFO at the formation of the Company in
1998 and led as CEO since 2008.
"Nick has defined Gold Fields as it is today; a global, highly
profitable and sustainable company, which is widely considered a
leader in its field. In 2008, two-thirds of our production came
from South Africa; in 2020
approximately 90% emanated from outside of South Africa with all our mines highly
mechanised and increasingly automated," she said.
"Above all, Nick prioritised safety and wellness at all our
operations and during his tenure Gold Fields has seen a marked
improvement in its safety record. At the same time environmental,
social and governance issues have been fully integrated into the
day-to-day management of the business, further entrenching Gold
Fields' vision of global leadership in sustainable gold mining.
"On behalf of the Board and all our 17,000 employees we want to
thank you for the leadership you've shown over the past two decades
and more. The Gold Fields of today is a testament to your vision,
strategy and leadership," Ms Carolus concluded.
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About Gold Fields
Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine
operating mines in Australia,
Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well
as one project in Chile. We have
total attributable annual gold-equivalent production of 2.2Moz,
attributable gold-equivalent Mineral Reserves of 51.3Moz and
Mineral Resources of 115.7Moz. Our shares are listed on the
Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and our American depositary
shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa (Pty) Ltd
SOURCE Gold Fields Limited