Ian Ashby to join the Anglo American Board

Anglo American Plc announced that Ian Ashby will join the Board as a non-executive director, with effect 25 July 2017.

Mr Ashby has 37 years of experience in the mining industry, including 25 years in a wide variety of roles with BHP Billiton, ultimately leading the company’s iron ore business. Since retiring from BHP Billiton in 2012, Mr Ashby has taken on a number of advisory and non-executive roles with other mining and related organisations.

Sir John Parker, Chairman of Anglo American, commented, “I look forward to welcoming Ian Ashby to Anglo American’s Board. Ian’s leadership in major new mining projects and his depth of operational and commercial experience across numerous commodities and mining jurisdictions will further enrich our board discussions.”

Anglo American Plc is a JSE and LSE listed coal, iron, platinum and diamond mining company with operations in South Africa and diamond operations in Botswana.