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Gold Fields appoints Chris Griffith as CEO

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Gold Fields has released a statement confirming the appointment of Chris Griffith as the new CEO, who succeeds Nick Holland after 13 years at the helm of the gold mining company.

Gold Fields released a statement on Thursday, 21 January 2021, announcing the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chris Griffith, who will also act as an executive director on the board. Griffith will take over from Nick Holland from Thursday, 1 April 2021.

According to the statement, “Griffith served as the Chief Executive Officer of Anglo American Platinum between September 2012 and April 2020. He was previously CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 2008 to 2012, and prior to that, he served as Anglo American Platinum’s head of operations for joint ventures. He has a B.Eng (Mining) Honours from the University of Pretoria and has completed various leadership development programmes at the University of South Africa and through Anglo American.”

Speaking on the departure of outgoing CEO, Nick Holland, the Chair of the Board, Cheryl Carolus was quoted as saying, “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 percent emanated from outside of South Africa, with all our mines highly mechanised and increasingly automated.”

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