Anglo American has appointed its new CEO for Australia, former Rio Tinto executive Daniel van der Westhuizen, who has been tasked with leading the global miner’s steelmaking coal business from Brisbane.

Daniel van der Westhuizen
The new executive will take his seat in September after serving as Rio’s chief operating officer and interim managing director for Aluminium – Pacific Operations.

Prior to that tenure, van der Westhuizen held various senior and commercial roles in the mining industry, including in the coal industry. Chief Executive of Anglo American’s global Bulk Commodities business Themba Mkhwanazi said he brings extensive cross-commodity mining experience in Australia.

“Anglo American has a series of ambitious goals to transform the future of mining across the full range of sustainability areas, which all of our businesses around the world, including in Australia, are committed to achieving. Daniel and the team in our Australian business will ensure that we continue to drive towards carbon neutral operations by 2040, as well as making our business safer and more sustainable in every respect,” Mkhwanazi added.

Source: Anglo American