Anglo American has announced that Natascha Viljoen, CEO of its 79% owned subsidiary Anglo American Platinum Limited, has decided to take up her next career opportunity outside the Anglo American group. Viljoen has been CEO of Anglo American’s PGMs business since April 2020 and will join Newmont Corporation, the US-based mining company, as its chief operating officer upon completion of her notice period of up to 12 months.

Viljoen will continue to serve as CEO of Anglo American Platinum and as a member of Anglo American’s Group Management Committee until that time. Duncan Wanblad, chief executive of Anglo American, said: “Natascha is an outstanding leader who transformed our technical processing capabilities and performance having joined us in 2014, subsequently leading our world class PGMs business for the last three years. Her commitment to lead Anglo American Platinum and its continued performance improvement as a platform for growth through her notice period is a clear demonstration of her strong personal qualities. The process to identify her successor is now under way.”