The WCA represents responsible global industry players who are committed to shaping a sustainable future for coal. The appointment of Ndlovu brings new leadership for the WCA in key global markets, with South Africa being a major supplier to emerging economies.
Michelle Manook, CEO at WCA welcomed Ndlovu into the role of chairperson and said: “We find ourselves at a pivotal moment in the coal industry. Our world still needs coal. With a clear strategy in place, we seek to work with governments, investors, and key industry players to uphold global expectations and ensure that all policies are inclusive of all forms of energy. We have a real opportunity and a responsibility to our employees, peer industries, governments, shareholders, and communities which are supported by coal globally. The entire coal industry must transform, transition, and work together meaningfully to meet these expectations and deliver the sustainable future that clean coal can bring, to both economic growth and everyday life.”
Ndlovu joined Anglo American in 2001 and was appointed CEO of the group’s coal business in South Africa in 2016. Prior to this, he was executive head of processing at Anglo American’s Platinum Group Metals business and was employed by Anglo American subsidiaries in Zimbabwe, where he held senior managerial positions in metallurgical operations and technical services.
“I am honoured to chair the WCA at a time when the role of responsible coal is front and centre. Our industry provides access to reliable and affordable energy for many countries, particularly in the developing world, while also supplying an essential steelmaking ingredient for global infrastructure development. Our role is to ensure that we meet both our customers’ needs and society’s expectations of us, including by working together to deliver a new era of clean coal technologies,” says Ndlovu.