Appointed Non-executive Director
Appointed Senior Independent Director
Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominations Committee
René has extensive and current international financial experience, with knowledge of balance sheet strengthening opportunities and financing arrangements.
He has well-established knowledge of governance and regulatory matters, and a good understanding of operational and strategic management.
René has been finance director of Anglo American plc since September 2005.
From June 2000 to May 2005 he was group finance director of The BOC Group pls. Until June 2012, he was a non-executive director of SSE plc.
René is an executive director of Anglo American plc and a non-executive director of De Beers and Anglo Platinum Limited.