Griffith says the highlight of his long career at Anglo American is being able to end it at Anglo American Platinum.
Anglo American Platinum has announced that Chris Griffith will be stepping down as CEO with effect from 16 April.
The platinum miner said in a statement that his successor, who is expected to be an internal candidate from within the Anglo American group, will be announced in the near future.
About his resignation, Griffith said:
“I have enjoyed the significant challenge of leading one of the world’s great precious metals businesses over the last seven years. This has been the pinnacle of my long and fulfilling career with Anglo American – ending it back at Anglo American Platinum, which was where my career started 30 years ago.”
He added that Anglo American Platinum has made “tremendous progress” on many fronts, from safety improvements to successfully completing the significant restructuring and repositioning of the portfolio of assets, which continue to deliver industry-leading returns.
“After more than seven years at the helm, and given all that we as a team have achieved, this is now the natural time for the next generation of leadership to take this business forward and deliver further value,” he said.
He also thanked his executive team, senior management and all Anglo American Platinum employees for their hard work, dedication and support.