A leader in the mining industry, Chris Griffith has been appointed as Gold Fields’ new CEO.
Gold Fields has announced the appointment of Chris Griffith as its new CEO with effect from 1 April, following the retirement of Nick Holland after 13 years as CEO of the company.
Chris served as the CEO of Anglo American Platinum between September 2012 and April 2020. He was previously CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 2008 to 2012, and prior to that he served as Anglo American Platinum’s head of operations for joint ventures. He has a B.Eng honours from the University of Pretoria and has completed various leadership development programmes at UNISA and through Anglo American.
Gold Fields chair Cheryl Carolus welcomed Chris on behalf of the board, saying:
“We are delighted that an experienced executive of Chris’s calibre will join Gold Fields. He has deep-rooted operational mining experience and an impressive track record of delivering safe operational performance and leading effective change.”
She explained that creating value for shareholders is paramount, but at the same time the environmental and social sustainability of the company and value creation for all stakeholders has taken on increased significance. “We are confident that Chris is the right person to take the business forward.”