The former AngloGold Ashanti CFO will serve as a non-executive director on the Vodafone Group board of directors.
“It is an honour to be invited to join the board of Vodafone. I am greatly looking forward to working with Jean-Francois and the board to support Nick and the executive team to successfully drive the strategy forward,” Christine said about the appointment.
This won’t be the first time Christine serves on the board of an organisation, as she’s previously served as a non-executive director for companies including MTN, Transnet, International Federation of Accountants, Johnnic Communications, Gallagher Estate Holdings, and Durban Add-Ventures.
Until 2022, Christine served as the CFO of AngloGold Ashanti. She originally joined the company as CFO in 2014 and oversaw a strong improvement in operational performance and a cost-reduction programme to help reduce the business’s net debt. She also briefly served as the company’s interim CEO from 2020 until 2021.
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Before this, she was the CFO of Sasol, where she played a key role in transforming the energy and chemicals company’s culture.
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Vodafone chairman Jean-François van Boxmeer explained in a statement that he is delighted to have Christine on the company’s board. “She brings extensive Africa market experience, good commercial acumen and will further supplement the board’s financial expertise. As Vodafone continues its simplification into the largest pan-European and African connectivity and digital services provider, Christine’s strategic insights will be an excellent addition to our board discussions."