Sibanye-Stillwater appoints Richard Cox as new executive VP of SA gold operations


His appointment as executive vice president of the SA gold operations follows the passing of Shadwick Bessit.

Sibanye-Stillwater has announced the appointment of Richard Cox as executive vice president of SA gold operations as of 1 February. His appointment follows the passing of Shadwick Bessit on 16 January.

Read more: Sibanye-Stillwater’s Shadwick Bessit has passed away

Prior to the appointment, Richard served as senior vice president: strategy advisor, a position he had held since first joining the group in November 2020.

Richard has 27 years’ experience in the mining industry with extensive experience in both the gold and PGM mining industries. His previous roles include senior general manager of the Mogalakwena PGM Complex at Anglo American Platinum, mining manager of the Anglo American joint venture Pebble Partnership Engineering Team, and general manager and senior leadership positions at AngloGold Ashanti’s Mali and South African operations.

About the appointment, Sibanye-Stillwater group CEO Neal Froneman said:

“We welcome Richard to the executive team and look forward to the positive input he will make and leadership he will bring to the very competent SA gold operational team. We are grateful to be able to draw from an extensive bench of experienced managers in our talent pool.”

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