Deon Smith


Job Title: Financial Director

Company: Thungela


Deon Smith was appointed as the FD of Thungela when it demerged from Anglo American in June 2021.

Deon has been serving as the CFO of Anglo American’s Coal South Africa division since July 2017. He joined Anglo American in 2007 and has since headed up various finance departments within the company, including Risk and Assurance, Accounting Services, Capital Management, and Corporate Finance South Africa.

Before joining Anglo, he was a senior manager at KPMG Advisory from 2000 to 2005, and prior to that, he served as the CEO of Cura Software Solutions for a year.

For his role as the FD of Thungela Resources, Deon was nominated for the 2022 CFO Awards and walked away with the High-Performance Team Award.

2021 – Present     Financial Director, Thungela
2017 – 2021          Chief Financial Officer of, Anglo American Coal South Africa
2014 – 2017          Head of Corporate Finance South Africa, Anglo American
2012 – 2014          Head of Capital Management, Anglo American
2009 – 2012          Head of Accounting Services, Anglo American EMEA
2007 – 2009          Head of Risk and Assurance, Anglo Platinum
2003 – 2004          Chief Executive Officer, Cura Software Solutions
2000 – 2005          Senior Manager, KPMG Advisory

1999                       B.Com Honours, Accounting, University of Johannesburg
1996 – 1998         B.Com, Accounting, University of Johannesburg

About Thungela: Thungela is a leading pure-play producer and exporter of high quality, low-cost thermal coal in South Africa.

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