Quality steelmaking coal key to decarbonising industry: Anglo American

Mining company, Anglo American, has appointed a new CEO to lead its steelmaking coal business in Brisbane.

The newly appointed CEO, Daniel van der Westhuizen, will commence his role in September.

Chief Executive of Anglo American’s global Bulk Commodities business, Themba Mkhwanazi, welcomed the announcement.

“Daniel brings to the Anglo American team extensive cross-commodity mining experience in Australia, and a strong understanding of the role that premium quality steelmaking coal must play in the transition to a decarbonised world.

“Anglo American has a series of ambitious goals to transform the future of mining across the full range of sustainability areas, which all of our businesses around the world, including in Australia, are committed to achieving.

“Daniel and the team in our Australian business will ensure that we continue to drive towards carbon neutral operations by 2040, as well as making our business safer and more sustainable in every respect.”

Having held various senior and commercial roles in the mining industry, van der Westhuizen most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Interim Managing Director for Rio Tinto Aluminium – Pacific Operations.

Anglo American operates five steelmaking coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, and also has additional joint venture interests in steelmaking coal and manganese, and copper exploration projects underway in North West Queensland and Western Australia.