Anglo American appoints Stephen Pearce as CFO
Mr. Pearce has been CFO of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, the Australia-based and listed iron ore producer, since 2010. He is an executive director on the Board of Fortescue, a director of its subsidiary companies and a member of a number of its operating and other committees.
Mr. Pearce has more than 16 years of public company director experience and 30 years’ experience in the mining, oil and gas and utilities industries.
He previously held the positions of Managing Director and CEO of Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited and was Chief Financial Officer of Alinta Limited.
Mr. Pearce has a Bachelor of Business from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Member of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He is currently Chairman of the Lions Eye Institute and a Non-Executive Director of Cedar Woods Properties Limited, an Australia-listed property development company.
Mr. Pearce will join Anglo American and its Group Management Committee on 30 January 2017, prior to joining the Board as an executive director and taking over as Finance Director with effect from 24 April 2017, thereby enabling a smooth transition and the completion of the 2016 financial reporting process. ■
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