James Motlatsi was appointed to the board of AngloGold Ashanti on 1 April 1998 and deputy chairman on 1 May 2002.
He is chairman of the Transformation and Human Resources Development and the Party Political Donations committees and a member of the Safety, Health and Sustainable Development, Nominations and Remuneration committees.
James has substantial experience in and knowledge of the mining industry in general and of South Africa in particular. His association with the industry in South Africa spans more than 30 years in various positions including that of past president of the National Union of Mineworkers. He is the executive chairman of TEBA Limited, a service organisation primarily responsible for the recruitment of mineworkers for the South African mining industry.
James retired from the board on 17 February 2011.