Philip Hampton and Jack Thompson to leave Anglo American

Anglo AMerican

Mining giant, Anglo American plc said Sir Philip Hampton and Jack Thompson to step down from the Board after nine years of service.

The company said Dr Byron Grote, non-executive director since 2013 and Chair of the Audit Committee since 2014, will succeed Sir Philip Hampton as Senior Independent Director on 1 January 2019. Dr Grote will continue in his role as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Anne Stevens, non-executive director since 2012, will succeed Sir Philip Hampton as Chair of the Remuneration Committee on 1 January 2019.

Ian Ashby, non-executive director since 2017, will succeed Jack Thompson as Chair of the Sustainability Committee on 30 April 2019.

Commenting on the changes to the Board, Stuart Chambers, Chairman of Anglo American, said:

“I thank Sir Philip Hampton for his professionalism and dedication during his nine years on the Board, the last four of which in the particularly demanding role as Senior Independent Director. I also thank Jack Thompson for the wealth of mining industry experience that he has brought to Board discussions and most particularly in his role as Chair of the Sustainability Committee.

“We are fortunate to have Byron Grote’s more than 35 years of experience across the natural resources sector. I am delighted that he has agreed to serve as Senior Independent Director in addition to his continued disciplined stewardship of the Audit Committee.

“I am also grateful to Anne Stevens and Ian Ashby as they take on the chairs of the Remuneration and Sustainability committees respectively. Anne’s global executive and board experience and Ian’s extensive mining career will further enhance our committee deliberations under their leadership.”

Sir Philip Hampton will step down from the Board on 31 December 2018 and Jack Thompson will step down at the Company’s Annual General Meeting on 30 April 2019.