Ian Cockerill
Senior Independent Director

Ian Cockerill’s involvement in the mining industry began as a geologist in 1975. He commenced work with Anglo American Corporation (Anglo) in January 1979, where he held various managerial positions mainly in the Gold and Uranium division, later AngloGold Limited. Between 1996 and 1999, Mr. Cockerill was Executive director — Business Development and Executive Officer, African International Operations of AngloGold Limited. Subsequent to his work with Anglo, Mr. Cockerill accepted the position of Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer with Gold Fields Limited in June 1999, a position he held until he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2002. In June 2008, Mr. Cockerill joined Anglo American plc as Chief Executive Officer, Anglo Coal, responsible for all global operations. At the end of 2009, Mr. Cockerill left Anglo Coal, and became Executive Chairman of Petmin, a JSE- and AIM-listed junior natural resources company. Mr. Cockerill is Chairman of the Leadership for Conservation in Africa, a not-for-profit initiative in partnership with the South African Parks Board, global business leaders and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, whose aim is to “stimulate conservation and lead sustainable development across the African continent”. Mr. Cockerill is also a Non-Executive Director at BHP.