OPERATIONS Netherlands Group

Netherlands Group

The Gold Fields Netherlands Group has offices located in Leiden, the Netherlands. These offices are located close to the Leiden Central Station providing easy access to the International Schiphol airport near Amsterdam.

The Netherlands Group of companies serves a vital role in Gold Fields’ corporate development and exploration strategy by providing financing and strategic support to various ventures undertaken. The Netherlands Group also acts as a holding company for many of the exploration ventures in the Gold Fields Group.


Gold Fields Netherlands Group Directorship

Chris Griffith (56)
Managing Director

Mr. Griffith is a Managing Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies.

Mr. Griffith was appointed CEO of Gold Fields on 1 April 2021.  Before this appointment, he was CEO of Anglo American Platinum between September 2012 and April 2020, and CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 2008 to 2012.  Prior to that, he served as Anglo American Platinum’s Head of Joint Ventures.  He joined Anglo American Platinum in 1990 and held various management positions at two of it’s mines and Joint Ventures before being moved into the wider leadership team at Anglo American, including being part of Anglo American’s Global Management Committee from 2009 to 2020.

Laurens W. Lor (44)
Managing Director

Mr. Lor is a Managing Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies.

Mr. Lor was appointed as director in 2010 and within the Gold Fields Netherlands Group is responsible for governance and compliance rules and contracting with third parties. Mr. Lor has more than 17 years experience in this field of work and also worked in the international tax advisory departments of KPMG Meijburg & Co and Arthur Andersen.

Timon Reijn (59)
Managing Director

Mr. Reijn is a Managing Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies.

Mr. Reijn was appointed Managing Director in late 2014 and is responsible for handling local affairs and respresenting the Netherlands Group of companies in dealings with third parties. Mr Reijn has more than 29 years of experience in international taxation matters and corporate structuring.

Johan H Pauley (57)
Managing Director

Mr. Pauley is a Managing Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies.

Mr. Pauley is Vice President and Group Head of Taxation for the Gold Fields Group. Mr. Pauley was appointed on 1 April 2000 and has more than 34 years’ experience in taxation and financial management. Prior to joining Gold Fields he was employed at Sasol Limited a major listed multinational Petrochemical and Mining company for 10 years where he was the Principal Tax Advisor and Head of the Tax Division.

Steven P. Reid (64)
Non-executive Director

Mr. Reid is a non-executive Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies.

Mr. Reid was appointed as a director of Gold Fields on February 1, 2016. He has over 40 years’ international mining experience and has held senior leadership roles in numerous countries. He has served as a director of Silver Standard Resources since January 2013 and a director of Eldorado Gold since May 2013. He served as chief operating officer of Goldcorp from January 2007 until his retirement in September 2012, and was Goldcorp’s executive vice president in Canada and the USA. Before joining Goldcorp, Steven spent 13 years at Placer Dome in numerous corporate, mine-management and operating roles. He also held leadership positions at Kingsgate Consolidated and Newcrest Mining, where he was responsible for the Asian and Australian operations.

Arne J. Visser (67)
Non-executive Director

Mr. Visser is a non-executive Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies.

He was appointed late 2016. Mr. Visser has over 45  years’ experience in the mining and energy sector, in the field as well as on management level. Technology, safety and the care for the environment have ever since been key elements in his day to day business.