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Alan J Wright (68)°   Nicholas J Holland (50)*   Kofi Ansah (65)°
Alan J Wright (68)°   Nicholas J Holland (50)*   Kofi Ansah (65)°
Chairman   Chief Executive Officer    


Mr Wright was appointed the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board on 17 November 2005. Prior to that, Mr Wright had been Deputy Chairman of Gold Fields since November 1997. Prior to September 1998, Mr Wright was the Chief Executive Officer of Gold Fields of South Africa Limited. Mr Wright holds no other directorships.


BComm, BAcc, Witwatersrand; CA(SA)

Mr Holland has been a Director of Gold Fields since 14 April 1998 and became Chief Executive Officer on 1 May 2008. He served as Executive Director of Finance from April 1998. On 15 April 2002, his title changed to Chief Financial Officer until 30 April 2008. Prior to joining Gold Fields, he was Financial Director and Senior Manager of Corporate Finance of Gencor Limited. He is also an Alternate Director of Rand Refinery Limited.


BSc (Mech Eng) UST Ghana; MSc (Metallurgy)
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Mr Ansah was appointed a Director in April 2004. He is a Director of Ecobank (Ghana) Limited and Aluworks Limited.

John G Hopwood (61)°   Richard (Rick) P Menell (54)°   David N Murray (64)°
John G Hopwood (61)°   Richard (Rick) P Menell (54)°   David N Murray (64)°
BComm, CA(SA)  

BA (Hons), MA (Natural Sciences, Geology) Trinity College, Cambridge, UK; MSc. (Mineral Exploration and Management) Stanford University, California, USA

Mr Menell was appointed a Director of Gold Fields on 8 October 2008. Previously, he has been the President and Member of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, President and Chief Executive Officer of TEAL Exploration & Mining Inc and Executive Chairman of Anglovaal Mining Limited and Avgold Limited. He is a Director of Weir Group Plc and various other companies.

  BA Hons Econ; MBA, University of Cape Town
Mr Hopwood was appointed a Director on 15 February 2006. Previous experience includes being a Director and Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions division at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. He was an Executive Director of Gold Fields of South Africa Limited from January 1992 to September 1998. Mr Hopwood is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Africa Mining Fund and Chairman of the Fund’s Investment Committee, and Non-executive Director of Pan African Resources Plc.     Mr Murray joined the Board on 1 January 2008. He has more than 36 years’ experience in the mining industry and has been Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Portugal, Rio Tinto Brazil, TVX Gold INC, Avgold Limited and Avmin Limited. He is a Non-Executive Director of Ivernia Inc.
Cheryl A Carolus (49)°   Roberto Dañino (58)°   Alan Hill (66)°
Cheryl A Carolus (49)°   Roberto Dañino (58)°   Alan Hill (66)°
BA Law, Bachelor of Education, University of the Western Cape   Master of Law (Harvard Law School) Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú   BSc (Hons), MPhil (Rock Mechanics), Leeds University, UK
Ms Carolus was appointed as Director on 10 March 2009. Ms Carolus joined the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983. She was National Co-ordinator of the UDF from 1985 to 1990. In May 1990, Ms Carolus was elected to be part of the African National Congress (ANC) delegation which held talks with the apartheid government, and in July 1991, she was elected to the ANC’s National Executive Committee. From 1994 to 1997 she was Deputy Secretary General of the ANC and from 1997 to 1998 acting Secretary General. In 1998, she became South Africa’s High Commissioner to London. Between 2001 and 2004, she was the Chief Executive Officer of SA Tourism (SATOUR). She served as chairperson of the South African National Parks Board for six years. She is also Executive Chairperson of Peotona Holdings, an investment company that deals with business development.   Mr Dañino was appointed a Director on 10 March 2009. He serves on various corporate and non-profit boards, both in Peru and USA, including Gold Fields La Cima in Peru. Mr Dañino is a Peruvian lawyer who has practised for over 30 years as a partner of leading law firms in Lima and Washington, DC. He has significant experience throughout Latin America, as well as in the USA and the UK. Mr Dañino has served as Prime Minister of Peru and Ambassador to the USA. He has been Vice President and General Counsel of the International Centre for settlement of Investment Disputes. He was also the founding General Counsel of the Inter-American Investment Corporation in Washington, DC, the private sector affiliate of Inter-American Development Bank.   Mr Hill was appointed a Director of Gold Fields on 21 August 2009. He also serves on the board of Gabriel Resources and until recently was Chairman of Alamos Gold. Both companies are involved in gold exploration and development. Mr Hill’s mining career started on the Zambian Copperbelt, following which he joined Noranda where he managed gold and nickel mines. He worked as a consultant for a short period, before joining Camflow Mines in 1981, which merged with Barrick Gold in 1984. Mr Hill joined Barrick as part of the merger and spent 19 years with Barrick and was instrumental in its considerable growth, having played a pivotal role in its various merger and acquisition initiatives through the years. He retired from Barrick in 2003 as its Executive Vice President: Development. Some of his previous directorships include Yamana Resources, Peru Copper and the Canadian Council of the Americas.
Donald MJ Ncube (62)°   Rupert L Pennant-Rea (61)°   Chris I von Christierson (61)°
Donald MJ Ncube (62)°   Rupert L Pennant-Rea (61)°   Chris I von Christierson (61)°

BA Economics and Political Science, Fort Hare University; Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Relations, Strathclyde University, Scotland; Graduate MSc Manpower Studies, University of Manchester; Diploma in Financial Management

Mr Ncube was appointed a Director of Gold Fields on 15 February 2006. Previously, he was an Alternate Director of Anglo American Industrial Corporation Limited and Anglo American Corporation of South Africa Limited, a Director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited as well as Non-Executive Chairman of South African Airways. He is currently Chairman of Rare Holdings Limited, Chairman of Badimo Gas, Executive Director of Cincinnati Mining S.A., a Director of Manhattan Operations Douglas, and he serves on the boards of various other companies.


BA, Trinity College Dublin; MA, University of Manchester

Mr Pennant-Rea has been a Director of Gold Fields since 1 July 2002. He is Chairman of Henderson Group Plc and is a Director of First Quantum Minerals, Go-Ahead Group, Times Newspaper Limited and a number of other companies. Previously he was Editor of The Economist and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.


BComm, Rhodes; MA, Cambridge

Mr von Christierson has been a Director of Gold Fields since 10 May 1999. As a result of a takeover by Lundin Mining he stepped down as the Chairman of Rio Narcea Gold Mines Limited on 18 July 2007. He is currently a Director of Southern Prospecting (UK) Limited and Non-executive Director of Platmin Limited.

Gayle M Wilson (64)°        
Gayle M Wilson (64)°        
BCom, BCompt (Hons); CA(SA)        
Mrs Wilson was appointed a Director on 1 August 2008. She was previously an audit partner at Ernst & Young for 16 years where her main focus was on mining clients. In 1998 she was involved in AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s listing on the NYSE and in 2001 she took over as the lead partner on the global audit. Other mining clients during her career include Northam, Aquarius, Avmin (now ARM) and certain Anglo Platinum operations. She is a Non-Executive Director of Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources Limited.        

* Executive director
° Non-executive director