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Executive Committee

Executive officers

1. Nicholas J Holland (51)
The profile and photo of this executive appear on page 30 of this report.

2. Paul A Schmidt (43)
The profile and photo of this executive appear on page 30 of this report.

3. James WD Dowsley (52)
Senior Vice-President: Corporate Development
BSc (Mining Engineering), University of the Witwatersrand

Mr Dowsley has been General Manager of Corporate Development since March 1998, a title that changed to Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development, in 2002.

Previously he served as General Manager, New Business, and Manager of the Mineral Economics Division of Gold Fields of South Africa.

4. Wimpie du Toit (52)
Acting Senior Vice-President: Human Resources
B.Com, Personnel Management, University of Pretoria

Mr du Toit was appointed Head of International Human Resources in November 2008. Prior to this appointment he was Head of Human Resources for the South African Operations from January 2006 and Senior Manager, Human Resources, at Driefontein Gold Mine from 2002. He has been with the Gold Fields Group for 28 years.

5. Cain Farrel (60)
Corporate Secretary
FCIS, MBA: Southern Cross University, Australia

Mr Farrel was appointed Corporate Secretary on 1 May 2003 after serving as Senior Divisional Secretary of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa. Mr Farrel is Past President and a director of the Southern African Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

6. Michael D Fleischer (49)
Executive Vice-President: General Counsel
BProc, University of the Witwatersrand. Admitted as attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1991, Advanced Taxation Certificate, Unisa

Mr Fleischer was appointed as Executive Vice-President, General Counsel, on 1 November 2006. Prior to his appointment Mr Fleischer was a partner in the corporate services department at Webber Wentzel.

7. Jan W Jacobsz (49)
Senior Vice-President: Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
BA, University of Johannesburg

Mr Jacobsz was appointed Senior Vice-President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, in 2007. Prior to this he held a number of portfolios at the company: Sustainable Development, Senior Manager of Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs; Manager of the Group Transformation Programme at Gold Fields of South Africa and Administrator of the Gold Fields Foundation.

8. Juan L Kruger (40)
Executive Vice-President: Head of South America Region
Bachelor degree in Business and Finance, Universidad del Pacifico; MBA, Harvard Business School

Mr Kruger was appointed as Executive Vice-President, South America, on 1 August 2009. He has over 15 years of broad experience in corporate finance, strategic planning and general management in various industries in South America, the last being at LAN Airlines, South America’s leading carrier. Mr Kruger joined Gold Fields in October 2007 as Senior Vice-President for the Peruvian 0perations to start the Cerro Corona mine.

9. Tommy D McKeith (46)
Executive Vice-President: Head of Exploration and Business Development
BSc Hons (Geology) GDE (Mining), and MBA, all from the University of the Witwatersrand

Mr McKeith was appointed Executive Vice-President, Exploration and Business Development, from 1 October 2007. Prior to rejoining Gold Fields, he served as Chief Executive Officer for Troy Resources NL. He had been with Gold Fields for 17 years before then, the last two – from August 2004 until January 2006 – as Vice- President of Business Development at Gold Fields.

10. Vishnu Pillay (53)
Executive Vice-President: Head of South Africa Region
BSc, MSc at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India

Mr Pillay was appointed Executive Vice- President, South Africa Region, from 1 May 2008. He was previously Vice-President and Head of Operations at Driefontein from 2006 and prior to that Senior Consultant, Mineral Resources and Mine Planning. His 25 years at Gold Fields was only interrupted by a brief period with CSIR where he was the Director of CSIR Mining Technology and Group Executive for Institutional Planning and Operations.

11. Peter L Turner (53)
Executive Vice-President: Head of West Africa Region
NHD Vaal Triangle Technikon SA, Mechanical Engineering; South African Mine Manager’s Certificate in Competency Metalliferous

Mr Turner was appointed as Executive Vice-President, West Africa, on 1 August 2009. He has more than 34 years of experience in the mining industry. He joined Gold Fields in 2005 as Vice-President of Operations at Kloof and later Driefontein. Prior to joining Gold Fields in 2005, he was the General Manager of the Africa Region for AngloGold Ashanti.

12. Richard M Weston (58)
Executive Vice-President: Australasia Region
MSc (Mining Geomechanics), UNSW; GDM, UCQ; BE (Civil), Sydney University

Mr Weston was appointed to the position of Executive Vice-President, Australasia, on 1 May 2010. He was formerly Senior Vice-President, Operations, for Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, a gold and silver mining company based in Idaho in the United States. Before joining Coeur he oversaw the development of Barrick Australia’s Cowal gold project and, prior to that, Rio Tinto Australia’s ERA Ranger and Jabiluka uranium mines.

13. Ben Zikmundovsky (60)
Executive Vice-President: Head of International Capital Projects and International Technical Services
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering; Diploma in Business Management

Mr Zikmundovsky was appointed as Executive Vice- President, International Capital Projects and Technical Services, on 1 August 2009. Mr Zikmundovsky has over 30 years of experience in the mining, mineral processing, construction and equipment industries worldwide.