Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) announces the appointment of Richard Price as Group General Counsel and a member of Anglo American’s Group Management Committee, with effect 1 May 2017. Richard will be based in London and will report to Stephen Pearce, who will take up the role of Finance Director on 24 April 2017.
Richard Price will join Anglo American from the London office of international law firm Shearman & Sterling where he has been a senior corporate partner since 2003 and currently co-leads the firm’s global metals and mining practice. Prior to moving to London, Mr Price was based in Shearman & Sterling’s Singapore and Toronto offices.
Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, said: “We look forward to welcoming Richard Price as Group General Counsel, a key role that provides both strategic and commercial insight throughout our decision-making processes, while also forming part of the risk management of Anglo American as a whole. He knows us and our industry well, given the legal advisory work he has led on a number of complex issues and transactions, including in South Africa. Richard will lead our global legal team following Ben Keisler’s decision to retire this year after serving
32 years with Anglo American. On behalf of the entire management team, I would like to thank Ben for his dedication, leadership and most importantly his sound judgement and we wish him a safe and happy retirement.”
Richard Price said of his appointment: “I am delighted to be joining Anglo American at this exciting time in its 100-year history. I have had the pleasure of working with Anglo American, including its current Group General Counsel Ben Keisler, for many years and have developed a great admiration for the company and its people.”
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Richard Price, age 53, joined Shearman & Sterling in Toronto, Canada in 1996, transferring to its Singapore office as head of its South East Asian and Indian capital markets practice in 1999. He moved to London in 2003 as a senior corporate partner, with clients across the metals, mining, energy and financial services sectors, amongst others. He is currently co-head of the firm’s global mining and metals practice and has previously served as head of EMEA capital markets and co-head of the EMEA corporate practice. Richard has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree from Mount Allison University in Canada and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto.
Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. Our people are at the heart of our business. It is our people who use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and who mine, process and move and market our products to our customers around the world.
As a responsible miner - of diamonds (through De Beers), platinum and other precious metals, copper, nickel, iron ore and coal - we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders and for the communities and countries in which we operate – creating sustainable value and making a real difference.