Good Governance



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​Leadership and Structure

Sustain-Governance.pngGovernance is essential to demonstrating our integrity and building trust with all our stakeholders. It is integral to ensuring we are focused on the issues critical to our development and growth. This includes all aspects of sustainability.  Our corporate strategies, standards and guidelines provide the framework for the systems we design to enable effective execution, whilst our governance structures demonstrate their integrity with accountability for the outcomes and continuous improvement. 

Board of Directors

AngloGold Ashanti has a nine-member Board of Directors that includes two Executive Directors (our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer) and seven non-executive directors. Our Board of Directors has established Committees to assist on specific issues. The Social, Ethics and Sustainability (SES) Committee is predominantly responsible for sustainability issues.   More information on our Board can be found here.


Corporate Executive

The Executive Committee (EXCOM) operates at corporate level.  The EXCOM comprise of 9 members: the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, six Executive Vice Presidents, and two Chief Operating Officers. The Executive Vice President for Sustainable Development reports directly to the CEO.


Regional Structure

We operate in South America, Africa, and Australia. The two Chief Operating Officers (COOs) are responsible for South Africa and the International Operations respectively. Each is supported by Senior Vice Presidents (SVPs) and Vice Presidents (VPs) covering a range of functional groupings including sustainability. Each functional group is supported by subject matter experts at the corporate and regional offices, and responsible for developing and implementing programmes within core business areas that improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. 


The Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee

The purpose of the Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee is to assist the Board on safety, health, social and environmental issues as well as aspects of transformation and localisation and ethical conduct of the company and its officers. The Committee has an independent role, operating as an overseer with accountability to the Board.