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Sir John Parker N

FREng DSc (Eng), ScD (Hon), DSc (Hon), D.Univ (Hon), FRINA

67, joined the Board as a non-executive director on 9 July 2009 and became chairman of Anglo American plc on 1 August 2009. He succeeded Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, who retired from the Board after seven years as chairman. Sir John is also chairman of the Nomination Committee and is a member of the S&SD Committee. He is chairman of National Grid plc, a non-executive director of Carnival Corporation, EADS and deputy chairman of DP World. He is a former joint chairman of the Mondi Group and recently stepped down as senior non-executive director (Chair) of the Court of the Bank of England. Sir John is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Chancellor of the University of Southampton and a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford. He is a recipient of honorary doctorates from a number of universities in the UK and Ireland. Sir John is being proposed for election at the AGM on 22 April 2010.

Cynthia Carroll E

MSc, MBA

53, was appointed chief executive on 1 March 2007, having joined the Board on 15 January 2007. Cynthia Carroll chairs the Group Management Committee (GMC) and the Executive Committee (ExCo) and sits on the S&SD Committee. She is the former president and chief executive officer of Alcan's Primary Metals Group and a former director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited and the Sara Lee Corporation. She is a non-executive director of BP plc, Anglo Platinum Limited and De Beers. Cynthia Carroll is being proposed for re-election at the AGM on 22 April 2010.

René Médori E

Doctorate in Economics

52, was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2005, becoming finance director on 1 September 2005. René Médori is a member of GMC and ExCo and chairman of the Investment Committee. He is a former finance director of The BOC Group plc and is a non-executive director of Scottish and Southern Energy plc, De Beers and Anglo Platinum Limited.

David Challen CBE N

MA, MBA

66, joined the Board on 9 September 2002 and was appointed as the senior independent non-executive director in April 2008. He is chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. David Challen is currently vice- chairman of Citigroup European Investment Bank, senior non-executive director of Smiths Group plc and a non-executive director of the Classical Opera Company. Previously he was chairman of J. Henry Schroder & Co. Limited, where he spent most of his professional career. He is currently deputy chairman of the UK's Takeover Panel.

Sir C K Chow N

DEng (Hon), CEng, FREng, HonFHKIE,
FIChemE

59, was appointed to the Board on 15 April 2008 and is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. He is currently chief executive officer of the MTR Corporation in Hong Kong, a position he has held since December 2003. He was formerly chief executive of Brambles Industries and GKN PLC. Prior to joining GKN PLC he worked for the BOC Group PLC for 20 years, becoming chief executive of its Gases Division and joining its board in 1993. He is the non-executive chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.

Dr Chris Fay CBE N

BSc, PhD, FREng, FRSE, FICE, FEI

64, joined the Board on 19 April 1999. He is chairman of the S&SD Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He is a non-executive chairman of Brightside Group plc, Iofina plc and Stena International S.àr.l. Chris Fay is a former non-executive director of BAA plc and a former chairman of Shell UK and of the British government's Advisory Committee on Business and the Environment. After serving three three-year terms on the Board, Chris Fay will be stepping down at the conclusion of the AGM on 22 April 2010.

Sir Philip Hampton N

MA, ACA, MBA

56, joined the Board on 9 November 2009. He is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Sir Philip is chairman of The Royal Bank of Scotland and has recently stepped down as chairman of J Sainsbury plc, a position he had held since 2004. Previously, he was group finance director of Lloyds TSB Group plc, BT Group plc, BG Group plc, British Gas plc, British Steel plc, an executive director of Lazards and a non-executive director of RMC Group plc. Sir Philip is the former chairman of UK Financial Investments Limited, the company established to manage the British government's shareholding in banks subscribing to its recapitalisation fund, and has also been a non-executive director of Belgacom SA. Sir Philip is being proposed for election at the AGM on 22 April 2010.

Sir Rob Margetts CBE N

BA, FREng

63, joined the Board on 18 March 1999 and is chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He is chairman of Legal & General Group Plc, Ensus Limited, Ordnance Survey and the Energy Technologies Institute. He is also a director of Falck Renewables and Neochimiki SA. He was formerly chairman of The BOC Group plc and vice-chairman of ICI PLC. Sir Rob was also chairman of the UK Natural Environment Research Council and a member of the UK Council for Science and Technology. After serving three three-year terms on the Board, Sir Rob will be stepping down at the conclusion of the AGM on 22 April 2010.

Nicky Oppenheimer N

MA

64, joined the Board on 18 March 1999. Nicky Oppenheimer joined the Group in 1968 and subsequently became an executive director and a deputy chairman of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa Limited. He became deputy chairman of De Beers Consolidated in 1985 and has been chairman of De Beers since 1998. Mr Oppenheimer is being proposed for re-election at the AGM on 22 April 2010.

Ray O'Rourke N

FICE

63, joined the Board on 11 December 2009. Ray O'Rourke founded the O'Rourke Group in 1977, having begun his career at Kier and J Murphy & Sons. In 2001, the O'Rourke Group acquired John Laing, to form Laing O'Rourke, now Europe's largest privately owned construction company, of which Ray O'Rourke is chairman and chief executive. Mr O'Rourke is being proposed for election at the AGM on 22 April 2010.

Dr Mamphela Ramphele N

PhD, BComm, MB Ch B

62, joined the Board on 25 April 2006. She is a member of the Nomination and S&SD Committees. Mamphela Ramphele is the executive chair of Letsema Circle, a specialist transformation advisory company and the chair of the Technology & Innovation Agency of South Africa. She is a non-executive director of Mediclinic and Business Partners S.A., a trustee of the Nelson Mandela and Rockefeller Foundations, and an adviser to the Veolia Institute. She was formerly co-chair of the Global Commission on International Migration, a World Bank managing director and vice-chancellor at the University of Cape Town.

Jack Thompson N

BSc, PhD

59, joined the Board on 16 November 2009 and is a member of the S&SD Committee. He is currently a non-executive director of Centerra Gold Inc., Century Aluminum Co., Molycorp Minerals LLC and Tidewater Inc. He was previously chairman and CEO of Homestake Mining Co., vice chairman of Barrick Gold Corp. and has served on the boards of Phelps Dodge Corp., Rinker Group Ltd and Stillwater Mining. Jack Thompson is being proposed for election at the AGM on 22 April 2010.

Peter Woicke N

MBA

67, joined the Board on 1 January 2006 and is a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and S&SD Committees. From 1999 to January 2005 he was chief executive officer of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). He was also a managing director of the World Bank. Prior to joining the IFC, Peter Woicke held numerous positions over nearly 30 years with J.P. Morgan. He is currently chair of the trustees of the Ashesi University Foundation, a member of the Saudi Aramco board and a member of the Institute for Human Rights and Business board.

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Annual Report 2009