Member of the Anglo American plc group management committee. Prior to her current appointment, Natascha was group head of Processing for Anglo American, a position she had held since 2014. This followed six years at Lonmin, where she served on the executive committee as executive vice president of Processing, also with responsibility for several wider corporate functions including sustainability.
Prior to that, Natascha worked for BHP’s coal and chrome businesses in South Africa (including as general manager of BHP’s Klipspruit Colliery), the Modikwa joint venture between Anglo American Platinum and African Rainbow Minerals, and AngloGold. Natascha began her career in 1991 at Iscor as a trainee engineer.
Natascha serves on advisory boards of the chemical engineering faculties at the South African universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Queensland University’s JKMRC (Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre) in Australia. She has served as a non-executive director on the board of Kumba Iron Ore. Natascha is a metallurgical engineer and holds a Bachelor of Engineering from North-West University in South Africa and an Executive MBA from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Appointed CEO in April 2020.
The mismatch between the demand and supply of minerals and metals needed to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change is projected to grow – creating risks to the global energy transition and decarbonisation of industries. The large concentration of several minerals and metals value chains – and ongoing strategies by multiple countries to secure minerals and metals needed for their economies and national securities in a resilient manner – create an opportunity for Africa to potentially grow its supply response capabilities, including for its own development needs. There are however also threats.
Tuesday 07 February 11:00 - 11:50 Main Stage