Senior Operating Partner // Melbourne
Tony has worked in the mining industry for over 30 years including as former technical director of the Anglo American group. Tony has extensive experience across the commodity portfolio of coal, base metals, iron ore, platinum, gold, diamonds and industrial minerals. He joined Anglo American in 1970 and worked in both the Base Metals and Gold Divisions before joining the Anglo Coal Division in 1979.
Tony was appointed Managing Director of Johannesburg-listed Amcoal, a 60million ton producer, in 1996 and became CEO in 1998 and Chairman in 2002. During his time with Anglo Coal, Tony oversaw significant international expansion of the business both through organic and acquired growth.
In 2005, he became Group Technical Director of Anglo American plc, sitting on the Chief Executive's Committee, Investment Committee, Executive Committee and Safety and Sustainable Development Committee. Tony was recently a non-executive director of London Stock Exchange listed Aricom plc, a Russian mining company, and became a non-executive director of Australian Stock Exchange-listed coal producer Riversdale Mining Company in June 2009 which was sold to Rio Tinto for c$4bn.
Tony has a BSc in Mining and an MSc in Mineral Production Management.