Craig Miller new Amplats CEO

Anglo American Platinum named Craig Miller as its new chief executive officer, taking over from Natascha Viljoen who is joining American gold miner Newmont.

Miller, currently finance director, will take on the CEO role on Oct. 1, Johannesburg-based Amplats said in a statement on Thursday. Viljoen is joining Newmont, the world’s No. 1 gold miner, as chief operating officer.

Miller is currently the finance director, a role he has held since 2019, with over 23 years of mining industry experience.

He has worked in South Africa, Brazil, and the United Kingdom, with expertise spanning Anglo American‘s Platimum Group Metals, base metals and bulk commodities businesses.

In his new position, Miller will continue to prioritise safe, stable and capable operations while fostering our high-performance culture, all aimed at delivering sustainable ounces and industry-leading returns through the cycle.”

The Board thanked Natascha for her outstanding contribution to Anglo American Platinum.

The recruitment process for Craig’s successor is underway,