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Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Gillian Doran CFO, with effect from January 1, 2023.

Doran (45) joins AngloGold from Rio Tinto Group, where she is currently CFO Aluminium, based in Montreal, Canada.

Rio Tinto Aluminium is a large-scale global primary aluminium business, vertically integrated and producing bauxite, alumina and aluminium across 29 assets in Australia, Canada, Brazil, Guinea, Iceland, New Zealand and Oman.

Last year, this Rio Tinto division generated revenue of $12.7-billion and underlying earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation of $4.4-billion.  

Doran’s career at Rio Tinto has spanned 15 years, during which time she has held a number of leadership positions across various jurisdictions including Australia, the UK and North America, both at a corporate and operational level.

AngloGold says she is a strong advocate for women in the natural resources industry through her work with the International Women in Resources Mentoring Program and external engagement following Rio Tinto’s release of the Everyday Respect Report.

She holds a number of board positions on behalf of Rio Tinto and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Canadian Chamber – Net Zero Council.

Prior to joining Rio Tinto, she gained significant financial and leadership experience across a number of industries including manufacturing and construction during her early career in Ireland, as well as time spent at Alcoa, in Western Australia.  

“Gillian’s technical and leadership expertise, her record in promoting dignity, respect and inclusion in the workplace and her commitment to the highest levels of governance, make her a strong addition for AngloGold Ashanti,” says AngloGold chairperson Maria Ramos.

“Gillian brings to us deep financial, commercial and strategic experience earned inside a complex global resource business.

“Her knowledge of operating environments across many of our operating jurisdictions, her leadership capability, proven in managing large teams across multiple jurisdictions, and her familiarity with leading edge processes and systems, make her an excellent fit for this vitally important role,” adds AngloGold CEO Alberto Calderon.