Sydney, July 14, 2012 AEST (ABN Newswire) - AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) CEO Mark Cutifani presented the Sydney mining community with some challenging perspectives. From industry and community, through leadership and politics, Mr Cutifani laid out a roadmap for the Australian resource industry to engage in a plan to steer the sector out of the perceived "Resource Curse".
Clearly articulating the community view on miners and mining, with ample statistics on the value mining has for communities and economies in general, he challenged the audience to be both advocates of the mining industry to the community, and educators to leaders and politicians.
Delivering with strong conviction and backed by his experience running the third largest global Gold Miner, Mr Cutifani exposed his passion for making mining successful from the perspectives of business, community and the economy.
Mark Cutifani was appointed to the board of AngloGold Ashanti on 17 September 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer on 1 October 2007. He is chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Transformation and Human Resources Development, Safety, Health and Sustainable Development, Risk and Information Integrity and Investment committees. Mark has considerable experience in gold mining, having been associated with the industry since 1976. Prior to joining AngloGold Ashanti, he held the position of chief operating officer at CVRD Inco, a Toronto-based company, where he was responsible for Inco's global nickel business.