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Mark Cutifani

Major Career Roles:

  • Chief Executive of Anglo American plc
  • Chair of De Beers plc
  • SID of Laing O’Rourke Corp Ltd
  • NED of TotalEnergies SE
  • Chair of Power of Nutrition


Other Career Highlights:

  • CEO of Anglogold Ashanti Ltd
  • NED of Anglo American Platinum Ltd
  • COO of Vale Inco

Mark Cutifani has more than 46 years of international senior leadership experience giving him a multi-industry knowledge in mining, industrial and commodities, and luxury goods. He brings experience as Chair and CEO of FTSE 100, London Stock Exchange, Sydney, Johannesburg and Swiss Stock Exchange companies.


Mark Cutifani FREng CEng FIMMM FAusIMM DBA (Hon) DoL (Hon) BE (Mining–Hons) is Non-Executive Director of TotalEnergies and is the Senior Non-Executive Director of Laing O’Rourke.


Mark was until recently also the Chair of De Beers Group of Companies and a Non-Executive Director of Anglo American Platinum Ltd.


Mark was Chief Executive of Anglo American plc from April 2013 until April 2022. Mark has considerable experience in mining, having been associated with the industry since 1976 and has a practical working knowledge of most of the commodities produced and sold across the globe.


He has had line experience and responsibility for mining and industrial businesses across six continents. Prior to joining, Anglo American, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at AngloGold Ashanti in South Africa. Before then he was the Chief Operating Officer for Inco and then Vale’s global nickel business based in Canada.


Prior to his Vale role he held senior executive positions with the Normandy Group, Sons of Gwalia, Western Mining Corporation, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and CRA (Rio Tinto).    Mark is also a Director of Power of Nutrition, Global Foundation, and the Development Partner Institute.  Mark is a mining engineer by training with several published papers and presentations.