JOHANNESBURG, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE,
NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announced the appointment of Alfred
Baku as Senior Vice-President and Head of its West Africa Region, the largest
geographic contributor to the company's production. Mr Baku will also join the
Group Executive Committee. The appointment will take effect on 1 August 2013.
Mr Baku, who is currently Vice-President of Operations for the West Africa
region, is the first Ghanaian to head up the region. He will be based in Accra.
Having worked his way up through the ranks, Mr Baku is a seasoned Gold Fields
employee with 19 years of mining experience with Group companies in both Ghana
and Australia. He first joined the Damang gold mine in 1997 as Production
Engineer and became a member of Damang's senior management team in 2002.
During his time in Australia, in 2005, he was Strategic Mine Planner at the
Group's St Ives mine and Relieving Mine Manager at the Agnew mine. In October
2008 he became the first Ghanaian to be appointed as General Manager of Damang
and in 2010 as General Manager of Tarkwa. In 2011 he was promoted to Vice
President of both Ghanaian operations.
Mr Baku holds an MSc degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Mines
and Technology in Ghana. He also holds a Statutory Mine Manager's certificate
and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining Metallurgy (AusIMM).
Nick Holland, CEO of Gold Fields, commented: "We are delighted to announce
Alfred's promotion to head up our West Africa region and to our Group
Executive Committee. He brings strong continuity, technical depth and
leadership to our operations in West Africa and has well established
relationships with our key stakeholders. Our West African operations are a key
component of our portfolio of assets and Alfred is well suited to lead this
region into the very challenging next phase of its development.
Notes to editors
About Gold Fields
Gold Fields is a significant unhedged producer of gold with attributable
annualised production of approximately 2.0 million gold equivalent ounces from
six operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa. Gold Fields
also has an extensive and diverse global growth pipeline with four major
projects at resource development and feasibility level. Gold Fields has total
managed gold-equivalent Mineral Reserves of 64 million ounces and Mineral
Resources of 155 million ounces. Gold Fields is listed on the JSE Limited
(primary listing), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ Dubai Limited,
Euronext in Brussels (NYX) and the Swiss Exchange (SWX). In February 2013,
Gold Fields unbundled its KDC and Beatrix mines in South Africa into an
independent and separately listed company, Sibanye Gold.
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities Limited
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