Gold Fields Boss Chris Griffith is in the C-SUITE with the Gold Miner reporting robust results.
Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith said he started his tenure at Gold Fields during a very challenging time when COVID-19 was rampant and materially disrupting business and society at large. Some 10 months later, he says the world is starting to feel more normal. He added that while infection rates remain high around the world, the severity of COVID-19 seems to be dissipating. Chris is of the opinion that the world is opening up again and he was even able to travel to some of the Gold Field operations at the start of this year.
Despite the challenges experienced during 2021, Gold Fields had a solid
operational performance, achieving both production and cost guidance for
the year. South Deep was the stand-out performer during 2021, with production exceeding the original guidance provided in February 2021 (despite the COVID-19 challenges). The Gold Miner’s Salares Norte project remains largely on track, with the project achieving total completion of 63% at the end of the year. As previously guided, the miner expects first gold production by the end of Q1 2023.
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About Chris Griffith – CEO of Gold Fields
Chris Griffith was appointed CEO of Gold Fields on 1 April 2021. Before this appointment, he was CEO of Anglo American Platinum between September 2012 and April 2020, and CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that, he served as Anglo American Platinum’s Head of Joint Ventures.
He joined Anglo American Platinum in 1990 and held various management positions at two of it’s mines and Joint Ventures before being moved into the wider leadership team at Anglo American, including being part of Anglo American’s Global Management Committee from 2009 to 2020.