Hendrick Johannes Faul becomes independent non-exec director.

Cluff Gold has announced the appointment of Anglo American’s head of mining, Hendrik Johannes Faul, as an independent non-executive director.

Faul has more than 20 years of experience in surface and underground mining, processing, logistics and marketing, both in Africa and across the world.


He has previously held several senior roles in the mining industry, including having served as chief executive officer for Anglo American’s zinc operations and general manager for the Lisheen Mine in the Republic of Ireland, during which time he also served on the boards of various non-listed Anglo American subsidiaries in South Africa, Namibia, and Ireland.

The appointment of Faul was a result of the Cluff Gold board’s decision to review its structure following the appointment of John McGloin to the position of executive chairman.

Peter Spivey, chief executive of Cluff Gold said: "We are delighted to welcome Hennie to the Board of Cluff Gold. His global experience as a professional mining engineer and track record in the African mining industry will add strong technical expertise to the team and we look forward to working with him as we bring Sega and Baomahun into production and deliver on our stated intention of becoming a mid- tier gold producer.

“On behalf of the Board I would also like to thank Mr Wadeson for the valuable role he has played since the inception of the company."

Faul is also a non-executive director of JSE-listed Palabora Mining Company.