Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Lisa Ali as chief people officer, effective April 2, 2022.
She will succeed Italia Boninelli, AngloGold Ashanti’s executive consultant overseeing human resources.
Ali joins AngloGold from gold mining company Newcrest Mining, where she is currently chief people and sustainability officer.
With over 30 years of experience, mostly in extractive industries, Ali holds a BSc, with honours in analytical chemistry and biochemistry; as well as an executive masters’ degree in business administration.
She has worked in the UK, Latin America (including Brazil), the Middle East and Australia.
At Newcrest, Ali led the people, sustainability, social performance, health, safety, environment and external and government-relations functions – developing and implementing strategy for those functions, ensuring integration and the delivery of business objectives.
Before joining Newcrest in 2020, she was head of transformation at State-owned Trinidad Petroleum Holdings and its subsidiary companies.
Prior to that, she held several senior positions, including human resources VP and talent and learning head at BP International.
“Lisa brings to AngloGold Ashanti her unique technical background and deep experience in strategic human resources and business transformation, in the multinational extractive sector,” says AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon.
He adds that this is another key addition to the miner’s leadership team, which remains “absolutely focused” on ensuring it has the best talent to improve its sustainability and operating performance, cost position and project delivery.