Anglo American has appointed Tyler Mitchelson as the next chief executive officer of its metallurgical coal business.
Mitchelson, who will start the new role on April 3, is currently Anglo’s group head of integration and business planning, based in London.
He joined the company in 2014 and prior to his appointment had an extensive career in commercial and business development roles in the resources sector, including as president and CEO of Royal Nickel Corporation in Canada.
Anglo bulk commodities CEO Seamus French commented: “Building on our record operational performance in 2017, Tyler will bring his extensive business development and commercial experience to growing business value and optimising our metallurgical coal assets in Australia and Canada.”
Mitchelson is a chartered accountant and completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Manitoba in Canada.
The incoming CEO said: “I am looking forward to joining Anglo American’s metallurgical coal business in Brisbane, working with our experienced operational team to build on their outstanding performance in 2017 and define longer-term opportunities for the business.”
French also paid tribute to outgoing metallurgical coal CEO, David Diamond, who will leave Anglo after 17 years. He joined Anglo with the acquisition of the Shell Coal Australian Assets in 2000.
He said: “I would like to thank David Diamond for his outstanding leadership of our metallurgical coal business, delivering record safe production and business performance in 2017.
“He has steered the business and supported our people through a challenging period. The business is now well positioned as a world-class business with an excellent future.”