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Ian Cockerill was appointed Petmin "Executive Chairman with effect from 1 July 2010, having served as a non-executive director from October 2007 and as an executive director from 1 March 2010. From June 2008 to December 2009, Ian was the Chief Executive Officer of Anglo Coal. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Fields Limited from 2002 to 2008, having joined that company as Chief Operating Officer in 1999. During his years at the helm of Gold Fields, the company became a producer of gold in four countries around the globe, concentrating on large, high-quality, long-life assets. Ian’s history with Anglo American dates back to 1981 with various managerial positions held mainly in the Gold and Uranium Division, later AngloGold Limited. Between 1996 and 1999, he was Executive Officer, Business Development and African International Operations for AngloGold. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the global resources industry.
"Ian is also Chairman of Leadership for Conservation in Africa, a not-for-profit initiative in partnership with the South African Parks Board, global business leaders and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, whose aim is to stimulate conservation and lead sustainable development across the African continent. " 
"Mr. Cockerill is currently Non-executive director and Vice Chairman of African Minerals Limited, the AIM-listed iron ore producer with operations in Sierra Leone, Chairman of Hummingbird Resources PLC, the AIM-listed Liberian gold explorer, Executive Chairman of Petmin Limited, a JSE quoted natural resource company, Lead Independent director of Ivanhoe Mines, a TSX-listed African exploration and development company and Non-executive director of Orica Limited in Australia. " 
- Director, Endeavour Mining