An Industry First: Woman To Lead Large Mining Company

Anglo American said Cynthia Carroll will take on the role of CEO from retiring Tony Trahar. The switch will take place March 1st.

Anglo American said Tuesday that Cynthia Carroll will become Chief Executive Officer beginning in March, becoming the first woman ever to run a large mining company.

She will replace the retiring Tony Trahar, who will step down from the board at the annual meeting in April.

Carroll is currently President of Canadian-based Alcan’s Primary Metal Group, which accounts for approximately $12 billion in turnover and 75 percent of Alcan’s earnings. Carroll began her career with Alcan in 1988.

Carroll is currently a Director of Sara Lee Corporation, a Director of the American Aluminum Association, and a Director of the International Aluminum Institute.