Minerals miner South32 is in for a change at the top as several key executives shuffle their roles.
From April 1 2023, chief financial officer (CFO) Katie Tovich will be appointed as chief human resources and commercial officer, with current vice president finance Sandy Sibenaler taking over as CFO.
Tovich has been with the company for almost four years.
“These changes position us well for the future and I’m pleased that we have been able to make these appointments from within the business, reflecting the depth of our succession pipeline,” South32 chief executive officer Graham Kerr said.
“Katie has been an integral part of South32 since formation and has held key roles across finance, investor relations, treasury and external affairs.
“She has been an outstanding CFO, overseeing our disciplined approach to capital management, strong balance sheet and the delivery of record returns to shareholders.”
Sibenaler will bring over 20 years of experience in treasury, finance and commercial to the CFO role.
In her new appointment, she will be responsible for the finance, treasury, risk and assurance, investor relations and tax functions.
“Sandy has a great depth of experience in strategic financial planning, funding and risk management, and brings both personal drive and strong leadership to the role,” Kerr said.
“She is a passionate advocate for diversity and creating safe and inclusive work environments.
“I congratulate Sandy on her appointment and welcome her to the lead team.”
Rob Jackson, who has been acting chief human resources and commercial officer prior to Tovich’s appointment, will resume his substantive role as vice president supply.