Along with Froneman’s appointment, WGC additionally welcomed Niël Pretorius, CEO at DRDGOLD, to its board of administrators. Primarily based in South Africa, DRDGOLD specializes within the extraction of gold by the large-scale retreatment of mine dumps and tailings dams.
These appointments mark continued evolution and variety of expertise and business contributions to the board of WGC, the Council said in a press launch.
“I wish to thank Randy for his management of the board over the previous few years. Below his tenure, the World Gold Council has launched into a number of new initiatives, from our transformational Gold247 program to assist digitalize the worldwide gold business, to bringing gold to the eye of tens of millions of retail traders,” WGC CEO David Tait commented.
“We welcome the appointment of Neal as the brand new chairman. His wealth of expertise within the business will vastly profit myself and the remainder of the board. I stay up for working with him on this new capability, and to additional our work to enhance the gold market and show the dear contribution accountable gold mining makes to the world and host communities.”
Additionally this week, the WGC introduced the launch of a brand new documentary: GOLD: A Journey with Idris Elba, created in partnership with Pioneer Productions.
This docuseries explores the worth of gold previous, current and future, whereas discovering its powers of transformation on people, communities and economies. It additionally highlights how the business is navigating present challenges, from post-mining regeneration and power consumption to the way forward for the workforce in gold mining.
Actor Idris Elba stated: “I really feel very grateful to have been capable of expertise what gold means to folks, what gold means to historical past and in addition to custom. Gold has the ability to rework. I’ve learnt a lot about gold that wasn’t apparent or anticipated and now my eyes have been opened which is a superb factor.”
The documentary is now obtainable on YouTube. Click on here to look at.