Cynthia Carroll

Cynthia Carroll

Chair, Safety, Environment & Operational Excellence Committee

Director since May 2020
Safety, Environment & Operational Excellence Committee (Chair)
HRH & Compensation Committee

Ms. Carroll has spent most of her career leading global businesses in the industrial sector. She began her career as an exploration geologist at Amoco Production Company in Denver, Colorado before joining Alcan Aluminum Corporation. She held various executive roles at the company including President of Bauxite, Alumina and Specialty Chemicals and Chief Executive Officer of the Primary Metal Group, Alcan’s core business. From 2007 to 2013, Ms. Carroll served as the Chief Executive Officer of Anglo American plc. At the time, Anglo American was one of the largest and most diversified mining companies in the world employing approximately 160,000 people with operations on six continents and a market capitalization of approximately $40 billion.

Ms. Carroll sits on the boards of Hitachi Ltd, American Securities, Prince International Corporation (a private company), Baker Hughes, and Century Aluminum. She previously chaired the boards of Anglo American Platinum Ltd, De Beers Société Anonyme, and the World Economic Forum, Mining and Metals Industry group. She has also served on the boards of BP, the International Council on Mining and Metals, the International Aluminum Institute, The American Aluminum Association and the Sara Lee Corporation. 

Ms. Carroll holds a Bachelor's degree in Geology from Skidmore College, a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Kansas, and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard University. She has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Exeter, Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Skidmore College and an Honorary Doctorate of Economics from the University of Limerick. She is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Ms. Carroll is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.