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 began her career as an exploration geologist at Amoco Production Company in Denver, Colorado before joining Alcan Aluminum Corporation (Alcan). 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, which was, at the time, one of the largest and most diversified mining companies in the world.

Ms. Carroll sits on the boards of Hitachi Ltd., American Securities LLC, Prince International Corporation (a private company), Baker Hughes Company, and Glencore plc. 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, Sara Lee Corporation and Century Aluminum Company.

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 of Business Administration from Harvard University. She was 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.