Gold Fields - appointment of director

25 August 2009
The board of Gold Fields is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Alan Richard Hill as an independent non-executive director of the company, with effect from Friday, 21 August 2009.

Mr Hill serves on the board of Gabriel Resources and until recently was Chairman of Alamos Gold: both companies are involved in gold exploration and development. Mr Hill joined Barrick Gold in 1984. He spent 19 years with Barrick and was instrumental in its considerable growth, having played a pivotal role in its various merger and acquisition initiatives through the years. He retired from Barrick in 2003 as its executive vice president development.

Mr Hill brings to the Gold Fields board significant experience and leadership in terms of project evaluation, management, and development, as well as an in-depth knowledge of corporate transactions and sustainable development issues in the mining sector. Mr Hill holds a B.Sc (Mining Engineering) as well as a M.Phil (Rock Mechanics) from Leeds University.