16 FEBRUARY 2023
Chief Executive Officer Graham Kerr today announced changes to South32’s Lead Team that will take effect on 1 April 2023.
After almost four years as our Chief Financial Officer, Katie Tovich has been appointed to the role of Chief Human Resources and Commercial Officer.
Katie has been an integral part of South32 since formation and has been an outstanding Chief Financial Officer who has overseen our disciplined approach to capital management, strong balance sheet and the delivery of record returns to our shareholders.
Katie brings extensive marketing and commercial experience, deep industry knowledge and operational knowledge to the role of Chief Human Resources and Commercial Officer.
With this change we welcome Sandy Sibenaler to the Lead Team, taking up the role of Chief Financial Officer. Previously our Vice President Finance, Sandy has more than 20 years of treasury, finance and commercial experience and brings both personal drive and strong leadership to the role.
Sandy will be responsible for the Group’s finance, treasury, risk and assurance, investor relations and tax functions. She has a depth of experience in strategic financial planning, funding and risk management and brings both personal drive and strong leadership to the role. She is also a passionate advocate for diversity and creating safe and inclusive work environments.
With these changes, we’re proud to now have 50 per cent female representation on our Lead Team.
Mr Kerr said: “These changes position us well for the future and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to make these appointments from within the business, reflecting the depth of our succession pipeline.
"I congratulate Sandy on her appointment and welcome her to the Lead Team."