South African mining group Anglo American, which backed out of its
bid for Tarmac on Monday, is seeking a corporate communications head to
work in a global role.
The post, which will be a board level position reporting to CEO and
chairman Julian Ogilvie-Thompson, is believed to come with a salary of
up to pounds 200,000.
The company, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in May this year,
has a seven-strong communications department, headed by Nick Von
Schirnding, senior vice-president of investor and corporate affairs.
The search for the new role has been instigated in attempt to create a
more pro-active PR approach for the company. Anglo American is looking
for someone with corporate and public affairs experience.
Anglo American had its 535p cash offer for Tarmac rejected last Friday
and backed off from a further bid after Tarmac’s chief executive, Roy
Harrison said shareholders would expect in excess of 600p a share. Anglo
planned to merge Tarmac with Tilcon, its existing aggregate, asphalt and
ready-mixed concrete business, generating significant cost savings.