Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Colorado State University; B.Sc., Chemistry, Maryville College
Memberships: Safety and health committee; Social, ethics and sustainability committee
Elaine Dorward-King is a Sibanye-Stillwater Independent non-Executive Director. She was appointed as a non-executive director on 27 March 2020. She is a retired executive with over 29 years of leadership experience in developing and implementing sustainable development, safety, health and environmental strategies and programmes in the mining, chemical and engineering consulting sectors. From 2013 to June 2019, Elaine served as the executive vice president of sustainability and external relations for Newmont Mining Corporation (Newmont), where she led the development and implementation of strategy, policy, and standards across the company in environmental, social responsibility, community relations, external affairs, government relations and communications areas. She was a member of the Newmont’s executive leadership team (ELT) and was one of four ELT members on the Company’s investment committee. From June 2019 until January 2020, Elaine was executive vice president of ESG strategy for Newmont. Prior to joining Newmont, Elaine spent 20 years at Rio Tinto, where she held a variety of leadership roles including two years as managing director of Richards Bay Minerals Proprietary Limited (Richards Bay Minerals), one of the world’s largest producers of mineral sands products, including titanium dioxide feedstock, zircon, rutile and high-grade iron. She also served as the global head of health, safety and environment for Rio Tinto, a role she held for eight years following other roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to that, Elaine worked for an engineering consulting firm, EBASCO Trading Corporation, and for Monsanto Chemical Company, in the agricultural products division. Since retiring from Newmont, Elaine has joined the boards of Kenmare Resources PLC, a leading producer of titanium minerals and zircon; Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company LLC, an American company providing construction services in dredging and land reclamation and NOVAGOLD Resources Inc., a North American gold exploration and development company. In addition, Elaine serves on the Board of Resources for the Future a non-profit organisation.