MA (Natural Sciences, Geology), Trinity College, University of Cambridge; MSc (Mineral Exploration and Management), Stanford University FGS, FAIMM, FAusIMM
Richard (Rick) Menell is a Sibanye-Stillwater Lead Independent non-Executive Director. He was appointed as a non-executive director on 1 January 2013 and as the Lead Independent non-Executive Director on 14 February 2020. He has over 41 years’ experience in the mining industry. Previously, he occupied the positions of President of the Minerals Council; President and CEO of TEAL Exploration & Mining Inc; Chairman of Anglovaal Mining Limited and of Avgold Limited; Chairman of Bateman Engineering Limited; deputy Chairman of Harmony and of African Rainbow Minerals Limited. He has also been a director of Telkom Group Limited, Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, and Mutual and Federal Insurance Company Limited. He is currently a non-executive director and Chairman of Credit Suisse Securities Johannesburg Proprietary Limited, and a non-executive director of Gold Fields, a position he has held since 8 October 2008, and of The Weir Group PLC. Rick is a trustee of the Carrick Foundation and of the Claude Leon Foundation. He is co-Chairman of the City Year South Africa Youth Service Organisation, and Chairman and trustee of the Palaeontological Scientific Trust. He serves on the Council of the University of the Western Cape.