Daniel van der Westhuizen

Dan joined Anglo American in September 2022 to lead Anglo American’s Steelmaking Coal business based in Brisbane, while also representing Anglo American’s interests at a national level with our stakeholders across Australia.


Prior to joining Anglo American, Dan was the Chief Operating Officer and Interim Managing Director of Rio Tinto Aluminium – Pacific Operations. During his eleven years with Rio Tinto, Dan held a range of senior operational roles within the aluminium and coal businesses. Dan has extensive experience in the mining industry, both open cut and underground, including as General Manager and Site Senior Executive at Rio Tinto’s Weipa operations and Kestrel Coal Mine in Queensland and in the commercial area at Idemitsu Australia.