BSc Eng (mining geology) (Wits), BCompt (hons) (Unisa), CA(SA)
Appointed to the Board in 2009.
Mike Arnold’s career started in the mining industry in 1980 as a geologist for Anglo American Corporation. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987. Mike joined ARM in 1999 as the group financial manager of Avgold Limited and, in 2003, he was appointed financial director. He became executive: finance of ARM in 2004, chief financial officer in 2008 and financial director in 2009. After eight years in that role, Mike retired in 2017, but remains on the ARM board as a non-executive director. He also served on the boards of African Rainbow Capital Proprietary Limited and African Rainbow Energy and Power Proprietary Limited as a non-executive director.