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Netherlands Group

The Gold Fields Netherlands Group has offices located in Leiden, the Netherlands. These offices are located close to the Leiden Central Station providing easy access to the International Schiphol airport near Amsterdam.

The Netherlands Group of companies serves a vital role in Gold Fields’ corporate development and exploration strategy by providing financing and strategic support to various ventures undertaken. The Netherlands Group also acts as holding company for many of the exploration ventures in the Gold Fields Group. Some of the more material projects are:

  • Arctic Platinum Project, Southern Lapland (More details click here),
  • Far Southeast Project, Philippines (More details click here)
  • Gruyere Project, Yilgarn, Western Australia (More details click here)

Gold Fields Netherlands Group Directorship


Nicholas J Holland (58)

Mr. Holland is a Managing Director of the Netherland Group of Companies.

Mr. Holland was appointed an executive director of Gold Fields Limited in 1997 and became CEO of Gold Fields Limited on 1 May 2008.

Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer of Gold Fields Limited. Mr. Holland has more than 30 years’ experience in financial management, of which 21 years were in the mining industry. Prior to joining Gold Fields he was Financial Director and Senior Manager of Corporate Finance at Gencor.

Johan H Pauley (52)

Mr. Pauley is a Managing Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies.

Mr. Pauley is Vice President and Group Head of Taxation for the Gold Fields Group. Mr. Pauley was appointed on 1 April 2000 and has more than 28 years’ experience in taxation and financial management. Prior to joining Gold Fields he was employed at Sasol Limited a major listed multinational Petrochemical and Mining company for 10 years where he was the Principal Tax Advisor and Head of the Tax Division.

Laurens Lor (38)

Mr. Lor is a Managing Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies.

Mr. Lor was appointed as director in 2010 and within the Gold Fields Netherlands Group is responsible for governance and compliance rules and contracting with third parties. Mr. Lor has more than 12 years experience in this field of work and also worked in the international tax advisory departments of KPMG Meijburg & Co and Arthur Andersen.

Steven P. Reid (61)

Mr. Reid is a non-executive Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies

Mr. Reid was appointed as a director of Gold Fields on February 1, 2016. He has over 40 years’ international mining experience and has held senior leadership roles in numerous countries. He has served as a director of Silver Standard Resources since January 2013 and a director of Eldorado Gold since May 2013. He served as chief operating officer of Goldcorp from January 2007 until his retirement in September 2012, and was Goldcorp’s executive vice president in Canada and the USA. Before joining Goldcorp, Steven spent 13 years at Placer Dome in numerous corporate, mine-management and operating roles. He also held leadership positions at Kingsgate Consolidated and Newcrest Mining, where he was responsible for the Asian and Australian operations.

PT Reijn (54)

Mr. Reijn is a Managing Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies.

Mr. Reijn was appointed Managing Director in late 2014 and is responsible for handling local affairs and respresenting the Netherlands Group of companies in dealings with third parties. Mr Reijn has more than 25 years of experience in international taxation matters and corporate structuring.

Arne Visser (63)

Mr. Visser is a non-executive Director of the Netherlands Group of Companies.

He was appointed late 2016. Mr. Visser has over 40 years’ experience in the mining and energy sector, in the field as well as on management level. Technology, safety and the care for the environment have ever since been key elements in his day to day business.

Contact details:

Crown Business Center Key-Point
Schipholweg 103
2316 XC Leiden, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 71 524 7560 
Fax: +31 71 528 4636 
General e-mail contact: Mrs Femmie Vermaak at e-mail address: femmie.vermaak@goldfields.nl