Board of directors

Ian Cockerill
Ian Cockerill

Chair of the Board of Directors

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Appointed: 23 April 2019.

Previous experience: Chair of Blackrock World Mining Trust, 2016–2019. Lead Independent Director of Ivanhoe Mines, 2011–2019. Non-executive Director of Orica, 2010–2019. Director of Endeavour Mining Corp (ASX), 2013–2019. Executive Chair and Chair of Petmin, 2010–2017. CEO of AngloCoal, 2008–2009. Managing Director, COO and CEO of Gold Fields, 1999–2008.
Executive Officer Business Development and African Operations for AngloGold, 1997–1999.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) in Geology from Chelsea College of Science and Technology, University of London. MSc in Mineral Production Management from Royal School of Mines, London. Management Development Programme at University of South Africa.
Advanced Management Programme at Templeton College, Oxford University.

Other roles: Independent non-executive Director of BHP. Director of Leadership for Conservation in Africa and Chair of Conservation 360, both conservation NGOs.

Ollie Oliveira
Ollie Oliveira

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed: 25 April 2018.

Previous experience: Founder and Managing Partner of Greengrove Capital LLP. Independent non-executive Director of Dominion Diamond Corporation; Chairman of its Audit Committee, 2013–2015. Head of Corporate Finance, Director of Diamond Trading Company (DTC) and Member of DTC and De Beers Executive Committees, 1997–2008; Executive Director, Strategy and Business Development in De Beers holding company, 2001–2008. Finance Manager, Corporate and International Finance in Anglo American Corporation of South Africa Ltd, 1989–1997. Group Finance Director of Press Corporation Ltd, 1980–1989. Touche Ross (now Deloitte), 1974–1980.

Qualifications: BCom from University of KwaZulu-Natal. Fellow of ICMA (UK). Member of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Other roles: Non-executive Director of Blackrock World Mining Trust. Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director at Antofagasta; Chairman of its Project and Audit and Risk Committees.

Vitaly Nesis
Vitaly Nesis

Group Chief Executive Officer

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Appointed: 29 September 2011.

Previous experience: Member of JSC Polymetal Board, 2004–2012. CEO of Vostsibugol, 2002–2003. Strategic Development Director at the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant in 2000. McKinsey in Moscow, 1999–2000. Merrill Lynch in New York, 1997–1999.

Qualifications: BA in Economics from Yale University. MA in Mining Economics from St. Petersburg Mining Institute.

Other roles: Chief Executive of JSC Polymetal since 2003.

Konstantin Yanakov
Konstantin Yanakov

Non-Executive Director

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Appointed: 29 September 2011.

Previous experience: Member of JSC Polymetal’s Board of Directors, 2008–2012; member of its Audit Committee. Various positions at MDM Bank. CFO of JSC Polymetal until 2004. Board Member at Piraeus Bank, Inbank, Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics, and Tiscali. Supervisory Board Member of Rigensis Bank.

Qualifications: MBA from the London Business School. PhD in Economics from Russian State University of Management. Degree in Global Economics from the Government of Russia’s Finance Academy.

Other roles: Board Member of the East Mining Company. Director of ICT Holding. General Director (sole executive body) of LLC ICT-Kapital.

Tracey Kerr
Tracey Kerr

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed: 1 January 2018.

Previous experience: 34 years’ experience in the international mining industry. From 2020 to 2021 held the role of Group Head of Sustainable Development (previously 2015-2020 Group Head of Safety and Sustainable Development) with Anglo American Plc, with executive responsibility for safety, operational risk management, health, environment, climate change (including policy, carbon neutrality pathway, climate risk management, TCFD compliance), sustainability reporting and executive support for the Anglo American Board Sustainability Committee. From 2011 and 2015 held the role of Group Head of Exploration with Anglo American Plc. Before joining Anglo American in 2011 she held technical and exploration management roles with Vale and BHP Billiton, based in Australia, UK, Canada and Brazil. Qualifications: MSc in Economic Geology from University of Tasmania. Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, UK.

Qualifications: MSc in Economic Geology from University of Tasmania. Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, UK.

Giacomo Baizini
Giacomo Baizini

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed: 1 January 2018.

Previous experience: EVRAZ plc 2005-present; held various positions incl. Group CFO in 2009–2014; as well as in operations planning and business development. Prior to joining EVRAZ, Mr Baizini was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co in their Milan and Tokyo offices.

Qualifications: MA Hons in Physics from the University of Oxford. Diploma of Industrial Engineering from the Japan Management Association. Summer MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Other roles: Financial Advisor to the Board of Directorsof EVRAZ plc.

Italia Boninelli
Italia Boninelli

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed: 12 December 2019.

Previous experience: More than 20 years’ international experience in executive roles with a focus on building human capital through culture and change management, and corporate performance enhancement. She is an executive coach and organisational design consultant, focusing on strategy facilitation, remuneration, conflict resolution, HR advisory and leadership development. Previously Executive VP for Organisational Development at AngloGold Ashanti, 2010— 2016. Senior VP for Human Resources at Gold Fields, 2007–2010. Group Human Resources Director for Network Healthcare Holdings Ltd, 2004–2006. Director — Human Resources, Retail Banking at Standard Bank, 1997-2003.

Qualifications: MA in Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Other roles: Patron of WIMSA (Women in Mining in South Africa).

Victor Flores
Victor Flores

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed: 30 January 2020.

Previous experience: Started his career as a sector analyst at United Services Advisors (now US Global Investors), an investment management company focusing on natural resources and precious metals, before becoming Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer. Managing Director and Senior Mining Analyst at HSBC for 11 years. Partner responsible for gold investments at Paulson & Co, 2009–2018. Director at Midas Gold Corp. and Tower Hill Mines, 2017–2019.

Qualifications: BSc in Geological Sciences and Masters in Energy and Mineral Resources from the University of Texas at Austin. CFA charter holder since 1992.

Other roles: Director of Strategic Projects at Orion Resource Partners. Director of Lydian Ventures Canada. Member of the Advisory Committee of the Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Andrea Abt
Andrea Abt

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed: 4 March 2020.

Previous experience: Has almost 30 years of experience in international management and leadership roles in a wide variety of challenging environments in the Daimler Benz and Siemens groups: building organisations, consolidating, turning them around in the areas of transportation (rail and aerospace), logistics, IT and more traditional manufacturing businesses. Her background includes leading teams in sales, services procurement and most recently, Chief Procurement Officer and Head of Supply Chain Management of global organizations ranging up to 9 billion € purchasing volume and 2,000 employees. Since 2014 focused on an international portfolio of non-executive and supervisory board positions mainly in the UK and Germany in a broad range of industries. Previously non-executive director of Brammer plc (2014-2017) and SIG plc (2015-2020).

Qualifications: Graduated from the University of Bonn in 1985 with a degree comparable to a M.A. in Language and Literature. MBA at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2000.

Other roles: Non-executive director in John Laing Group (Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee), Petrofac (Member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Ethics and Compliance committees), as well as a Supervisory Board member of Gerresheimer AG (Member of the Audit committee).

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