Appointed: 23 April 2019.
Previous experience: Chair of Blackrock World Mining Trust,
Executive Officer Business Development and African Operations for AngloGold,
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.
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,
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.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: 29 September 2011.
Previous experience: Member of JSC Polymetal Board,
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.
Appointed: 29 September 2011.
Previous experience: Member of JSC Polymetal’s Board of Directors,
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.
Appointed: 1 January 2018.
Previous experience: 34 years’ experience in the international mining industry. From 2015 to 2020 held the role of 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.
Other roles: Group Head of Sustainable Development in Anglo American plc.
Appointed: 1 January 2018.
Previous experience: EVRAZ plc
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.
Independent Non-Executive Director
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,
Qualifications: MA in Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Other roles: Patron of WIMSA (Women in Mining in South Africa).
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,
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.
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
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).