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Board of Directors

Ian Cockerill
Ian Cockerill

Chair of the Board of Directors

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Appointed 23 April 2019

Previous experience Director of Endeavour Mining Corp (ASX)(2013-2019), Executive Chair (2010-2015) and Chair (2015-2017) of Petmin Limited (delisted from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2017), CEO of AngloCoal (2008-2009), Managing Director and COO (1999-2002) and CEO (2002-2008) of Gold Fields, Executive Officer Business Development and African Operations for AngloGold (1997-1999).

Qualifications Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology from Chelsea College of Science and Technology, University of London, and a Master of Science in Mining-Mineral Production Management from the Royal School of Mines, London. Completed the Management Development Program at the University of South Africa and the Advanced Management Program at Templeton College, Oxford University.

Other roles Independent Non-executive Director of BHP since 01.04.2019; Chair of Blackrock World Mining Trust (LSE) since 2016; Lead Independent Director of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX) since 2011; Non-Executive Director of Orica Limited (ASX) since 2010, Chair of Conservation 360, a conservation NGO.

M L S De Sousa Oliveira
M L S De Sousa Oliveira

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 25 April 2018.

Previous experience has over 40 years’ experience in finance, corporate finance, operational and strategic roles primarily in the mining and resource sector. Founder and Managing Partner of Greengrove capital LLP (London). Mr Oliveira served as an Independent non-executive director of Dominion Diamond Corporation and as a Chairman of its Audit Committee from 2013 to 2015. Head of Corporate Finance, Director of Diamond Trading Company (“DTC”) responsible for Russia and Angola, and Member of DTC and De Beers Executive Committees, 1997-2008 and Executive Director, Strategy and Business Development 2001-2008 in the listed and then unlisted De Beers holding company (based in London); Finance Manager, Corporate and International Finance in Anglo American Corporation of South Africa LTD, 1989-1997 (based in Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brussels), Group finance director of Press Corporation LTD (1980-1989) based in Malawi, Mr Oliveira joined Touche Ross (now Deloitte) as a graduate trainee in South Africa (1974-1980).

Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce from University of KwaZulu-Natal, Fellow of Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (UK), Member of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Other roles non-executive director (2011 to present) and Senior Independent Director (2016 to present) in 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. Head of the Investment Planning Department at SUAL-Holding, 2001-2002. 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.

Christine Coignard
Christine Coignard

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 01 July 2014.

Previous experience 30 years’ experience in the banking industry and advisory services world-wide, gained in banking at the Royal Bank of Canada, Societe Generale and Citi; International Consultant for the Apogee Gold Fund based in Boston; project manager for Interros in Russia; Director of investments and financing for Norilsk Nickel; Managing Director at HCF International Advisers.

Qualifications Business degree from EMLYON, France, and MBA from the Schulich School of Business, Toronto, Canada.

Other roles Managing Director and Founding partner of Coignard & Haas GmbH, Independent director at Eramet and member of its Audit, Risks and Ethics Committee and Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

Jean-Pascal Duvieusart
Jean-Pascal Duvieusart

Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 29 September 2011.

Previous experience Managing Partner for Central Europe and the CIS at McKinsey; joined McKinsey in 1992 and worked in Brussels, New York and Central Europe before becoming Managing Partner in Prague. Advised to banks, insurers and industrial companies in Russia and Central Europe. Former Executive Director of Nomos Bank.

Qualifications MBA from the University of Chicago; Master’s degree in Commercial Engineering, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Other roles Shareholder of PPF Group N.V. since 2010. Board member of Home Credit B.V., the Anglo-American School of Moscow. Member of the European Regional Business Council of the World Economic Forum Davos.

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 and member of its Audit Committee. Various positions at MDM Bank. CFO of JSC Polymetal until 2004. Member of the Board at Piraeus Bank, Inbank, Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics (OPAP S.A.) and Tiscali S.p.A., member of the Supervisory Board of Rigensis Bank.

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

Other roles Deputy Director General in charge of Finance at CJSC ICT, and Director of ICT Holding Ltd.

Tracey Kerr
Tracey Kerr

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 01 January 2018.

Previous experience Ms Kerr has 30 years’ experience in the international mining industry. Held the role of Group Head of Exploration with Anglo American Plc, 2011-2015. 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, United Kingdom.

Other roles Group Head of Safety and Sustainable Development in Anglo American plc.

Giacomo Baizini
Giacomo Baizini

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Appointed 01 January 2018.

Previous experience: the EVRAZ plc group CFO in 2009-2014 and various positions in operations planning and business development since joining the group in 2005. 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, a Diploma of Industrial Engineering from the Japan Management Association and a Summer MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Other roles: General Manager of EVRAZ Group S.A.