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Petra Diamonds Ltd (PDL.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Adonis Pouroulis

48 2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Johan Dippenaar

61 2005 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Jacques Breytenbach

46 2018 Finance Director, Executive Director

Luctor Roode

47 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Bartlett

73 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alexander Hamilton

73 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anthony Lowrie

76 2012 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Octavia Matloa

42 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Bernard Pryor

58 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Varda Shine

54 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Adonis Pouroulis

Mr. Adonis Pouroulis serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Petra Diamonds Ltd. He is Mining Engineer – University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Mr. Pouroulis is a mining entrepreneur whose expertise lies in the discovery and exploration of natural resources across Africa, including diamonds, precious/base metals, coal and oil and gas, and bringing these assets into production. He founded Petra Diamonds in 1997 and it became the first diamonds company to float on AIM. He has since chaired Petra as it has developed into a mid-tier diamond producer of global significance and London’s largest quoted diamond mining group.

Johan Dippenaar

Mr. Johan Dippenaar is no longer Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Petra Diamonds Ltd., effective April 1,2019. He is Chartered Accountant – member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Dippenaar has led Petra through a period of significant growth, taking the Company’s annual production from circa 175,000 carats in FY 2006 to 4 Mcts in FY 2017, and establishing the Company as a leading independent diamond producer. Since 1990 Mr. Dippenaar has been involved in the leadership and management of diamond mining companies. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Petra, he was CEO of ASX-quoted Crown Diamonds, which merged with Petra in 2005.

Jacques Breytenbach

Mr. Jacques Breytenbach serves as Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Breytenbach has held the role of Finance Manager – Operations at the Company since 2006, with responsibility for financial management across the Group’s operations. He joined Petra from Anglo Platinum, where he held various roles, culminating in his position as Finance manager – capital projects, with oversight for Anglo Platinum’s extensive capital expansion programmes. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Luctor Roode

Mr. Luctor Roode is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He is responsible for operational production delivery for the Group. He previously worked at various diamond mining operations in South Africa including Namaqualand mines, Venetia Mine, Cullinan Mine and Kimberley Mines, culminating in his position as Production Manager for Finsch (when still owned by De Beers). Further to the acquisition of Finsch by Petra, Mr. Roode was appointed General Manager of the mine and then became Executive Operations in August 2017. Mr. Roode holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Pretoria and University of South Africa respectively. He is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa.

Patrick Bartlett

Dr. Patrick Bartlett Ph.D. serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Petra Diamonds Ltd. Dr. Bartlett is an acknowledged leading expert on kimberlite geology and block caving. He has extensive experience working across Southern Africa and has in-depth knowledge of several of the mines acquired by Petra, having previously worked at Finsch, Koffiefontein, Kimberley Underground and Cullinan. Dr. Bartlett was formerly chief geologist for De Beers until his retirement in 2003. Since retiring from De Beers, he has consulted on block caving projects for BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Rio Tinto.

Alexander Hamilton

Mr. Alexander Gordon Kelso Hamilton serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Petra Diamonds Ltd. Mr Hamilton retired from Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2006 after more than 30 years as a partner primarily responsible for multinational and FTSE 350 company audits, mainly in the mining, oil and aerospace and defence industries, as well as heading the Deloitte South Africa desk in London. He served for nine years until 2011 as a member of the UK Financial Reporting Review Panel. He was formerly a director of Barloworld Limited and Beazley plc.

Anthony Lowrie

Mr. Anthony Carmel Lowrie serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Petra Diamonds Limited. He is Royal Commission – Sandhurst Military Academy. Mr Lowrie has over 45 years’ association with the equities business and is an experienced non-executive director Mr Lowrie has had a lengthy and distinguished career, including senior positions with the Hoare Govett group and HG Asia Securities. Between 1996 and 2004 he was chairman of ABN AMRO Asia Securities and was formerly also a managing director of ABN AMRO Bank. He has been a non-executive director of Allied Gold Mining plc, Kenmare Resources plc, Dragon Oil plc, J.D. Wetherspoon plc, as well as several other quoted Asian closed-end funds.

Octavia Matloa

Mrs. Octavia Matshidiso Matloa serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is Chartered Accountant – member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mrs. Matloa is a chartered accountant and brings broad business, financial and auditing experience to the Board. Mrs. Matloa completed her articles with PwC in South Africa in 2000 before joining the Department of Public Transport, Roads and Works, first as deputy chief financial officer, followed by chief director management accounting. Since this time, Mrs. Matloa has founded a number of businesses, including Tsidkenu Chartered Accountants Inc and Mukundi Mining Resources.

Bernard Pryor

Mr. Bernard Robert Pryor is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Bernard Pryor is a Metallurgical Engineer with over thirty-five years' experience in the international mining industry. He has held senior executive positions across a range of disciplines including project acquisition, development and construction and has run large scale, fully operational mining assets. His experience also includes international commercial and general management, most notably in Australia, Brazil, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East and Russia. He is currently CEO of Alufer Mining and Non-Executive Chairman of MC Mining Limited. Mr. Pryor was previously CEO of African Minerals Limited and Q Resources plc. Between 2006 and 2010 he held senior positions within Anglo American Plc as Head of Business Development and was CEO of Anglo Ferrous Brazil Inc. Prior to that he was COO at Adastra Minerals Inc in the DRC.

Varda Shine

Mrs. Varda Shine is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., with effect from 1 January 2019. Varda Shine is a Non-Executive Director, CEO's mentor and a diamond industry Advisor. Previously, she was CEO of De Beers Trading Company where she worked with stakeholders across the supply chain (producing governments to luxury retailers) and delivered record sales and profits. She currently sits on the Boards of Lonmin Plc, the Mineral Development Company Botswana and Sarine Technologies. She is also a Governing Board member of the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) and a trustee of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Mrs. Shine has completed business and management courses at Templeton College, Oxford, Cranfield and INSEAD. During her thirty years of work in the diamond industry, she became the first woman to be awarded honorary lifetime membership of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) and in 2011 she received the Women's Jewellery Association (WJA) Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014 Mrs. Shine was made an honorary member of the London Diamond Bourse.

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