Petra Diamonds Ltd (PDL.L)
PDL.L on London Stock Exchange
23 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
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|48||2011||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|55||2019||Chief Executive Officer|
|46||2018||Finance Director, Executive Director|
|47||2018||Chief Operating Officer|
|73||2011||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|73||2011||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|76||2012||Senior Independent Non-Executive Director|
|42||2014||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|58||2018||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|54||2019||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|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.|
|Mr. Richard N. Duffy is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective 01 April 2019. Richard brings 27 years' experience in mining in a variety of operational and functional leadership roles at Anglo American and AngloGold Ashanti Limited. His roles at AngloGold Ashanti included heading up their African operations as well as that of CFO. After his departure from AngloGold Ashanti in early 2015, he was co-founder of a company that develops, finances, builds and operates renewable and hybrid energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Richard has extensive experience in both open pit and underground mining and a proven focus on safety, productivity and community relations, having led multiple large-scale mining operations across Africa. Coupled with this, through his roles in finance Richard has considerable experience in taking a strategic view and accountability for all corporate finance, business development and capital expenditure related matters. He has worked alongside renowned industry leaders and has served on a number of Boards in Africa. He is well-respected, with high-level networks within the industry and on the continent.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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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