London, United Kingdom, 14 June 2018 — Nordgold is pleased to announce that as of 1 August Brian Beamish will be joining the Board of Directors. Brian replaces Peter Lester, who has decided to step down from the Board after almost eight years service, as Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Safety and Sustainable Development Committee.
Brian was formerly the CEO of the Anglo American global Base Metals business and Group Director, Mining and Technology at Anglo American, with whom he had a 36 year career. He was also a non-executive director of JSE-listed Anglo American Platinum Limited and DeBeers from 2010 to 2013. His previous executive roles included four years as Operations Director of Anglo Platinum and working as COO of Anglo American’s global Base Metals business. A graduate in mechanical engineering from Wits University and of the PMD programme at Harvard Business School, he has long experience in the global mining industry. Brian is currently Non-executive Chairman of Lonmin Plc.
I would like to welcome Brian to the Board. His appointment reflects our continued commitment to the highest standards of oversight and governance. We will benefit enormously from his considerable experience, as we continue to grow our international operations. On behalf of the Board I’d also like to thank Peter for the huge contribution he has made during his eight years with the Company, during which time it has grown to become a truly international gold producer and one of the leading gold producers in the world. We have benefited significantly from Peter’s expertise over the past eight years and we wish him every success in the future. David MorganChairman of Nordgold
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