– AUSTRALIA, Mount Pleasant – Centamin PLC (LON: CEY | TSX: CEE) today announced the appointment of Dr Catharine Farrow and Ms Marna Cloete as new independent Non-Executive Directors, effective immediately.
Furthermore, Ms Alison Baker has notified the Board she will be resigning as Non-Executive Director of Centamin effective immediately to pursue other interests.
Following these directorate changes, the Centamin board will comprise of ten members: a non-executive chair, two executive directors and seven independent non-executive directors. The Company’s multi-disciplinary Non-Executive Directors offer a broad range of skills and experience to the Board, including but not limited to finance, legal, mining technical, capital markets and civil service.
Josef El-Raghy, Non-Executive Chair, commented: “It is with great pleasure we welcome Catharine and Marna to the Centamin Board. Both individuals bring extensive experience and expertise that will complement the existing diverse skill set of the Board as Centamin embarks on an exciting path of growth.”
“We look forward to their wise counsel and oversight of the Company in the years to come, as Centamin strives to deliver superior, responsible stakeholder returns. On behalf of the Board, I wish to thank Alison for her service to the Board and valued contribution to HSES committee. We wish Alison well in current and future endeavours,” he added.
About Dr Catharine Farrow
Dr Farrow joins Centamin with more than 25 years of mining industry experience. As a professional geoscientist, obtaining her doctoral degree in Earth Sciences from Carleton University, Canada, Dr Farrow has complemented her deep technical knowledge with extensive corporate and operational mining experience throughout her career.
From 2012 to 2017 she was Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of TMAC Resources Inc., the TSX listed exploration, development and gold mining company. Before TMAC, from 2003 to 2011, Dr. Farrow was with KGHM International Ltd, where she held multiple senior executive roles in a wide range of disciplines including operations, technical services, corporate development and exploration, culminating with the position of Chief Operating Officer. Previously she held technical roles with Inco Ltd and the Ontario Geological Survey.
Dr Farrow is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum, and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Dr Farrow currently holds two additional board directorships: Franco-Nevada Corporation and Exiro Minerals Corp. Franco-Nevada is a leading TSX listed global royalty and streaming company, where Dr. Farrow has been a Non-Executive Director and member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee since 2015. Exiro Minerals is a private mineral exploration technology company, where Dr Farrow has been the Chair since 2018. Dr Farrow is the President of FarExGeoMine Ltd, a private mining consultancy business.
About Marna Cloete
Ms Cloete has greater than 15 years of mining industry experience in emerging markets, most specifically throughout Africa. After obtaining a Master of Commerce degree in Taxation from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Ms Cloete commenced her career as a qualified chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Africa until 2005.
Ms Cloete is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, a position she has held since 2009. Ivanhoe Mines Ltd is a TSX listed mineral exploration and development company with assets in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ms Cloete joined Ivanhoe Mines in 2006 as the Group Financial Controller.
Ms Cloete’s substantial management experience within finance, community and government relations are well aligned with our existing Board.
It is intended that Ms Cloete will join the Audit and Risk committee on appointment.
Ms Cloete does not currently hold any other board directorships.
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