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Mr Ian Ashby, Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Ashby was appointed to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Chairman in June 2017. Mr Ashby has 35 years of international experience in the minerals industry across a range of commodities that include copper, iron ore, coal, silver, gold, lead and zinc.

Experience: In his most recent executive role between 2006 and 2012, Mr Ashby was President of BHP Billiton’s Iron Ore division, the largest and most profitable business within BHP Billiton, where he was responsible for global strategy development and execution, opportunity identification, project development and operations. Post his executive career, Mr Ashby has pursued Non-Executive Director roles at Genco Shipping and New World Resources.

External Appointments: Mr Ashby currently holds NED positions on the board of Nevsun Resources and Alderon Iron Ore Corporation and will join the board of Anglo-American plc as a NED with effect from 25 July 2017.


Dr Pavel Maslovskiy, Chief Executive Officer 

One of the cofounders of the Company. Dr Maslovskiy held directorships within the Group including the position of Chief Executive Officer from the Group’s inception in 1994 until December 2011, when he relinquished all remunerated positions following his appointment as a Senator Member of the Federation Council (Upper House of the Russian Parliament).

Dr Maslovskiy retired as a Senator Member in October 2014 and was reappointed as Chief Executive Officer, in November 2014. Dr Maslovskiy acted as Honorary President during 2012 to November 2014.

Experience: Prior to embarking on his business career, Dr Maslovskiy was a Professor of Metallurgy at the Moscow Aircraft Technology Institute.

External Appointments: None.

Committee Membership:  Dr Maslovskiy is a member of the Executive Committee.


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