Board of Directors
Sir Roderic Lyne, Non-Executive Chairman
Sir Roderic Lyne was first appointed to the Board in April 2009 upon the Company’s merger with Aricom PLC, and was appointed as a Senior Independent Director in November 2015. He was also Chairman of the Company’s Remuneration and HSE Committees. Sir Roderic continued to act in such a capacity until June 2016, when he retired as a Director. He was subsequently appointed as Chairman of Petropavlovsk following the Company’s AGM on 29 June 2018.
Sir Roderic was previously a Non-Executive Director of Aricom PLC, a position he held from October 2006 until April 2009, and a Director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce from April 2006 to July 2009. He served as British Ambassador to Russia from January 2000 until August 2004, and speaks Russian.
Sir Roderic is a Non-Executive Director of JP Morgan Bank International and a member of JP Morgan’s EMEA Advisory Council. He is a former Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), former Chairman of the Governors of Kingston University, and was a member of the Committee of the Iraq Inquiry.
Sir Roderic is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Dr Pavel Maslovskiy, Chief Executive Officer
Dr Pavel Maslovskiy cofounded the Company in 1994 together with former Chairman Peter Hambro. He 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 re-appointed as Chief Executive Officer in November 2014, having acted as Honorary President from December 2011. He resigned from the Board and from the position of CEO in July 2017, and was reappointed following the Company’s AGM on 29 June 2018.
Prior to embarking on his business career, Dr Maslovskiy was an Associated Professor of Metallurgy at the Moscow Aircraft Technology Institute.
Dr Maslovskiy is a member of the Nomination Committee.
Mr James W Cameron Jr, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr James Cameron Jr. was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Petropavlovsk PLC on 15 October 2018.
Mr Cameron, a US qualified lawyer, has extensive international experience, providing expertise and consulting services for companies particularly in the natural resources sector within Russia and the former Soviet Union, since 1988. He was formerly Founder, CEO and Chairman of Occupational Urgent Care Systems Inc., a company traded on the NASDAQ National Market System until it was sold in 1992.
Mr Damien Hackett, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Damien Hackett was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Petropavlovsk PLC on 15 October 2018.
Mr Hackett is Chairman of UrAmerica Ltd, a private uranium exploration company in Argentina. Mr Hackett has 26 years’ critical research experience covering globally diverse mining companies, initially as Global Head of Mining Research with Credit Suisse – First Boston in Australia, following which he held similar roles with Credit Suisse and Canaccord Genuity in London. Latterly he was Vice Chairman Mining Advisory at Canaccord Genuity responsible for developing investment themes in metals and mining across North America, Europe, Russia and Australia.
Mr Hackett’s early career in resources was grounded in 4 years of exploration, resource development and mining in Western Australia followed by 7 years in mineral exploration and economic assessment in Saudi Arabia. Mr Hackett holds a Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University in Canberra.
Mr Robert Jenkins, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Robert Jenkins was originally appointed as a Non-Executive Director in April 2015 and as a Senior Non-Executive Director in June 2016, a position he held until June 2017. Mr Jenkins was Chairman of the Audit Committee and was a member of the Nomination Committee. He was reappointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director following the Company’s AGM on 29 June 2018.
Mr Jenkins is a Chartered Accountant, has an MA in Modern History and Modern Languages from Oxford University, and is a fluent Russian speaker. He has 25 years of Russia-related investment and natural resources experience. Mr Jenkins was formerly Finance Director of AIM listed Eurasia Mining PLC, a Russia-focused mining exploration company, and Chief Financial Officer of Urals Energy, a Russia-based oil exploration and production company.
Mr Jenkins is also currently a Non-Executive Director of Brazilian Nickel PLC and of Oppenheimer Resources, a Luxembourg-registered investment vehicle engaged in financing oil and gas producers in the US. He was formerly Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Ruspetro Plc, a Russia-focused independent oil and gas production company, and Audit Committee Chairman of Toledo Mining Corporation PLC, which is engaged in nickel ore production in the Philippines.
Mr Jenkins is Chairman of both the Audit and Remuneration Committees and is a member of the Nomination Committee.
Mr Harry Kenyon-Slaney, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Harry Kenyon-Slaney was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Petropavlovsk PLC on 7 November 2018.
Mr Kenyon-Slaney, is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Gem Diamonds Limited and a senior advisor to McKinsey & Co. Mr Kenyon-Slaney has over 33 years of experience in the mining industry, principally with Rio Tinto. He is a geologist by training and his experience spans operations, marketing, projects, finance and business development. Mr Kenyon-Slaney is a member of the board of directors of Schenck Process AG and also works with Audley Capital Advisors LLP. Until 2015, Mr Kenyon-Slaney was a member of the Group Executive committee of Rio Tinto where he held the roles of CEO of Energy, and before that CEO of Diamonds and Minerals. Prior to this he led Rio Tinto’s global titanium dioxide business, was CEO of Rio Tinto’s listed subsidiary, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, was GM Operations at Palabora Mining Company in South Africa and held senior marketing roles in copper, uranium and industrial minerals.
He began his career as an underground geologist with Anglo American on the gold mines in South Africa. Mr Kenyon-Slaney has a BSc Geology from Southampton University.
Mr Bektas Mukazhanov, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Mukazhanov is an Investment Advisor at Fincraft Holdings Ltd, the major shareholder of Petropavlovsk PLC. He was first appointed to the Board of Petropavlovsk PLC in February 2018 and served until June 2018, before being reappointed by the current Board in July 2018.
Mr Mukazhanov brings a wealth of knowledge from his professional experience at a senior level in the financial and information technology industries.
Mr Mukazhanov holds degrees in computer science and information technology and is a CFA charterholder.