Board of Directors
Mr Peter Hambro, Chairman
Mr Hambro is one of the co founders of the Company and has been Chairman of the Group since its formation in 1994.
Experience: Mr Hambro started his career with his family bank and became joint Managing Director of Smith St. Aubyn Holdings Ltd before joining the Mocatta Group, the world’s largest bullion traders, as Deputy Managing Director of Mocatta & Goldsmid Limited.
External appointments: Non Executive Chairman of Sundeala Limited, Peter Hambro Limited and Tidal Transit Limited, all of which are family companies and he is a Partner in Heads Farm Partnership.
Committee membership: Chairman of the Nomination and Executive Committees.
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.
Mr Andrey Maruta, Chief Financial Officer
Mr Maruta was appointed to the Board as Finance Director – Russia in January 2011, and promoted to the position of Chief Financial Ofﬁcer in April 2012.
Experience: Mr Maruta qualiﬁed as a Chartered Certiﬁed Accountant at Moore Stephens in 2001 and joined the Group in 2003 as Group Chief Accountant. He was appointed Deputy Finance Director in 2005 and Finance Director in 2006.
Mr Maruta is a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certiﬁed Accountants.
External appointments: None.
Committee membership: Mr Maruta is a member of the Executive Committee.
Mr Robert Jenkins, Senior Independent Non Executive Director
Mr Robert Jenkins was appointed as a Non Executive Director on 30 April 2015.
Experience: Mr Jenkins is a chartered accountant, having qualiﬁed with KPMG in the UK, and has over 20 years of Russia related investment experience, including in the natural resources sectors. He is also a ﬂuent Russian speaker.
Mr Jenkins was Finance Director of Eurasia Mining, a Russia focused mining exploration company, admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, and chief ﬁnancial ofﬁcer of Urals Energy, a Russia based oil exploration and production company, prior to that company’s admission to AIM.
Mr Jenkins has an MA in Modern History and Modern Languages from Oxford University.
External appointments: Mr Jenkins is a partner at NorthStar Corporate Finance, which specialises in advising companies on Russia related as well as other European acquisition and ﬁnancing transactions. He was formerly Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Ruspetro plc, a UK Stock Exchange listed, Russia focused independent oil and gas production company.
Committee membership: Mr Jenkins is Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.
Mr Alexander Green, Non Executive Director
Mr Alexander Green was appointed as a Non Executive Director on 27 August 2015.
Experience: Mr Green has two decades of experience in the resources industry. From 2003 to 2012, he was a Marketing Director at BHP Billiton, a leading global resources company.
Mr Green has a wealth of experience including risk management, development of business strategy and corporate governance.
Mr Green holds a Master’s degree in Global History from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Salford.
External appointments: Mr Green focuses on angel investing, academic study and mentoring to young entrepreneurs, social enterprises and charities.
Mr Green is a Board Observer with Fluidic Analytics Limited, a company that builds tools for protein characterisation.
Mr Green was a Non Executive Director of Torm A/S Copenhagen, a Danish shipping company listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen Stock Exchange, from January 2013 until August 2015 when he retired from the board following the company’s ﬁnancial restructuring.
Committee membership: Mr Green is Chairman of the HSE Committee and a member of the Company’s Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Mr Andrew Vickerman, Non Executive Director
Mr Andrew Vickerman was appointed as a Non Executive Director on 22 October 2015.
Experience: Mr Vickerman spent 20 years with Rio Tinto, one of the world’s leading mining companies, the last ten as a member of the Operations and Executive Committees with responsibility for global communications and external relations. An economist by background he has previously worked for The World Bank and other international agencies.
Mr Vickerman holds BA, MA and PhD degrees in Economics from Cambridge University.
External appointments: Mr Vickerman is a member of the Board of Traﬁgura Group Pte Ltd., an independent commodity trading and logistics house, Chairman of Alva Group, a technology company that provides business intelligence and Chairman of Direct Nickel Limited, an Australian business that has developed technology for processing nickel laterite deposits.
Committee membership: Mr Vickerman is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the HSE, Audit and Nomination Committees.