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Our Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the stewardship and long-term success of First Quantum. Acting with integrity towards employees, investors and host communities is essential to our success and to generating shareholder value.

Our Board is accountable to shareholders for the performance of First Quantum through oversight of management and the affairs and business of the Company. The Board recognizes its wider responsibility to employees, communities and other stakeholders, and it considers the impacts of our operations on communities and the environment.

The key roles of the Board include:

  • Strategy Determination and Delivery
  • Monitoring and Risk Management
  • Overseeing Stewardship of Human Health and the Natural Environment
  • Internal Controls
  • Financial Reporting
  • Succession Planning and Executive Remuneration

The Board's work is supported by a number of Committees of the Board which operate under specific Charters and enable detailed review of a range of policy and regulatory areas before decisions are made by Directors.

Philip Pascall 1947-2023

First Quantum Minerals is deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of its founders and Chairman, Philip Pascall, on September 19, 2023. Philip passed away peacefully at home in Perth, Western Australia.

Philip co-founded First Quantum in 1996, serving as the Chairman since its inception and Chief Executive Officer until 2022. Under his leadership, Philip instilled an entrepreneurial and bold culture that saw the Company grow from a 10,000 tonnes tailings re-processor with the Bwana Mkubwa project in Zambia to one of the world’s largest copper producers with operations spanning five continents and employing more than 20,000 people globally. Amongst the many legacies he leaves behind, the greatest source of Philip’s pride were the many programs for the local communities in which First Quantum Minerals operates, bringing improved standards of health and education in often remote places.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we extend our sincerest condolences to the Pascall family and friends,” said Robert Harding, Interim Chairman. “We are all indebted to Phillip for his extraordinary leadership at First Quantum, setting us firmly on the path to the modern, multi-national mining company that we are today. Philip was a friend and mentor and his passing will be profoundly felt across the Company and the many people and lives he impacted as a result of his vision.”

“Whilst this is an enormous loss for all of us at First Quantum, Philip would not want us to dwell too long on his passing. He was always looking forward and was excited by the trajectory of the Company,” said Tristan Pascall, Chief Executive Officer of First Quantum. “Philip drove First Quantum’s focus on project execution, operational excellence and social responsibility and we intend to continue to build on his substantial legacy.”