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Our Company

Directors and Management

Philip K.R. Pascall , , , Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Pascall graduated from Sussex University in England with an honours degree in Control Engineering, and later completed an MBA at the University of Cape Town. He worked in general management positions in South Africa from 1973; and in the mining industry there from 1977 with RTZ, and E.L. Bateman, and from 1981, in Australia. He was the Project Manager of the Argyle Diamond Project and then Executive Chairman and part-owner of Nedpac Engineering between 1982 and 1990. During this time, Mr. Pascall was involved in a wide variety of mineral projects in Australia, New Zealand, S.E. Asia, Chile, the United States, and Zimbabwe. After selling his share of Nedpac in 1990, Mr. Pascall was a consultant in the mining industry, including a period with Rio Tinto’s Hamersley Iron, and with various projects in Zimbabwe and Zambia. He is a co-founder and has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 1996.

Clive Newall , , , President and Director

Mr. Newall graduated from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, England in 1971 with an honours degree in Mining Geology, and was awarded an MBA from the Scottish Business School at Strathclyde University. He has worked in mining and exploration throughout his career, having held senior management positions with Amax Exploration Inc., the Robertson Group plc. and was a non-executive Director of Gemfields plc. Mr. Newall is a co-founder and has been President and Director of the Company since its start-up in 1996. He is also a non-executive Director of Baker Steel Resource Trust Limited.

Robert Harding , , , Lead Independent Director
Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Mr. Harding is a well-known and respected executive in the Canadian business community. He graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 1980 and received his Chartered Accountant designation the following year. Mr. Harding began his career at a major accounting firm before joining Hees International (now Brookfield) where he served in progressively senior roles including Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and ultimately, Chief Executive Officer in 1992. He currently serves on the Board of Brookfield Asset Management (Chairman from 1997–2010).

Andrew Adams , , , Independent Director

Mr. Adams obtained his degree in Social Science from Southampton University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom in 1981. He worked for the Anglo American group of companies for 12 years up to 1999, his final position being Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AngloGold North America based in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Adams worked for Aber Diamond Corporation as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2003. Currently, he serves as an independent non-executive Director of Torex Gold Resources and TMAC Resources Inc.

Paul Brunner , , , Independent Director

Mr. Brunner served as President and CEO of Boart Longyear Company (USA), a leading provider of drilling services, tools and equipment for the natural resource industry, the construction and quarrying industries and industrial markets worldwide, from 2004 to 2008. During his 21-year career with Boart Longyear, Mr. Brunner held several senior positions including Managing Director – Boart Longyear Limited (South Africa); Regional Director – Boart Longyear Limitada (Chile/Peru); and, President – Boart Canada Ltd. Prior to Boart Longyear, he spent most of his career working at mining operations in Northern Canada. Mr. Brunner holds an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and is a mining engineering graduate from the Colorado School of Mines. He also attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a focus on mining.

Kathleen Hogenson , , , Independent Director
Chair of EHS & CSR Committee

Ms. Hogenson has extensive operational, leadership and executive experience in the oil and gas sector worldwide having served as an executive at Santos Limited and Unocal Corporation. Currently, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Zone Oil and Gas, a company she founded in 2008. Ms. Hogenson is also an independent director at Verisk Analytics, a New Jersey based publically traded data analytics and risk assessment firm and previously served on the board of Parallel Petroleum LLC and in an advisory role at Samsung Oil & Gas, LLC and Samsung C&T from 2008 to 2015. She also serves on the Advisory Board of The Women’s Global Leadership Conference and was a speaker at the Harvard Business School Women’s Conference. Ms. Hogenson earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Ohio State University.

Simon Scott , , , Independent Director
Chair of the Audit Committee

Mr. Scott has some 20 years of experience in the mining industry. Between 2010 and 2016, he was Chief Financial Officer of Lonmin plc, a London Stock Exchange listed platinum mining company and was acting CEO between 2012 and 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Scott was Chief Financial Officer of Aveng Limited a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed construction company providing products and services to the mining industry globally. Mr. Scott also held a variety of senior management positions in Anglo American Platinum Limited including as acting CFO. His early career was spent in various financial positions, including as CFO Southern Africa for JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Scott is a Chartered Accountant and holds degrees in both accounting and commerce from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Peter St. George , , , Independent Director
Chair of the Compensation Committee

Mr. St. George worked in the investment banking industry for over 30 years holding senior positions in the United Kingdom and Australia. He was Managing Director and Chief Executive/Co-Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Smith Barney Australia and its predecessor, Natwest Markets Australia, from January 1995 to mid-2001. Up to 1994, he was the Managing Director Corporate Finance Natwest Markets, having previously been a Director of Hill Samuel & Co. Limited, both London-headquartered merchant and investment banks. He is currently a non-executive Director of Dexus Property Group, an ASX-listed Australian property group specializing in office, industrial and retail properties. He has also served on a number of other public and private company Boards in Australia. Mr. St. George qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Joanne Warner , , , Independent Director

Dr. Warner has considerable global asset management experience in the metals, mining and energy sectors, having served as Head of Global Resources for Colonial First State Global Asset Management from 2010 – 2017 (previously the Senior Portfolio Manager from 2003 – 2007). She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Geo40 Limited, a pioneering company focused on the extraction of silica and other minerals from geothermal fluids associated with power generation. Dr. Warner earned a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Chemistry) from the University of Technology, Sydney and holds a D.Phil. in Solid State Chemistry from Oxford University, England.

Hannes Meyer , , , Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Meyer is a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, a B Comm (Hons) graduate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and has 16 years of broad finance and management experience in the gold and base metals industries. Most recently, he was Financial Director with Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd. Prior to Harmony Gold, Mr. Meyer was an Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer with Teal Exploration and Mining Inc. He joined First Quantum in March 2012.

Juliet Wall , , , General Manager, Finance

Ms. Wall is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience and a BSc Economics graduate from the University of Cardiff. She joined First Quantum in January 2012 after a seven-year tenure with Anglo American Plc where she was Group Financial Controller.