Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Non-executive director (Chairman from 5 March 2018)

MA (Oxon)

Appointment: 1 April 2014 (board); from 5 March 2018 (chairman)

Committee membership: Remuneration Committee (chairman) (until 5 March 2018); Nominations Committee; Audit Committee (until 5 March 2018).

Skills and experience: Simon, a British citizen, has a wealth of global experience in the metals and mining industry, having held numerous executive and non-executive positions in this sector. Simon was an executive director of Anglo American plc, chairman and chief executive of the Base Metals Division, chairman of the Exploration Division and chairman of Tarmac. Prior to his career with Anglo American he held investment banking positions at S. G. Warburg and N M Rothschild.

External appointments (current and recent): Chairman of 3i Group plc since 2015, chairman of Tullow Oil plc from 2012 until 2017, non-executive director and senior independent director of AMEC Foster Wheeler plc from 2009 and 2014 respectively until 2015, non-executive director of Sandvik AB from 2008 until May 2015, and non-executive director of Newmont Mining Corporation from 2008 until 2014.

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