People: Gem Diamonds Ltd (GEMD.L)

GEMD.L on London Stock Exchange

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25 Nov 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roger Davis

58 2007 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Clifford Elphick

53 2007 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Michael Michael

43 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Alan Ashworth

59 2008 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Glenn Turner

53 2008 Chief Legal and Commercial Officer, Executive Director

Andre Confavreux

Company Secretary

Gavin Beevers

64 2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dave Elzas

47 2005 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mike Salamon

58 2008 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Williams

47 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sherryn Tedder

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Roger Davis

Mr. Roger W. J. Davis is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Gem Diamonds Ltd. Roger spent eight years at Barclays, latterly as the Chief Executive Officer of the UK banking operation and as a member of the Board of Barclays plc. Under his leadership, the UK business was significantly restructured. Prior t that, he spent 10 years in investment banking in London and held various positions in China and India for Flemings and BZW. Roger started his career with a 12-year service in the British Army. Roger is currently the non-Executive Chairman of Sainsbury’s Bank plc and of GRC Limited, and is also a non-Executive Director at Experian plc. Roger was appointed as Chairman of the Gem Diamonds Board in February 2007. He has experience in Commercial and Capital Markets and Public Company Board Governance.

Clifford Elphick

Mr. Clifford Thomas Elphick is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Gem Diamonds Ltd. He holds BCom (University of Cape Town); BCompt Hons (University of South Africa). Clifford joined Anglo American Corporation in 1986 and was seconded to E. Oppenheimer and Son as Harry Oppenheimer’s personal assistant in 1988. In 1990, he was appointed Managing Director of E. Oppenheimer and Son, a position he held until leaving in December 2004. During that time, Clifford was also a Director of Central Holdings, Anglo American and DB Investments. Following the privatisation of De Beers in 2000, Clifford served on the De Beers Executive Committee. Clifford is also the non-Executive Chairman of Zanaga Iron Ore Co. Limited and Jumelles Holdings Limited. Clifford formed Gem Diamonds in July 2005. He has experience in Diamond and Mining Industries and Commercial and Capital Markets.

Michael Michael

Mr. Michael Michael is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Gem Diamonds Limited. He holds BCom Hons (Rand Afrikaans University); CA(SA). Michael has over 20 years’ experience in financial management. He joined RSM Betty & Dickson in Johannesburg, South Africa in January 1993 as a trainee accountant and became audit partner at the firm in March 2000. In August 2006 to February 2008 Michael was seconded to Gem Diamonds Limited to assist with the financial aspects of the Main London Listing including the financial reporting, management accounting and tax relating to the Initial Public Offering. In March 2008 Michael joined Gem Diamonds on a full-time basis as the Group Financial Manager. On 2 April 2013 he was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Michael joined Gem Diamonds in March 2008 and was appointed to the Board in April 2013. He has experience in Finance, Diamond Industry and Capital Markets.

Alan Ashworth

Mr. Alan R. Ashworth is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of Gem Diamonds Ltd. He holds a BSc (Mining Engineering) (Nottingham University), South African Mine Managers Certificate of Competency. Alan holds a BSc in Mining Engineering and has 38 years’ experience in the mining industry. During his career, he has worked in various countries, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Guinea, Ghana, Russia, Indonesia and Australia. He spent 28 years within the De Beers Group, including four years as the General Manager of the Namdeb Diamond Corporation and four years as the Group Manager, Operations and Head of Operations for De Beers Consolidated Mines. From January 2006 until August 2007, he was the Managing Director of Gold Fields’ Ghana operations in West Africa. Alan joined Gem Diamonds in November 2007 and was appointed to the Board in April 2008. He has experience in Operational – Diamond Industry, Mineral Resource Management; Mining (surface and underground), Health and Safety, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Glenn Turner

Mr. Glenn E. Turner is Chief Legal and Commercial Officer, Executive Director of Gem Diamonds Ltd. He holds BA LLB (University of Cape Town); LLM (Cambridge). Glenn was called to the Johannesburg Bar in 1987 where he spent 14 years practicing as an advocate specialising in general commercial and competition law, and took silk in 2002. Glenn was appointed De Beers’ first General Counsel in 2002 and was also a member of the Executive Committee. Glenn was responsible for a number of key initiatives during his tenure, including overseeing De Beers’ re-entry into the USA. Glenn joined Gem Diamonds in May 2006 and was appointed to the Board in April 2008. He has experience in Diamond Industry and Legal.

Andre Confavreux

Gavin Beevers

Mr. Gavin A. Beevers is Non-Executive Independent Director of Gem Diamonds Ltd. He holds BSc Hons (Mechanical Engineering) (Lancaster Polytechnic). Gavin was the Director of Operations at De Beers from April 2000 until his retirement in 2004. He had joined De Beers in 1979 and was based in Botswana for 11 years. Thereafter, he was appointed Assistant General Manager at De Beers Marine in Cape Town until 1994, whereafter he returned to Botswana as General Manager at the Orapa and Lethlakane mines. From January 1996 to March 2000, Gavin held the position of Deputy Managing Director of Debswana Diamond Company. Gavin was appointed to the Gem Diamonds Board in February 2007. He has experience in Operational – Mining, Health and Safety, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Dave Elzas

Mr. Dave John Elzas is Non-Executive Independent Director of Gem Diamonds Ltd. He holds BSc Business Engineer ( Vrije Universiteit Brussel); Master’s in Business and Technologies (Handelsingenieur) (Solvay Business School). Dave has over 15 years’ experience in international investment banking. Between 1994 and 2000, Dave served as a Senior Executive and subsequently Managing Director of the Beny Steinmetz Group. Dave is currently the Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Geneva Management Group, an international wealth management and financial services company and was appointed as a non-Executive Director of Zanaga Iron Ore Co. Limited in November 2010. Dave was appointed to the Gem Diamonds Board in October 2005. He has experience in Finance, Diamond Industry Trading and Capital Markets.

Mike Salamon

Mr. Mike Salamon is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Gem Diamonds Ltd. He holds BSc (Mining Engineering) (University of the Witwatersrand); MBA (London Business School). Mike is a mining engineer with an MBA and has over 30 years’ experience in the mining sector. He was a founding Director of Billiton and was instrumental in Billiton’s IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 1997 and the subsequent merger with BHP in 2001. Mike retired from his position as Executive Director at BHP Billiton in 2006. Thereafter, Mike was appointed Executive Chairman of New World Resources and led its IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 2008. He retired from this position in 2012 and is a non-Executive Director of Central Rand Gold, Ferrexpo plc and Minera las Cenizas. Mike was appointed to the Gem Diamonds Board in February 2008. He has experience in Operational – Mining, Projects, Health and Safety, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Capital Markets.

Richard Williams

Mr. Richard J. Williams, MBE, MC, is Non-Executive Independent Director of Gem Diamonds Ltd. He holds BSc Economics (University College London); MBA (Cranfield University); MA International Security Studies (King’s College London). Richard spent 20 years in the British Army, latterly as the Commanding Officer of 22 SAS Regiment, during which time he saw service across the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. Richard has worked as an adviser to a number of London and New York-based financial institutions. He is a founding member of CENTAR Limited, a mining investment company focused on central Asia and Zimbabwe, Chief Executive Officer of Afghan Gold and Minerals Company, Director of Central Asian Mining Services Limited and a Director of Meikles-Centar Mining (Zimbabwe). He is also a strategic adviser to Olive Company LLC, a global risk management business.

Sherryn Tedder

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Roger Davis

100,000

Clifford Elphick

776,406

Michael Michael

362,155

Alan Ashworth

559,047

Glenn Turner

574,393

Andre Confavreux

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Gavin Beevers

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Dave Elzas

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Mike Salamon

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Richard Williams

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Sherryn Tedder

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As Of 30 Dec 2013
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