People: Sirius Minerals PLC (SXX.L)

SXX.L on London Stock Exchange

9.80GBp
19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Russell Scrimshaw

2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Christopher Fraser

40 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Christopher Catlow

2011 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board

Rachel Rhodes

N. King

2013 Company Secretary

Keith Clarke

62 2013 Non-Executive Director

John Hutton

59 2012 Non-Executive Director

Stephen Pycroft

56 2014 Non-Executive Director

Peter Woods

2011 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Russell Scrimshaw

Mr. Russell John Scrimshaw is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Sirius Minerals Plc. Previously he was a board member of Commonwealth Properties Ltd, EDS Australia, Mobilesoft Ltd, Telecom New Zealand Australia Pty Ltd, The Garvan Institute Foundation and Athletics Australia and has also held senior executive positions within the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Optus Communications, IBM and Amdahl USA. In addition he is Chairman of ASXlisted Cleveland Mining Company Limited, an Associate Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, and an Adjunct Professor of Mining Economics at China Central South University in Changsha, China.

Christopher Fraser

Mr. Christopher Neil Fraser is Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director of Sirius Minerals Plc. During this time he worked for Citigroup, Rothschild and KPMG and has market leading expertise in all aspects of the financing and development of major mining projects. Having joined Citigroup in 2000, Chris Fraser was appointed Head of Metals and Mining Investment Banking for Australia in 2006 and Managing Director in 2008. In these roles he led the bank to become one of the leading investment banking franchises in the mining industry in Australia. In particular he was the lead adviser on the US$2.5 billion initial development capital financing for Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG). He has provided strategic advice to many of the world’s leading mining companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, WMC Resources and Paladin Energy. In 2009 Chris Fraser founded Sigiriya Capital, a specialist advisory and investment house focused on the resources sector. In 2010 he founded York Potash Ltd to undertake the exploration and development of the York Potash Project and in January 2011 York Potash was acquired by Sirius Minerals. Chris Fraser holds a Bachelor in Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. In addition, he is a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and a member of the Institute of Company Directors in Australia.

Christopher Catlow

Mr. Christopher James Catlow, CPA, is Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sirius Minerals PLC. He played a central role in the formation of Iluka Resources Limited and most recently was a senior executive and CFO of the ASX-listed iron ore mining company, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG), having joined shortly after its formation in 2003. During his seven years at FMG, initially as its inaugural Chief Financial Officer and then as its Investment and Business Development Director, the company financed and brought into production its major iron ore mining, processing and port facility in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The development established FMG as Australia’s third largest iron ore producer behind Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. Chris Catlow has a BSc in Engineering Science from the University of Durham in the UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is Chairman of Allied Healthcare Group Limited and a Director of Indo Mines Limited, both listed on the ASX.

Rachel Rhodes

Ms. Rachel Rhodes is no longer serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective 19 December 2014. She has over fifteen years of experience in the mining sector, including with Anglo American Plc and, most recently, serving as Chief Financial Officer and a director of London Mining PLC from September 2008 until November 2013. Rachel has extensive experience in raising Group and project finance, listing companies on both the LSE and JSE and in managing investor, community and senior government relations. Rachel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified with Coopers and Lybrand in 1997 and is a non-executive director and audit committee chairman of Anglo Pacific Group plc. Rachel holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Cambridge University and in 2013, was recognised within the Global 100 Inspirational Women in Mining publication.

N. King

Keith Clarke

Mr. Keith Clarke has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Clarke was chief executive of WS Atkins, the UK’s largest design and engineering consultancy for eight years to July 2011 and he previously held chief executive roles with Skanska UK and Kvaerner Construction Group.

John Hutton

Lord Baron John Matthew Patrick Hutton (Baron Hutton of Furness) is Non-Executive Director of Sirius Minerals Plc. He was appointed Chairman of the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission established by the current Government in June 2010, which delivered its final report in March 2011. Lord Hutton was a legal adviser to the Confederation of Business Industry in the late 1970s before becoming a senior law lecturer at Newcastle Polytechnic. In 1992 he was elected to the Barrow and Furness seat in Cumbria where he remained as MP until he stood down at the 2010 general election. During Lord Hutton’s varied career in Government, he served first as a Permanent Parliamentary Secretary in the Department of Trade and Industry before becoming Leader of the House of Commons and then moving to the Department of Health in 1998 where he became Minister of State for Health in 1999, a position he held until 2005. In 2005 Lord Hutton was briefly appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister of the Cabinet Office before being made Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. In 2007 Lord Hutton was appointed Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Defence until he stepped down from the Cabinet in 2009. Following the general election in 2010 he was created a life peer as Baron Hutton of Furness and now sits in the House of Lords.

Stephen Pycroft

Mr. Stephen Gerard Pycroft is a Non-Executive Director the Company. Stephen is Executive Chairman of Mace, a leading international consultancy and construction company. Having joined Mace in 1993 and been appointed a Group Board Director in 1995, Stephen was appointed Chief Operating Officer before taking over as CEO at the end of 2004 and Chairman in 2008. Stephen has led Mace to achieve phenomenal growth with turnover increasing from £90 million in 2001 to £1.1 billion in 2012. Under Stephen's leadership Mace has evolved into an international consultancy and construction group, with a reputation for quality and delivery, employing over 4,000 people worldwide. Stephen's experience includes delivering some of the UK's most iconic projects, most notably The Shard, the London Eye and the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic village. Mace recently secured the contract for preliminary works for Battersea Power Station.

Peter Woods

Mr. Peter John Esdaile Woods is Non-Executive Director of Sirius Minerals Plc. Since leaving Boulby, Peter has consulted to a number of potash companies and projects including Selection Trust on the Red Sea potash project in Saudi Arabia and for two years on the Environmental Protection Scheme for the ASEAN potash project in Thailand. In addition he has reviewed potash projects in Spain and Russia. He has been advising York Potash Ltd since its establishment and has continued to do so following its acquisition by Sirius in January 2011. In addition to his potash knowledge, following a Masters Degree in Environmental and Resource Management issues in 1988, Peter Woods served as the Secretary of State’s Environmental Appointee on the North York Moors National Park Authority from 1996 – 1999. Peter Woods also ran his own environmental consultancy until 2007 and has lived in North Yorkshire, on and off, for over 40 years.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Russell Scrimshaw

50,000

Christopher Fraser

410,000

Christopher Catlow

25,000

Rachel Rhodes

--

N. King

--

Keith Clarke

--

John Hutton

--

Stephen Pycroft

--

Peter Woods

--
As Of 30 Mar 2014
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