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Acacia Mining PLC (ACAA.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kelvin Dushnisky

54 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Peter Geleta

54 2018 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Jaco Maritz

42 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Hannes Henckel

67 Head of Discovery

Charlie Ritchie

48 2017 Company Secretary, Head of Legal and Compliance

Stephen Galbraith

46 2010 Non-Executive Director

Rachel English

55 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Andre Falzon

63 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Kenyon

68 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve Lucas

63 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Giles Blackham

34 2011 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Kelvin Dushnisky

Mr. Kelvin P. M. Dushnisky, J.D., is an Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Acacia Mining PLC. He was appointed Chairman of the Board in February 2013, having served as a Director since July 2012. Mr Dushnisky has more than 25 years of international mining industry experience. He was appointed President of Barrick Gold Corporation in August 2015 with overall responsibility for execution of Barrick’s strategic priorities, and was appointed to the Board of Directors of Barrick in February 2016. Mr Dushnisky represents Barrick at the World Gold Council (Chair, Investment Committee), and the International Council on Mining and Metals (‘ICMM’). He is a director of the Canadian Council for the Americas, and The Business Council of Canada. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the Accenture Global Mining Executive Council. Mr Dushnisky holds an Honors Bachelor of Science (Hon.) degree from the University of Manitoba, in addition to a Master of Science degree and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association.

Peter Geleta

Mr. Peter Geleta re-designated as Interim Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Acacia Mining PLC effective January 1st, 2018. He currently serves as Head of People of the Company. He joined Acacia in May 2012 and has extensive experience on African continent, having worked across a number of African countries in various operational and corporate roles. Prior to joining Acacia he held a number of roles at Barrick, including Organisational Effectiveness Director for Barrick Africa, Human Resources Director for the Australia Pacific Region and General Manager for Barrick’s Cowal Gold Mine in New South Wales. Before joining Barrick, Peter worked for AngloGold Ashanti for 25 years, where he held a number of roles including Head of Human Resources and Sustainability for AngloGold Ashanti’s Africa Operations and General Manager of the Navachab Mine in Namibia. Peter holds an Executive MBA qualification from the University of Cape Town.

Jaco Maritz

Mr. Jaco Maritz has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Acacia Mining PLC effective from January 1, 2018. He has been with Acacia and its predecessor companies since 2001 in a range of increasingly senior finance roles covering all aspects of the finance function. He was initially employed by Placer Dome, which was acquired by Barrick in 2006, and was part of Acacia at its inception. In 2013, Jaco spent six months acting as Interim Chief Financial Officer for the business. Jaco is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Hannes Henckel

Mr. Hannes Henckel is Head of Discovery of the Company. He has been with Acacia and its predecessor companies since 2002 and prior to becoming Head of Discovery was involved in Africa wide target generation, project evaluation and exploration as Chief Geologist Discovery. He has extensive experience in the field of exploration, covering various commodities. After a short stint at the University of Munich he worked at the Chamber of Mines Research Organisation of South Africa doing research on Witwatersrand gold deposits. He then joined Goldfields working on exploration projects in Southern Africa. He was seconded for several years to South America as Chief Geologist for Goldfields Latin American Operations. From 2002 he was part of Placer Dome’s Platinum Division which was acquired by Barrick in 2006. Hannes holds an MSc and PhD in geology from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He is a fellow of the GSSA and SEG.

Charlie Ritchie

Mr. Charlie Ritchie is an Company Secretary, Head of Legal and Compliance of the Company. He joined Acacia as Head of Legal & Compliance in January 2017. Charlie comes to Acacia after more than 20 years in corporate and private legal practice across Australia, the UK and the USA. His legal career includes 13 years at the Rio Tinto Group, including considerable experience in the African mining sector. Until the end of 2016, he served as Rio Tinto’s General Counsel Diamonds & Minerals and the United States, based initially in London and then Salt Lake City. Prior to this, he was Legal Counsel and Company Secretary for the ASX-listed Energy Resources of Australia Limited (Rio Tinto: 68%) between 2007 and 2010, and he first joined Rio Tinto in 2004 to manage significant disputes and litigation in the Australia-Pacific region. Before joining Rio Tinto, Charlie worked at private law firms in London and Melbourne, specialising in international commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Professionally qualified in both the United Kingdom and Australia, Charlie holds Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Melbourne.

Stephen Galbraith

Mr. Stephen Galbraith is an Non-Executive Director of Acacia Mining PLC., Since January 19, 2010. He has been employed by Barrick since August 2000 in treasury and finance functions, and is currently Managing Director of Barrick International (Barbados) Corporation. Mr Galbraith previously held the role of Audit Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr Galbraith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accountancy from Strathclyde University, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.

Rachel English

Ms. Rachel English is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Acacia Mining PLC., Since October 23, 2013. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Ms English has held senior positions in BG Group and Royal Dutch Shell, with responsibilities spanning finance, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and business development. She began her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and subsequently worked for the World Bank Group and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‘EBRD’), where she was involved in policy development and lending operations. Currently, Ms English is a Non-Executive Director of Kuwait Energy plc, Adam Smith International and Helios Social Enterprise, which she founded to develop renewable energy access projects in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Ms English holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Oxford University.

Andre Falzon

Mr. Andre R. Falzon is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Acacia Mining PLC., Since February 15, 2010. He is a senior financial executive with over 25 years of financial and management experience within the mining industry, including a period as Vice President and Controller at Barrick between 1994 and 2006. He is a Director of Detour Gold Corporation and was previously a director and Audit Committee chair of a number of publicly listed gold mining companies. Mr Falzon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, Canada and is a CPA, CA, CGA (Canada).

Michael Kenyon

Mr. Michael Kenyon is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Acacia Mining PLC., since February 15, 2010. He has more than 40 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry and is a geologist by training. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Detour Gold Corporation. He has previously been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Troon Ventures Ltd, President and Chief Executive Officer at both Canico Resource Corp and Sutton Resources Ltd, and a Director of Cumberland Resources Ltd until their respective acquisition by third parties. Mr Kenyon holds an MSc degree in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta in Canada. He was also the recipient of the 2005 Developer of the Year award from the Prospector and Developers Association of Canada in recognition of his mining development accomplishments.

Steve Lucas

Mr. Steve Lucas is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Acacia Mining PLC., Since October 23, 2013. He is a Chartered Accountant with long and wide-ranging financial experience as an executive and non-executive director in the energy and extractive industries. He was finance director at National Grid plc from 2002 to 2010 and previously worked for 11 years at Shell and for six years at BG Group, latterly as group treasurer. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Ferrexpo plc and a Non-Executive Director of Tullow Oil plc. Mr Lucas holds a BA in Geology from Oxford University.

Giles Blackham

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