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Acacia Mining PLC (ACAA.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kelvin Dushnisky

53 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Peter Geleta

54 2018 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Jaco Maritz

42 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Mark Morcombe

46 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Deodatus Mwanyika

54 2010 Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Peter Spora

47 2016 Head of Discovery

Charlie Ritchie

47 2017 Company Secretary, Head of Legal & Compliance

Stephen Galbraith

45 2010 Non-Executive Director

Rachel English

54 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Andre Falzon

62 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Kenyon

67 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve Lucas

62 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Tomsett

59 2013 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Giles Blackham

34 2011 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Kelvin Dushnisky

Mr. Kelvin P. M. Dushnisky, J.D., is 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 the 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 had been the Vice President Finance of the ABG since February 2013, having spent three years as Group Treasurer. He has more than 16 years’ experience in the mining industry and has held a number of financial roles, including Director, Planning & Corporate Finance at Barrick and Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Maritz holds a BComm in Accounting Science and a Bachelor of Computations (Hons) in the Theory of Accounting Science from the University of Pretoria. Mr. Maritz is a Chartered Accountant.

Mark Morcombe

Mr. Mark Morcombe is Chief Operating Officer of the Company., since May 2016. He is a professional Mining Engineer with more than 20 years of industry experience, primarily in the underground mining environment. He started his mining career in Australia where he worked in various project and operational roles in Australia and Africa before being appointed as General Manager of Agnew Gold Mine in Western Australia. In 2009, he relocated to South Africa in the role of Vice President and Head of Operations for Gold Fields at the South Deep Gold Mine and from 2010 onwards held various senior positions for AngloGold Ashanti’s Continental Africa Region, supporting mines in Mali, Namibia, Tanzania, DRC, Guinea and Ghana. Mark brings with him a wealth of experience in underground mining, projects and turnaround management, business development and JV management and has extensive experience across the African mining industry. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) and a Masters of Engineering Sciences (Mining Geomechanics) from Curtin University in Australia.

Deodatus Mwanyika

Mr. Deodatus Mwanyika is Vice President - Corporate Affairs of Acacia Mining PLC. He joined Acacia in March 2010, having been previously employed by Barrick which he joined in 1999 and where he occupied various managerial positions over 12 years, culminating in his appointment in 2008 as Executive General Manager, Tanzania. Deo holds a Bachelor of Law degree with Honours from the University of Dar es Salaam and a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge. Deo is a member of the Tanganyika Law Society and the East African Law Society.

Peter Spora

Mr. Peter Spora is Head of Discovery of Acacia Mining PLC. He joined Acacia in March 2010 having previously been employed by Barrick, where he served as Principal Geologist, Africa, from 2006 to 2008 and Exploration Manager, Africa, from 2008 to 2010. Peter has over 19 years of experience as a geologist in Australia and Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geology degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (‘AusIMM’), a member of the Tanzanian Chamber of Minerals and Energy, and is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists.

Charlie Ritchie

Mr. Charlie Ritchie is Company Secretary, Head of Legal & 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Peter Tomsett

Mr. Peter W. Tomsett is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Acacia Mining PLC., since April 29, 2013. He has a wide range of technical, operational and senior management experience in the mining industry. He spent 20 years with Placer Dome Inc. in a number of senior roles, culminating in serving as President and Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition in 2006. He has been a Director of the Minerals Council of Australia, the World Gold Council and the International Council for Mining & Metals. Mr Tomsett has considerable board-level experience in the resources sector. He served as Non-Executive Chairman of Equinox Minerals until its acquisition in 2011 and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Silver Standard Resources Inc.

Giles Blackham