Nick has over 40 years of mining experience, including 16 years spent within senior management positions in production and technical services in South Africa, Ghana and Saudi Arabia. Nick served as Managing Director of Oriel Resources until its acquisition by OAO Mechel for $1.5 billion in 2008. In addition, Nick was Managing Director at Wardell Armstrong International, where he managed numerous multidisciplinary consulting projects in the resource sector. He is a graduate of Camborne School of Mines and a Chartered Engineer. In 2013, Nick was named CEO of the year at the Mining Journal outstanding achievements awards. He joined CAML in 2009 as Chief Executive Officer prior to the Company’s IPO in 2010, and assumed the role of Chairman in June 2016. He joined the Board of Caledonia Mining as a Non-Executive Director in September 2019.
Chief Executive Officer
Nigel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and was formerly a Royal Naval Officer in the Fleet Air Arm. Upon leaving the Royal Navy, he qualified with KPMG where he stayed for a further three years before leaving to work in commerce. He worked for six years in management with British Airways before leaving in 2002. He joined CAML in 2007, became CFO of the Group in 2009 and has been instrumental in developing the business. In April 2018, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Chief Financial Officer
Gavin holds post-graduate degrees in geology and finance and has been involved in the mining sector for 21 years. His career in industry began at Anglo American in the New Mining Business Division. He spent 10 years in the investment banking sector focusing on equity and debt financing for junior and major mining clients of Barclays Capital and Investec. Since 2011, he has worked with junior mining companies arranging finance and providing corporate advisory services before joining CAML in June 2014 as Business Development Director. In April 2018, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer.
Nigel is currently Chief Executive of Hotchkis and Wiley Ltd. Previously he was Chairman of Lloyds Investment Managers between 1986 and 1990 before becoming a Director of Mercury Asset Management and later a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He is also a Director of Borders & Southern Petroleum and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Robert became a member of the London Stock Exchange in 1967 and was Managing Director and Head of Oil and Gas at Canaccord Europe. During his career in the city of London, he was a Director of Vickers da Costa and Schroders Securities and Head of Corporate Sales at SG Securities (London) Limited. He is a co-founder of Salamander Energy and has previously served as a Non- Executive Director of that company. He has also served as Non-Executive Director of SOCO International. He is a founder shareholder of the company.
Chairman of the Audit Committee
David is a chartered accountant. He has extensive experience across the natural resources sector. He also has wide experience geographically in Europe, Asia and Africa and on international as well as UK stock exchanges. David also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Sunrise Resources and Tigers Realm Coal. He was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Oriel Resources. David joined CAML in June 2014.
Dr Gillian Davidson,
Chair of the Sustainability Committee
Gillian has over 20 years of sustainability experience in the extractives and natural resources sectors. She is an independent sustainability advisor and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board of New Gold. She is also Chair of International Women in Mining. Gillian was, until 2017, Head of Mining & Metals at the World Economic Forum, leading global and regional initiatives for responsible and sustainable development. Prior to this, she was Director of Social Responsibility at Teck Resources. She has previously held senior roles in mining companies, government, academia and consultancy. Gillian holds an MA (Hons) in Geography from the University of Glasgow, a PhD in Development Economics and Economic Geography from the University of Liverpool and is an alumnus of the Governor General of Canada’s Leadership Conference.
Roger, a Chartered Engineer, has over 45 years of experience in the international mining industry. He is also a non-executive director of a number of other companies in the mining sector quoted on AIM and the Main Market, namely Atalaya Mining where he serves as Chairman, Tharisa and Highfield Resources. Until 2010, he was an Assistant Director and the Senior Mining Engineer at N. M. Rothschild in the mining and metals project finance team. Previously, he held senior management and director level roles in mining companies in South America and Africa as well as the UK, covering the financing, development and operation of underground and surface mining operations. Roger joined the Company in December 2015.
Nurlan is a Kazakh national. He has extensive experience in capital markets and has held positions at UBS and RBS. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Zerde National Infocommunication Holding. Most recently, he was CEO of SPK Astana, a Kazakh regional development institution. He has previously held a number of positions in the Kazakhstan resource sector for Kazatomprom, Tau-Ken Samruk (the national mining company), Chambishi Metals and ENRC. He holds bachelor and master’s degrees in economics from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations. Nurlan joined the Company in October 2011.
Mike has 35 years of investment management experience, most recently as a Fund Manager at BlackRock and, previously, he worked in private equity for 3I Group. He has a degree in geography from the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) prior to commencing his investment management career. He is also a non-executive director of Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc.