Board of Directors

  • Christopher L Coleman


    Christopher is head of banking and a director of NM Rothschild & Sons Limited. He is also chairman of Rothschild Bank International in the Channel Islands and serves on a number of other boards and committees of the Rothschild Group, which he joined in 1989. A BSc (Econ) graduate from the London School of Economics, he was a non-executive director of the Merchant Bank of Central Africa from 2001 to 2008. He is a non-executive director of Papa John’s International Inc.
  • Mark Bristow


    Mark has been the chief executive since the incorporation of Randgold, which was founded on his pioneering exploration work in West Africa. He has subsequently led the company’s growth through the discovery and development of world class assets into a major international gold mining business. Mark has also played a significant part in promoting the emergence of a sustainable mining industry in Africa. A geologist with a PhD from Natal University, South Africa, he has held board positions at a number of global mining companies and is currently the non-executive chairman of Rockwell Diamonds Inc.
  • Graham Shuttleworth


    Graham joined Randgold as chief financial officer and finance director in July 2007 but has been associated with the company since its inception, initially as part of its management team involved in listing the company on the London Stock Exchange in 1997, and subsequently as an advisor. A chartered accountant, Graham was a managing director and the New York based head of metals and mining for the Americas in the global investment banking division of HSBC before taking up his current position at Randgold. Graham is a graduate of the University of Cape Town with a bachelor of commerce degree and an honours degree from the University of South Africa.
  • Jamil Kassum


    Jamil is a former World Bank vice president for the East Asia and Pacific region. Before that, he had a 25 year career with the International Finance Corporation. He sits on the board of PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance, Thien Minh Group and Khan Bank. A Tanzanian national based in the USA, he now provides strategic advice to international financial institutions and governments. He was educated at Oxford University and holds an MBA from Harvard University.
  • Kadri Dagdelen


    A professor and previously the head of the department of mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, USA, Kadri began his professional career as a mining engineer at Homestake Mining Co (now Barrick Gold Corporation) and was the technical services manager when he left for academia in 1992. With a PhD in mining engineering and a ME in geostatistics, Kadri has been involved in numerous research and consulting projects worldwide. He also served on the board of directors of the Society of Mining, Exploration and Metallurgy in the USA for six years and has chaired other professional societies that support the mining industry.
  • Andrew J Quinn


    Andrew retired at the end of 2011 from his position as head of mining investment banking for Europe and Africa at CIBC after 15 years in the role and more than 35 years’ experience of the mining industry. With a BSc (Hons) in mineral exploitation (mining engineering) from Cardiff University, Andrew began his career in Anglo American’s gold division in 1975, holding various management and technical positions in South Africa, and worked briefly for Greenbushes Tin in Australia before joining The Mining Journal in 1982 as editor of its gold publications. In 1984 he entered the financial services industry joining James Capel (later HSBC Investment Banking) and then joining CIBC in 1996.
  • Jeanine Mabunda Lioko


    Jeanine has spent a number of years working in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s finance industry including with Citi Group and as an advisor to the Governor of Banque Centrale du Congo. A former Minister of Portfolio of the DRC, a position which she held for over five years, she is now a serving member of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Congo, representing the Equateur Province. Jeanine is also a special advisor to the DRC government to prevent violence against women and the recruitment of children for war. She was educated in Brussels, Belgium, and holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Louvain and a postgraduate degree in commercial science from the ICHEC Brussels Management School.
  • Safiatou F Ba-N'Daw

    Independent non-executive director 8

    A Harvard University MBA graduate, Safiatou spent 12 years with the World Bank as a senior financial specialist for the South Asia region, following which she was appointed Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Energy, a position she held until 2000. Safiatou was subsequently appointed a director of the United Nation’s Development Programme for South-South Cooperation (formerly the Special Unit: Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries) until 2004 when she was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire. She is a managing partner of Alizes Consultants, an international consulting services firm, and deputy chairperson of Niger Omega, a Nigerian and London based oil and gas services company.
  • Olivia Kirtley

    Independent non-executive director 4

    Olivia was educated in the United States, and holds a BS Accounting degree from Florida Southern College and a Masters degree in Taxation from Georgia State University. After spending seven years with Ernst & Young, she was appointed firstly Vice-President, then Treasurer and then CFO of the Vermont American Corporation a position she held for 10 years. Olivia is currently a non-executive director of US Bancorp and Papa John’s International, Inc. where she serves on various board committees. She is also the immediate past chairman and president of the International Federation of Accountants and past council member of the International Integrated Reporting Council, and is a former chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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