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Appointed a Randgold non-executive director in 1998 and chairman in 2004, his experience in corporate and project finance with UBS, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank spans 30 years, mainly in the minerals business and in Africa. Previously a director of the Oil, Gas and Mining Department of the IFC, he served as managing director of the Global Natural Resources Fund from 2000 to 2003. Now an independent consultant and a promoter of mining and energy investments, he is also a director of CellMark AB of Sweden and serves on the board of trustees of the Rochambeau Foundation in Washington DC, USA.
D Mark Bristow
Chief executive since the incorporation of Randgold, which was founded on his pioneering exploration work in West Africa. Has subsequently led the company’s growth through the discovery and development of world-class assets into a major gold mining business and one of the 100 largest companies on the London Stock Exchange. 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 a non-executive director of Rockwell Diamonds Inc.
Financial Director and Chief Financial Officer
Joined Randgold as chief financial officer and financial director in July 2007 after being associated with the company since its inception, initially as part of the management team involved in listing the company on the LSE in 1997, and subsequently as an advisor. A chartered accountant, he 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. At HSBC, he led or was involved in a wide range of major mining industry transactions, including Randgold’s NASDAQ listing and subsequent equity offerings.
Norbone P Cole Jr
Senior Independent Non-Executive §*
Started working for the Coca-Cola Company as a fi eld representative in the USA in 1966 and advanced steadily through the organisation, becoming chief executive of Coca-Cola Amatil in Australia in 1994, a position he held until 1998. Under his leadership, Coca-Cola Amatil grew into the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world. Now based in San Antonio, Texas, he serves on the boards of a number of US companies including Papa John’s International Inc. Became a director of Randgold in May 2006.
Christopher L Coleman
Independent Non-Executive *^$
Co-head of banking and treasury and a managing director of Rothschild, 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 served as a non-executive director of the Merchant Bank of Central Africa from 2001 to 2008. Was appointed to the Randgold board in November 2008.
Independent Non-Executive ^
A professor and head of the Department of Mining Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, USA, he 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 an ME in Geostatistics he has been involved in numerous research and consulting projects worldwide, also serving on the board of directors of the Society of Mining, Exploration and Metallurgy in the USA for six years and chairing other professional societies that support the mining industry. He joined the Randgold board in January 2010.
Robert I Israel
Currently the managing partner of One Stone Energy Partners, a private equity fund focused on the oil and gas industry, he was previously a partner at Compass Advisers, a transatlantic strategic advisory and private investment fi rm, and before that head of the energy department of Schroder & Co Inc. He holds an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Middlebury College, and his experience in corporate fi nance, especially in the natural resources sector, extends over more than 30 years. Joined the Randgold board in 1997.
Andrew J Quinn^
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. He has more than 37 years’ experience of the mining industry. With a BSc (Hons) in mineral exploitation (mining engineering) from Cardiff University, he 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 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 CIBC. He was appointed to the Randgold board in November 2011.
Independent Non-Executive ~$
A graduate in mineral resources engineering from the Ecole des Mines in Paris, he holds an MBA and a PhD in economics and finance from the University of Chicago. He started his career as a mining engineer in Haiti and subsequently spent 23 years in the World Bank Group in Washington DC, the bulk of these at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where his last position was that of director of global fi nancial markets. Subsequently he was director of the Offi ce of President at the African Development Bank. He was the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Institution from 2005 to 2009, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the African University of Science and Technology. Was appointed to the Randgold board in May 2006.
# Chairman of governance and nomination committee
~ Chairman of audit committee
§ Chairman of remuneration committee
* Member of governance and nomination committee
^ Member of audit committee
$ Member of remuneration committee