Directors & Senior Management

Patrick Meier

Non-Executive Chairman
Patrick was appointed Non-Executive Director in April 2015 and assumed  the role of Non-Executive Chairman at the conclusion of the 2017 AGM.  Mr. Meier has over 30 years of experience in investment banking with specialist knowledge of the mining sector. He has an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. Mr. Meier headed up the investment banking activities for RBC Capital Markets in Europe and Asia and drove a major expansion of RBC’s European presence. Prior to this role, he headed up RBC’s activities in the Metals and Mining sector in Europe, Africa and Asia for many years, and continues to enjoy strong relationships within  the sector. Mr. Meier also served as a Director on the Board of RBC’s main operating subsidiary in Europe. In addition to his role at Anglo Pacific  Mr. Meier acts as a Non-Executive Director of Firestone Diamonds plc and as a Senior Adviser to Bacchus Capital Advisers, an advisory boutique and in various other advisory roles from time to time.

 

Committee Chair: Nomination Committee

Julian Treger

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Julian joined the Group as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 21 October 2013. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard University. He began his career working for Lord Rothschild as an in-house corporate financier, managing a portfolio of public and private equity investments before co-founding Active Value Advisors Ltd. to invest in undervalued, predominantly UK-listed companies, where he advised on more than US$900.0m of funds over a 12-year period. He currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Audley Capital Advisors LLP, an investment advisory firm, which he co-founded in 2005, which specialises in managing value-orientated, special situations investment strategies through hedge fund and co-investment vehicles, with a  principal focus on the natural resources sector. Mr. Treger holds external non-executive directorships with Mantos Copper S.A., EBT Digital Communications Retail Group, Broadwell Capital and Ilari Exploration  OY for which he earned fees during the year. These directorships do not affect Mr. Treger’s ability to perform his role as CEO of the Company,  as they form part of his 10% time commitment outside Anglo Pacific.

 

Committee Member: Sustainability Committee

Robert Stan

Non-Executive Director
Robert was appointed Non-Executive Director in February 2014. He has a B.Comm from the University of Saskatchewan and has over 40 years’ experience in mining and resource development. He held several senior positions with Fording Coal Limited, Westar Mining Ltd. and TECK Corporation before becoming a founding shareholder and director of publicly quoted Grande Cache Coal Corporation (‘GCC’), an Alberta-based metallurgical coal mining company. At GCC, he served as President, CEO and Director from 2001 to 2012 and in 2012 negotiated the sale of the company to an Asian-backed strategic investor consortium (Winsway Coking Coal and Marubeni Corp) for US$1.0bn. Mr. Stan served two terms as Chairman of the Coal Association of Canada Board of Directors, was a board member of the International Energy Agency’s Coal Industry Advisory Board and represented the mining industry on the Alberta Economic Development Agency. He currently serves on the board of several private companies, including Quantex Resources Ltd, Lighthouse Resources Inc., CanWhite Sands Corp. and Spruce Bluff Resources Ltd.

 

Committee Member: Audit Committee, Nomination Committee,  Remuneration Committee

Vanessa Dennett

Non-Executive Director
Vanessa was appointed Non-Executive Director in November 2018. She has over 28 years’ experience as an international lawyer, most recently as Senior Legal Counsel at Anglo American PLC where she specialised in acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures in multiple commodities and jurisdictions as well as leading teams of lawyers based in the mining operations in various different jurisdictions. Prior to that she was a consultant in London at international law firm Hogan Lovells (then Lovells) and a Partner in Johannesburg at Webber Wentzel, a leading South African law firm with a long history of acting for mining clients. Ms. Dennett has  a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of KwaZulu – Natal, South Africa (then University of Natal) and a Master of Laws from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising) and as an attorney, notary and conveyancer (also non-practising) in South Africa.

 

Committee Chair: Remuneration Committee
Committee Member: Audit Committee,  Nomination Committee, Sustainability Committee

Graeme Dacomb

Non-Executive Director
Graeme was appointed Non-Executive Director in November 2019.  He was a partner at Ernst and Young for 26 years where, for his last  12 years, he was a lead partner in the extractive industry, responsible  for coordinating the provision of a full suite of services to multinational mining and oil and gas clients including Xstrata, Fresnillo, and BP across  a broad range of countries including emerging markets. In addition to  audit services, Graeme provided critical advice for his clients on corporate governance structures, risk management, acquisitions, disposals and financial systems and controls. From 2011 to 2018, Mr. Dacomb was  a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel. Mr. Dacomb was appointed a non-executive director of Ferrexpo plc with effect from  10 June 2019.

 

Committee Chair: Audit Committee
Committee Member: Remuneration Committee,  Nomination Committee

Jim Rutherford

Non-Executive Director
Jim was appointed Non-Executive Director in October 2019. He is also  the Group’s Senior Independent Director. He has over 25 years’ experience in investment banking and investment management. Mr. Rutherford  has extensive international experience, and contributes to the Board considerable financial insight from the perspective of the capital markets and a deep understanding of the mining industry. Mr. Rutherford was appointed a non-executive director of GT Gold Corp with effect from  11 October 2019 and deputy non-executive Chairman of Centamin plc  with effect from 1 January 2020. Since November 2013, Mr. Rutherford has served as a non-executive director of Anglo American plc and until September 2018, was chairman of Dalradian Resources Inc. Between 1997 and 2013, he was a senior vice president of Capital International Investors, a division of Capital Group, and had responsibility for investments in the mining and metals industry. Prior to joining Capital Group, Mr. Rutherford was an investment analyst covering the South American mining and metals industry for HSBC James Capel in New York.

 

Senior Independent Director
Committee Chair: Sustainability Committee
Committee Member: Remuneration Committee,  Nomination Committee, Audit Committee

Kevin Flynn

Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Kevin joined Anglo Pacific as Chief Financial Officer in January 2012, and was appointed Executive Director in January 2020. He sits on the Executive Committee. Mr. Flynn is a Chartered Accountant with over 18 years of experience of corporate finance both in practice and in the London listed market, most recently in senior roles within FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 real estate businesses. In his time with Anglo Pacific he has originated and negotiated all of the Group’s borrowing facilities and played a leading  role in raising equity. Mr. Flynn is involved in all investment decisions, specifically in relation to structuring and tax. He also acts as Company Secretary and advises the Board on regulatory and governance matters