KAZ Minerals PLC (“KAZ Minerals”) today announces the appointment of John MacKenzie as an independent non-executive Director with effect from 1 March 2015. John will become a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and the Projects Assurance Committee.
John is a senior mining executive with more than 23 years’ experience in the metals and mining sector acquired with the Anglo American group where he was CEO of Zinc from 2006 to 2009 and CEO of Copper from 2009 to 2013. Since 2013, John has been CEO of Mining at Audley Capital Advisors, identifying potential private equity opportunities in the mining sector. John brings extensive international operating experience to the Board, gained in Africa, South America, North America and Europe.
Simon Heale, non-executive Chairman, said: “I am pleased to welcome John MacKenzie to the Board at this important time for the Group following the recent Group restructuring. As the former CEO of Copper at Anglo American, John brings extensive experience of the copper mining industry and we look forward to him joining us.”
There are no further details that are required to be disclosed in respect of the appointment of John MacKenzie under LR9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.