Monday, 02 March 2015

Appointment of John MacKenzie as an independent Non - Executive Director

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.