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About Us

Our Team

The role of Centamin's Board is to act as guardian of the Company and the growth strategy.

The Board's main responsibilities are to develop, review and monitor the Company's long term business strategies and provide strategic direction to management.

Our Team

Josef El-Raghy


Josef El-Raghy has been responsible for...

Josef El-Raghy has been responsible for overseeing the transition of the Company from small explorer, through construction and into production.

Josef holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Western Australia and had a ten year career in stock broking. He was formerly a director of both CIBC Wood Gundy and Paterson Ord Minnett. His expertise in international capital markets has greatly assisted the Company in its fundraising and development activities.

Director since 26 August 2002

Andrew Pardey

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Pardey was appointed CEO and...

Andrew Pardey was appointed CEO and director of the Board of Centamin plc on 1 February 2015. Mr Pardey served as General Manager-Operations at the Sukari Gold Mine before his previous appointment as Chief Operating Officer in May 2012. He was a major driving force in bringing Sukari into production, having joined during the mine's construction phase and was instrumental in the successful transition of the operation through construction and into production.

Andrew holds a BSc in Geology and has over 25 years' experience in the mining and exploration industry, having previously held senior positions in Africa, Australia and other parts of the world with Guinor Gold Corporation, AngloGold Ashanti and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM).

Director since 1 February 2015

Gordon Edward Haslam

Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

In addition to his role as...

In addition to his role as senior independent director, Edward Haslam undertakes certain additional governance functions, as Josef El-Raghy is an Executive Chairman. Edward’s title was changed in 2015 to Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director to take account of his responsibilities.

Edward has been non executive Director (and Chairman from June 2007 to April 2012) of the LSE listed Talvivaara plc (since 1 June 2007) and from 1 May 2004 to April 2016 has been a Non-Executive Director of Aquarius Platinum Ltd. In 1981, Edward joined Lonmin, he was appointed a director in 1999 and Chief Executive Officer in November 2000 before retiring in April 2004. Edward is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (UK).

Director since 23 March 2011

Trevor Schultz

Non-Executive Director from 1 May 2014

Trevor Schultz has made an invaluable...

Trevor Schultz has made an invaluable contribution to the establishment of Sukari as a globally significant gold mining operation, and in particular for his recent role in overseeing the construction of the Stage 4 process plant.

With more than 40 years' experience at executive and board level, Trevor Schultz has a Masters Degree in Economics from Cambridge University, a Masters of Science degree in mining from the Witwatersrand University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Executive Director of Operations since 20 May 2008

Mark Bankes

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Bankes is an international corporate...

Mark Bankes is an international corporate finance lawyer. Mark specialises in international securities, mining policy and agreements, mergers and acquisitions and international restructurings for the resource sector.

Mark has an MA from Cambridge University and joined Norton Rose in 1984. He worked in both London and Hong Kong and was a partner at Norton Rose LLP from 1994 to 2007 before starting his own business, Bankes Consulting EURL, in October 2007.

Director since 24 February 2011

Mark Arnesen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Arnesen has extensive expertise in...

Mark Arnesen has extensive expertise in the structuring and negotiation of finance for major resource projects.

Mark is a chartered accountant with over 20 years' experience in the resources industry and holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. Mark was appointed CEO of ASX listed Regal Resources Limited in August 2016 and is also the sole director of ARM Advisors Proprietary Limited.  He has also served on the board of Gulf Industrials Limited.

Director since 24 February 2011