Our Team

Josef El-Raghy

Director since 26 August 2002 

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.

Andrew Pardey

Chief Executive Officer
Director since 1 February 2015

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).

Gordon Edward Haslam

Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Director since 23 March 2011

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 since 1 May 2004 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).

Trevor Schultz

Non-Executive Director from 1 May 2014
Executive Director of Operations since 20 May 2008 

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. 

Mark Bankes

Independent Non-Executive Director
Director since 24 February 2011

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.

Mark Arnesen

Independent Non-Executive Director
Director since 24 February 2011

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.  He is currently the sole director of ARM Advisors Proprietary Limited and has also been on the board of Gulf Industrials Limited.

Kevin Tomlinson

Independent Non-Executive Director
Director since 17 January 2012

Kevin Tomlinson was previously Managing Director of Investment Banking at Westwind Partners/Stifel Nicolaus Weisel where he advised a number of gold, base metal and nickel companies, including Centamin.

Kevin holds a Master of Science degree in geology from the University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. He began his career as a geologist 30 years ago and has worked with various Australian and Canadian‑based natural resources companies, where he has held the positions of Chief Executive Officer, and Exploration Manager. 

Pierre Louw

Chief Financial Officer

Pierre is a senior manager with broad hands-on experience gained over the past 25 years within the mining Industry in both major and mid-tier gold and copper producing companies. He has a National Diploma in Financial Accounting from the University of Johannesburg and is a member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants. Pierre has extensive international experience having worked in Tanzania, Australia, Zambia and his native South Africa. His professional experience include working at AngloGold Ashanti, Equinox and JCI.

Youssef El-Raghy

General Manager – Egyptian Operations

As an officer graduate of the Egyptian Police Academy, Youssef El-Raghy held senior management roles within the Egyptian Police force for a period in excess of ten years, having attained the rank of captain, prior to joining Centamin. Mr El-Raghy has extensive contacts within the government and industry and maintains excellent working relationships with all of the Company's stakeholders within Egypt.

Andy Davidson

Head of Investor Relations

Prior to joining Centamin in August 2012 Andy Davidson worked for nine years as a mining analyst, including three years as an equity research Director at the London-based investment bank Numis Securities.  Before this, Mr Davidson was a senior exploration geologist within the mining industry, including six years with Ashanti Goldfields closely involved in the discovery and development of the world-class Geita project in Tanzania.  Mr Davidson holds an MSc in Mineral Project Appraisal from the Royal School of Mines and a First Class Honours degree in Geology.  He is also a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining.

Richard Osman

Business Development Manager

Richard Osman is a geologist and holds a Master’s degree in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines. He has over 16 years’ experience in the mining industry, having worked in exploration, open pit mining and the evaluation of mineral properties internationally. Richard previously worked at the Company’s Sukari mine in Egypt for over twelve years in exploration, resource development and as open pit mine manager. Prior to this Richard was employed for five years at the Big Bell operation in Western Australia owned by Harmony Gold.

Lynne Gregory

General Counsel

Before joining Centamin, Lynne was Legal Director at Charles Russell LLP, prior to which Lynne was a solicitor at top law firms in London, Allen & Overy and Baker & McKenzie.  Lynne has worked for over 20 years as a lawyer specialising in complex international commercial litigation and arbitration  for corporate clients in a variety of sectors.  Lynne holds a degree in law from University College London as well as professional qualifications from the College of Law.

Darren Le Masurier

Company Secretary

Darren Le Masurier is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has over 15 years’ experience in corporate administration, governance and offshore regulation in Jersey.  

Prior to joining Centamin, Darren worked at the fiduciary and law firm Ogier in Jersey for over ten years, providing professional company secretarial, accounting, administration and director services for a diverse range of corporate clients and structures.