Past roles
A mining engineer with a degree from the Camborne School of Mines, Mr Edwards is the former chairman of Global Mining at Renaissance Capital and has also worked for HSBC and the Royal Bank of Canada. He has worked in the global natural resources industry for 27 years, primarily in frontier and emerging markets, advising the managements of numerous companies on a range of industrial issues. As well as bringing deep sector knowledge, he has played a central role on multiple IPOs, capital raisings and M&A transactions.

Brings to the Board
A deep sector knowledge of the FSU mining sector. Robert has played a central role in multiple IPOs, capital raisings and M&A transactions and is a well-known figure across the global mining investor base.

Mr Edwards chairs Chaarat’s Remuneration Committee and is a member of each of its Technical, HSEC and Nominations Committees.

Other commitments (non executive)
Mr Edwards is currently an independent non-executive director and member of the audit and corporate governance and remuneration committees of PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, and an adviser to several private natural resource companies. Mr Edwards also holds a number of other directorships.