Skills, experience, and contribution

A mining engineer with a degree from the Camborne School of Mines, Robert 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 natural resources industry for 28 years primarily in frontier and emerging markets, advising the managements of numerous companies on a range of industrial issues.  Robert brings to Chaarat his 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.

Board committees

Robert chairs the Board’s Remuneration Committee and is a member of its ESG, Technical, and Nominations Committees.

External commitments

Robert is currently an independent non-executive director and a member of the corporate governance, remuneration, and audit committees of PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel and an adviser to several private natural resource companies.