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The Board

The Board consists of the Chairman, Eduardo Hochschild, the CEO, Ignacio Bustamante, and six Non-Executive Directors: Jorge Born Jr., Graham Birch, Michael Rawlinson, Eileen Kamerick, Sanjay Sarma and Dionisio Romero Paoletti. Michael Rawlinson is the Senior Independent Director.


Eduardo Hochschild

Chairman

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Dr Graham Birch

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Jorge Born Jr.

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Ignacio Bustamante

Chief Executive Officer

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Jill Gardiner

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Eileen Kamerick

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Michael Rawlinson

Senior Independent Director

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Dionisio Romero Paoletti

Non-Executive Director

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Sanjay Sarma

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Raj Bhasin

Company Secretary

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Eduardo Hochschild
Chairman
Joined the Group in 1987 and appointed Chairman in 2006.

Key skills and competencies
- Over 30 years’ involvement with the Group
- Extensive board experience of companies in Latin America
- Proven ability to implement long-term strategies in both the non-profit and corporate sectors

Current external appointments
Commercial: Cementos Pacasmayo S.A.A. (Chairman), Non-Executive Director of Banco de Credito del Peru.
Non-profit: UTEC (Chairman), TECSUP, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima (Chairman), Conferencia Episcopal Peruana.

Previous experience
Eduardo joined the Hochschild Group in 1987 as Safety Assistant at the Arcata unit, becoming Head of the Hochschild Mining Group in 1998. Eduardo is the Company’s majority shareholder with a c.50% interest.

Committee membership
Nomination

Ignacio Bustamante
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed to the Board in 2010.

Key skills and competencies
- Significant operational experience
- Extensive knowledge of financial and general management
- Strong leadership skills

Current external appointments
Commercial: Non-Executive Director of Profuturo AFP and Scotiabank Peru S.A.A.

Previous experience
Ignacio previously served as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of the Group’s Peruvian operations. Between 1998 and 2003, Ignacio served as Chief Financial Officer of Cementos Pacasmayo S.A.A., an affiliate of the Company, and as a Board member from 2003 to 2007.

Committee membership
Sustainability

Jill Gardiner
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in August 2020.

Key skills and competencies
- Corporate Finance, strategy and M&A
- Extensive experience on listed company boards
- Governance of executive compensation

Current external appointments
Commercial: Chair of Trevali Mining Corporation and Non-Executive Director of Capital Power Corporation
Non-profit: ARC Foundation (Chair)

Previous experience
Jill has been a professional corporate director since 2010 having previously spent over 20 years in the investment banking industry. She held a number of senior leadership roles at RBC Capital Markets and provided strategic M&A advice to, and helped raise capital for, corporations with a focus on the power, pipeline, infrastructure, and certain commodity related industries. She also formerly held positions at an energy regulation board and as a university lecturer in corporate finance and human resource management.

Committee membership
Audit, Nomination, Remuneration

Dr Graham Birch
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in July 2011. Designated Non-Executive Director for workforce engagement.

Key skills and competencies
- Geology (PhD from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London)
- Extensive knowledge of the operational and technical aspects of mining
- In-depth knowledge of the precious metals sector

Current external appointments
Commercial: Non-Executive Director of Sprott Inc
Non-profit: Lawes Agricultural Trust.

Previous experience
Graham started his 25-year career as a mining equity analyst and then as a portfolio manager in the mining and gold sectors. He was subsequently appointed a Director of BlackRock Commodities Investment Trust plc and acted as manager of BlackRock’s World Mining Trust and Gold and General Unit Trust.

Committee membership
Nomination, Sustainability

Dionisio Romero Paoletti
Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in January 2018.

Key skills and competencies
- Extensive experience of managing international businesses in Latin America
- In-depth knowledge of regional macro-economic issues
- Corporate finance

Current external appointments
Commercial: Executive Chairman of Credicorp and its subsidiary, Banco de Credito del Peru, Peru’s largest bank. Dionisio sits on the boards of numerous Credicorp Group and Grupo Romero controlled companies as well as TSX-listed Sierra Metals Inc.
Non-profit: Fundacion Romero.

Previous experience
Dionisio served as the Chief Executive Officer of Credicorp between 2009 and 2018.

Committee membership
Nomination

Jorge Born Jr.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in 2006.

Key skills and competencies
- Extensive experience of managing international businesses
- Deep understanding of sociopolitical issues in Latin America
- Corporate finance

Current external appointments
Commercial: Consult & Co. (President and CEO), Caldenes S.A., Dufry AG (Deputy Chairman).
Non-profit: Bunge and Born Charitable Foundation (President).

Previous experience
Jorge served as a Director and Deputy Chairman of international agribusiness, Bunge between 2001 and 2010. He previously served as Head of European operations and Head of the UK operations.

Committee membership
Nomination

Michael Rawlinson
Senior Independent Director
Appointed to the Board in 2016 and as Senior Independent Director in January 2018.

Key skills and competencies
- Significant knowledge of the mining sector
- Corporate finance, strategy and M&A
- Listed company governance

Current external appointments
Commercial: Non-Executive Director of Capital Drilling Limited and Adriatic Metals plc

Previous experience
Michael’s career of over 20 years culminated in his role as Global Co-Head of Mining and Metals at Barclays Investment Bank. Before that, he was one of the co-founding directors at boutique investment bank, Liberum Capital having worked as a corporate financier and equity research analyst covering the mining sector at JP Morgan, Cazenove and Flemings.

Committee membership
Audit, Nomination, Remuneration, Sustainability

Eileen Kamerick
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in November 2016.

Key skills and competencies
- Strong background in audit and financial reporting
- Extensive experience on listed company boards
- In-depth knowledge of corporate governance/finance

Current external appointments
Commercial: Associated Banc-Corp. (Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee), Legg Mason Closed End Mutual Funds (Chair of the Audit Committee), AIG Funds and Anchor Series Trust (Audit Committee Financial Expert).
Non-profit: Eckerd Connects.

Previous experience
Eileen spent the majority of her career in senior financial roles and as CFO in the oil & gas and mining sectors. She has an MBA in Finance and International Business and is a Board Leadership Fellow of the US National Association of Corporate Directors.

Committee membership
Audit, Nomination, Remuneration

Sanjay Sarma
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in January 2017.

Key skills and competencies
- Application of technology in business
- Emerging trends in the resources sector
- Extensive knowledge of management theory to facilitate organisational change

Current external appointments
Sanjay is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (‘MIT’) and Vice President for Open Learning at MIT.
Commercial: Top Flight Technologies.
Non-profit: G1S US and edX, the entity set up by MIT and Harvard to facilitate the distribution of free online education worldwide.

Previous experience
Sanjay was the founder and Chief Technology Officer of OATSystems (subsequently acquired by Checkpoint Systems) and has worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services.

Committee membership
Nomination, Sustainability

Raj Bhasin
Company Secretary
Joined the Group and appointed Company Secretary in 2007.

Key skills and competencies
Raj is a solicitor and Chartered Secretary with over 20 years’ experience in FTSE-listed companies. He has significant experience in corporate and commercial law.

Previous experience
Raj previously served as Deputy Company Secretary and Commercial Counsel at Burberry Group plc.