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The Board

The Board consists of the Chairman, Eduardo Hochschild, the CEO: Ignacio Bustamante, and seven Non-Executive Directors: Jorge Born Jr., Nicolas Hochschild, Michael Rawlinson, Jill Gardiner, Eileen Kamerick, Tracey Kerr and Mike Sylvestre. Michael Rawlinson is the Senior Independent Director.


Eduardo Hochschild

Chairman

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Raj Bhasin

Company Secretary

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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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Nicolas Hochschild

Non-Executive Director

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Eileen Kamerick

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Tracey Kerr

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Michael Rawlinson

Senior Independent Director

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Mike Sylvestre

Independent Non-Executive Director

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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 largest shareholder with a c.38% 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 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

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

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) and ACV Auctions Inc.
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, Sustainability

Tracey Kerr
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in December 2021.

Key skills and competencies
- Extensive experience of managing sustainability in mining
- Geology having overseen global exploration activities
- UK listed company governance

Previous experience
Tracey spent almost 10 years working for Anglo American plc, most recently as the Group Head of Sustainable Development (Sept 2020 to April 2021) having previously also been accountable for safety, operational risk management and sustainable development across the Anglo American group (Jan 2016 to August 2020). Prior to working in sustainability, Tracey worked as a geologist where, between July 2008 and August 2011, she oversaw Vale’s exploration activities in the Americas and subsequently joined Anglo American as Group Head of Exploration where she was responsible for exploration activities in 15 countries. Tracey served as a Non-Executive Director of Polymetal International plc from January 2018 to March 2022 where she also chaired the Safety and Sustainability Committee and was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Committee membership
Sustainability, Remuneration, Nomination

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.

Nicolas Hochschild
Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in May 2022 as a nominee of the Company’s largest shareholder, Pelham Investment Corporation, which is controlled by Eduardo Hochschild.

Key skills and competencies
- Mergers & Acquisitions

Previous experience
Nicolas is a Mergers & Acquisitions Senior Analyst for Forum Brands, a New-York based e-commerce business. Nicolas holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Management Science and Engineering, both from Stanford University.

Committee membership
Nomination

Mike Sylvestre
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in May 2022.

Key skills and competencies
- Extensive experience of managing mining operations
- In-depth knowledge of the Canadian market, a key mining hub
- Mining Engineering (B.Sc and M.Sc. from McGill University and Queen’s University respectively)

Current external appointments
Commercial: Senior Vice President, Operations, at Kinross Gold Corp and a Non-Executive Director of TSX-listed Nickel Creek Platinum Corp.

Previous experience
Mike served as a Director and Interim CEO of TSX-listed Claude Resources Inc. Mike spent a significant portion of his career with Vale Canada (formerly Inco Ltd) where he held key senior management positions domestically and internationally. Most notably, he held the position of CEO New Caledonia and President, Manitoba Operations. He previously served as Vice President of Operations for PT Vale Indonesia. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) in partnership with the Rotman School of Management.

Committee membership
Nomination, Sustainability

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