Board of Directors

Finn Behnken

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Board appointment date
13 May 2008

Committee membership
Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration, Nominations, and Health, Safety, Environmental and Community Committees.

Skills and experience
Finn specialised in mining finance and spent ten years with South Africa’s Nedbank Ltd, where he served as a Non-Executive Director to some of the bank’s mining investments. In 2006, he moved to London to develop Nedbank’s international business. Finn joined Pallinghurst Advisors LLP in October 2007 and was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Gemfields and Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining (Pty) Limited (Tshipi) in 2008. In 2011, he commenced full time employment as Chief Executive Officer
of Tshipi and oversaw the construction of a new US$200 million manganese mine in South Africa. With Tshipi achieving stable production, he stepped down from Tshipi in order to explore other interests in the resources sector. Finn graduated as a mining engineer from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1994, having worked in coal and gold mining.

External appointments
Finn is presently representing Auramet Trading LLC in Africa. Auramet is a United States precious metal merchant.