Tony Giardini

Tony Giardini

President

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Tony Giardini

President

Tony Giardini joined Ivanhoe Mines as President in May 2019 to oversee the construction and operation of Ivanhoe’s three mine development projects in Southern Africa ─ Kamoa-Kakula, Platreef and Kipushi.

Mr. Giardini has extensive experience as a senior-level finance and mining executive. Prior to joining Ivanhoe Mines, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Toronto-based Kinross Gold, a position he held since December 2012. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Giardini was Chief Financial Officer of the original Ivanhoe Mines (now Turquoise Hill Resources). Prior to that he spent 10 years at Placer Dome where he held a series of senior financial positions, including Vice President and Treasurer.

Mr. Giardini is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant, and spent 12 years with the international accounting firm KPMG before joining Placer Dome.

Marna Cloete

Marna Cloete

Chief Financial Officer

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Marna Cloete

Chief Financial Officer

Marna Cloete started her career in January 2002 with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Metals and Mining Division with a client base that included Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited, Palabora Mining Company (a member of the Rio Tinto Group) and Ingwe Collieries (a subsidiary of the Energy Coal Division of BHP Billiton). She joined Group Five Limited, a large South African listed construction company, in April 2005 where she was responsible for Group Reporting. Ms. Cloete joined Ivanhoe Mines in July 2006 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in December 2009.

Ms. Cloete is a registered Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters Degree from the University of Pretoria in Taxation.

Warwick Morley-Jepson

Warwick Morley-Jepson

Chief Operating Officer

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Warwick Morley-Jepson

Chief Operating Officer

Warwick Morley-Jepson is an experienced mining professional with a track record of increasing responsibility over a 37-year career in mining. He has held executive and management positions in underground and open-pit gold and platinum mining operations, and has undertaken several mine development projects at a senior management level, ultimately holding executive positions in several public, senior global mining companies, including Kinross Gold Corporation.

Mr. Morley-Jepson has spent significant time over the last twenty years working in West and North Africa (Mali, Ghana, Mauritania and Côte d'Ivoire), East Africa (Tanzania), Russia, Kazakhstan, Brazil, USA and Chile.

Dr. Patricia Makhesha

Dr. Patricia Makhesha

Executive Vice President, Sustainability & Public Affairs
Executive Chairperson, Ivanplats

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Dr. Patricia Makhesha

Executive Vice President, Sustainability & Public Affairs
Executive Chairperson, Ivanplats

Dr. Patricia Makhesha joined Ivanhoe’s 64%-owned South African subsidiary, Ivanplats (Pty) Ltd., in September 2014. As Managing Director of Ivanhoe’s Platreef Project, she oversees the development of relationships with diverse communities in the vicinity of the planned Flatreef Mine in South Africa, and manages project relations with a broad group of stakeholders.

She has served on the boards of GlaxoSmithKline, Rand Water Board, Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority, Construction Industry Development Board, South African Broadcasting Corporation and Co-operative Bank Development Agency. She was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MMMS Consulting. Other positions during her 25-year career have included Senior Executive, Transformation and Human Capital Management at South African Forestry Company; Group Corporate Manager with Global Forest Products; Manager of Marketing and Communication at South African banker ABSA Group; and news and current affairs journalist with the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Dr. Makhesha holds a Doctorate and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from MU Business School and has completed executive development programs at the University of Cape Town, Harvard University and WITS business schools.

Louis Watum

Louis Watum

Managing Director, DRC Operations
President of the Board of Directors, Kamoa Copper SA

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Louis Watum

Managing Director, DRC Operations
President of the Board of Directors, Kamoa Copper SA

Louis Watum joined Ivanhoe Mines in December 2014 as Managing Director of the company’s operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In March 2015, he was appointed to the additional role of General Manager, Kamoa Copper SA.

Mr. Watum leads responsibilities for Ivanhoe Mines’ mine development activities now underway at the Kamoa copper discovery and the Kipushi zinc-copper-silver mine, both in the DRC.

Prior to joining Ivanhoe Mines, Mr. Watum spent eight years assuming progressively senior responsibilities in the DRC’s mining sector. Between 2010 and 2014, he successfully led the development and commissioning of Randgold’s Kibali Project, which followed his work on the launch of Moto Gold Mines’ Moto Project from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Watum previously was the Operations Manager at the Yatela Gold Mine in Mali from 2001 to 2005.

Mr. Watum holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Lubumbashi in the DRC.

Dr. David Broughton

Dr. David Broughton

Senior Advisor, Exploration and Geology

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Dr. David Broughton

Senior Advisor, Exploration and Geology

Dr. David Broughton joined Ivanhoe Mines in January 2008 and has overseen Ivanhoe Mines' discovery of two major mineral deposits, Kamoa in the DRC and the Flatreef in South Africa.

Dr. Broughton is recognized as an expert in sediment-hosted copper deposits, and has been a key participant in several discoveries and successful development projects. His professional career began in 1984 in Canada, where he was involved in the mining and exploration for gold and base metals, primarily in the Abitibi greenstone belt. From 1997 to 2000 he was Geology and Project Manager for Cyprus Amax' Kansanshi pre-feasibility project, which became Zambia's largest producing copper mine. From 2000 to 2003 he was part of the AMIRA P544 research team focused on mineralization controls in the Zambian Copperbelt. Following this he worked as a consulting geologist specializing in stratiform copper deposits. Prior to joining Ivanhoe Mines he was Exploration Manager, Sediment-Hosted Copper Deposits for Phelps Dodge Exploration Corp./Freeport Exploration.

While with Ivanhoe, David was co-leader of the Kamoa Discovery team that was the 2015 recipient of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) prestigious Thayer Lindsley Award for International Mineral Discovery, and co-recipient of AME BC's 2016 Colin Spence Award for Excellence in Mineral Exploration, for the discovery of the Flatreef deposit. He was recently awarded the Des Pretorius Memorial Award from the Geological Society of South Africa for lifetime achievement in economic geology.

Dr. Broughton received a BSc. (Hons) and a MSc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, the Geological Association of Canada, and the Geological Society of South Africa.

Martin Bawlf

Martin Bawlf

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Finance

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Martin Bawlf

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Finance

Martin Bawlf joined Ivanhoe Mines in January 2012 to oversee the company’s initial public offering. Since then he has been responsible for the execution of all the company’s major asset and capital markets transactions, including those with CITIC Metal and Zijin Mining.

Mr. Bawlf has extensive capital markets and advisory experience in the metals and mining sector. He joined Ivanhoe Mines after an 11-year career at BMO Capital Markets, where he was a Director, Investment Banking in the Global Metals & Mining Group. During that time he was responsible for advising on public and private financings and merger & acquisition mandates for a wide range of mining clients, primarily based in Europe and Africa. Before joining BMO Capital Markets, Mr. Bawlf worked in the equity markets group of the UK Listing Authority, then a division of the London Stock Exchange, advising on regulatory issues affecting publicly listed companies in the UK. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he held a series of senior roles over a six year period, working primarily in the firm’s corporate finance department.

Mr. Bawlf is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator, he successfully completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Program and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia.

Matthieu Bos

Matthieu Bos

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

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Matthieu Bos

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Matthieu Bos is a Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Ivanhoe Mines, having joined the company in 2013. Since then he has been instrumental in the development of Ivanhoe’s projects, the successful investments of both CITIC Metal and Zijin Mining, and managing government relations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mr. Bos has more than 10 years of experience in Canadian capital markets, particularly in global resources and mining. Prior to joining Ivanhoe Mines, he was in the metals and mining investment banking division of BMO Capital Markets in London. During his time at BMO, he was responsible for working on numerous transactions in the resources sector, including mergers and acquisition engagements, strategic advisory, and equity financings for a broad range of metals and mining clients in Europe, North America, and Africa. 

Mr. Bos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering, as well as a Master of Science in Metallurgy from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

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