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The Responsible Extractives Summit 2016 June 21 - 22

An Unrivalled Speaker Line-up

Simone Niven

Simone Viven

Global Head of External Affairs & Communications, Rio Tinto Diamonds & Minerals

Simone Niven is responsible for Rio Tinto’s Group media relations, external affairs, brand, digital, functions and employee communication activities and teams. Prior to joining Rio Tinto in 2009, Simone gained extensive experience in managing internal and external communications, including communication leadership roles at Vodafone Group plc, Westpac Ltd, Smith and Nephew plc, Smiths Group plc, Worldcom and United Technologies Corporation.

Abyd Karmali

Abyd Karmali

Managing Director of Climate Finance, Bank of America Merril Lynch

Abyd Karmali is Managing Director, Climate Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch based in London and is point person for the bankís $10 billion Catalytic Finance Initiative. Mr Karmali is also part of the team that oversees the bankís broader financial commitment to mobilise $125 billion for low-carbon investment opportunities by 2025. He has worked for twenty-five years on climate policy, carbon markets, and new approaches to climate finance.

Before joining the financial sector in 2007, he worked in management and policy consulting where he advised dozens of companies on their climate strategy and also with the UN Environment Programme in Paris where he served as Energy and Climate Change Programme Officer. In 2013, Mr. Karmali was selected to serve as one of two inaugural private sector representatives to the Board of the Green Climate Fund and has advisory roles with the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and the finance committee of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. His non-profit roles include the Board of Directors for The Climate Group and chairing the Board of Just Energy, an Oxfam-seeded initiative. He holds an MS in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jon Drimmer

Jon Drimmer

General Counsel, Barrick Gold

Jon Drimmer is the senior lawyer at Barrick Gold and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Centre. Jon has two decades of experience in litigation, investigations, international regulatory and compliance, and corporate social responsibility work. Jon was former Deputy Director of Department of Justice Criminal Division Component, and Partner at a major law firm. Jon is an extensively published author on issues related to cross-border litigation and investigations, anti-corruption, and human rights.

Mick Wilkes

Mick Wilkes

Chief Executive Officer, OceanaGold

Mick Wilkes is a mining engineer with approximately 30 years of broad international experience, predominantly in precious and base metals across Asia and Australia. Most recently, as Executive General Manager of Operations at OZ Minerals he had responsibility for the evaluation studies, construction and operation of the Prominent Hill copper gold project in South Australia, which is one of the more significant recent resource developments in Australia. Preceding this, he was General Manager of the Sepon gold copper project for Oxiana in Laos. His earlier experience was in Papua New Guinea in senior roles and, at the outset of his career, at Mount Isa Mines in operations and design.

In January 2011, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer, and was appointed to the Board of Directors as Managing Director in April 2011.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Holger Grundel

Holger Grundel

Extractives Industry Lead, Department for International Development

Holger is the Global Lead for Extractive Industries at The Department for International Development. Holger spent 8 years working on Natural Resource Governance in Africa and in the past has been based in Beijing. Holger has also written practical guidance for natrual resource governance in conflict-affected areas.

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Kurt Budge

Kurt Budge

Chief Executive Officer, Beowulf Mining

Kurt holds an M.Eng (Hons) degree in Mining Engineering from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London and an MBA from London Business School. His career in the mining sector spans over 20 years. Most recently he has been an independent advisor to junior mining companies on acquisitions and project development. Prior to this he was General Manager Business Development for African Minerals, where he developed strategic growth and M&A options for the companyís iron ore assets. Prior to African Minerals he worked as a mining analyst in investment research, and before that was Vice President of Pala Investments AG, a mining focused private equity firm based in Switzerland. Before joining Pala, he spent five years as a Business Development Executive in Rio Tintoís Business Evaluation Department, where he was engaged in mergers and acquisitions, divestments and evaluated capital investments. During the earlier part of his career he held several senior operations and planning roles in the UK coal industry with RJB Mining (now UK Coal plc) and worked as a Venture Capital Executive with Schroder Ventures. Kurt was appointed a Non-executive Director of Beowulf Mining on 22 September 2014 and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on 24th October 2014.

Mark Thorpe

Mark Thorpe

VP Sustainability, Torex Gold

Dr. Thorpe is a senior mining executive with over 30 years working both in mining operations and as an international corporate responsibility consultant working on mining projects from potash to diamonds and gold. His experience spans five continents and covers mining from greenfields exploration to closure and post-closure management. Having lived and worked in Latin America and Africa, Dr. Thorpe's experience includes permitting a mine in a tropical rainforest area of Venezuela with several regulatory changes and working with the project teams to reduce the LTIFR at a mine in Africa from 2.1 per million hours worked to 0.15 per million hours worked.

Dr. Thorpe holds a Ph.D. in mine land rehabilitation from the University of Saskatchewan and is the Chair of the Environmental Stewardship Initiative of the Canada Mining Innovation Council.

James Lesser

James Lesser

Director of Mining Equity Sales, HSBC

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Joanne Freeze

Joanne Freeze

President & Chief Executive Officer, Candente Copper Corporation

Joanne (Joey) C. Freeze is CEO and co-founder of Candente Copper Corp. Since entering the mineral exploration business in 1979, Ms. Freeze has managed exploration programs and evaluated projects for both junior and major international mining companies such as Queenstake Resources Ltd., Arequipa Resources Ltd., Mountain Province Mining Inc., Placer Dome Inc., Dia Met Minerals Corp., Hughes/ Lang Group and Utah Mines Ltd. (BHP).

Ms. Freeze lived and worked in Peru from 1994 to 1997 where she carried out both project generation work and property evaluations for Canadian and Peruvian companies. As a result of her experience in Peru, a partnership was formed with Peruvian geologist Ing. Fredy Huanqui (co-discoverer of the Pierina gold mine) and a new mineral exploration company was born. Candente Resource Corp. was established in 1997, which operated privately until going public on May 15, 2000. Since then Candente Resource Corp. has spun-out various assets to form two other companies, Candente Gold Corp. and Cobriza Metals Inc.. All three companies are listed on the TSX and the Candente companies are co-listed on the Lima stock exchange. Ms. Freeze is CEO of all three companies and President of Candente Gold Corp.

Ms. Freeze obtained a B.A. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario in 1978 and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 1981. She is a Fellow Member of the Geological Association of Canada and is registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada.

In 2011, Ms. Freeze was appointed as a Member of the International Advisory Board for the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University

Hamish Manzi

Hamish Manzi

Head of Environment & Sustainability, Adani Group

Hamish is a leading and respected Environment and Sustainability Professional with over 18 yearsí experience in a diversity of senior management roles across consulting, energy & resources, water, transport and infrastructure industries. Hamish has extensive experience in providing strategic leadership at all business levels from corporate governance through to major project development, approvals and operational management.

Building on a strong foundation of environmental expertise and a contemporary understanding of business drivers, Hamish has successfully driven significant growth in organisational environmental performance and capability. Hamishís success is underpinned by a collaborative leadership style which creates strong and credible relationships, his ability to align and connect personal and team outputs to support, contribute and advance organisational objectives.

Hamish has a unique experience and skill set with regards to major infrastructure projects having worked through approval and delivery phases in the capacity as both client and contractor. Furthermore, Hamish has successfully delivered recent projects with significant associated challenges including complex approval processes, aggressive timelines, diverse stakeholder interests and unprecedented national and international project scrutiny. Hamishís leadership ability to engage with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, his solid technical foundation and effective project delivery demonstrates his ability to work in a world of increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

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David Coultridge

David Coultridge

Environmental and Social Governance Analyst, Investec Asset Management

David joined Investec Asset Management in October 2015 as an ESG Analyst. Prior to joining Investec Asset Management, David qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked in the Industrial and Financial Services sectors. He completed a Masters programme at the University of Cape Town Engineering Faculty using his thesis to develop an Inclusive Integrated Governance Framework. David attended the Henley International Governance Conference each year from 2003 to 2007 and presented 3 papers covering integrated governance, remuneration and shareholder activism in South Africa. In addition, he has presented a number of times internationally at the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment Conferences David has been involved in a number of engagements with South African companies to improve ESG issues, serves on the committee that developed the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA), the ASISA Responsible Investment Standing Committee, the IoDSA Remuneration Committee Forum, actively participated in the Emerging Market Disclosure Project. In 2014 David was elected to the Board of Governors of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN).

Phil Murphy

Phil Murphy

Vice-President & Global Head of Government and Public Affairs, BG Group

Phil leads Group Government and Public Affairs team and leading liaison with GPA teams across all of BG Group's portfolio. Ensuring comprehensive government relations, stakeholder management and political risk strategies are in place and pursued in all of BG Group's assets. Specialities: Focusing on political developments, energy policy issues and government relations in Kazakhstan, Russia, other Caspian and Australia. Speech-writing; writing coaching

Sandy Stash

Sandy Stash

Group Vice President of Sustainability, Safety, Sustainability and External Affairs, Tullow Oil

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Bruce Duguid

Bruce Duguid

Senior Engagement Professional, Hermes Equity Ownership Services

Bruce Duguid is a senior engagement professional in the Hermes Equity Ownership Services engagement team. He leads on environmental engagement, including climate change, with a focus on environmentally exposed sectors including Mining, Utilities and Oil & Gas sectors. He is the lead author of the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change’s investor expectations of a mining company’s strategy in relation to climate change. Prior to joining Hermes EOS he was Head of Sustainability at the UK Green Investment Bank, where he spent 4 years working on the project to establish the Bank itself and then building its sustainability function. Before working in sustainability, Bruce was worked in corporate strategy as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group and as Head of Strategy at Visa Europe. He is also a qualified lawyer in England and Wales and holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

Gus Macfarlane

Gus Macfarlane

Director/Strategic Lead – Metals & Mining, Verisk Maplecroft

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Bennett Freeman

Bennett Freeman

Board member, Natural Resource Governance

Over the last 17 years of a three decade-long career, Bennett Freeman has worked at the intersection of multinational companies, responsible investors, NGOs, governments and international institutions to promote corporate responsibility, sustainability and human rights around the world. An innovative leader in the fields of business and human rights, natural resource governance and responsible investment, he has played key roles in developing and leading several now well-established multi-stakeholder initiatives and global standards.

From 2006-15, he was Senior Vice President-Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments, the largest U.S. family of sustainable and responsible (SRI) mutual funds. He led Calvert’s environmental, social and governance analysis and its shareholder advocacy and public policy initiatives on issues such as Sudan divestment and responsible investment in Burma; extractive revenue transparency and conflict minerals; Internet censorship and surveillance.

He is Chair of the Advisory Board of Global Witness; Board Secretary of the Global Network Initiative; a member of the Governing Board of the Natural Resources Governance Institute; and Board Chair of EG Justice. He formerly served on the boards of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Oxfam America and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

As U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 1999-2001, he led the State Department’s bilateral human rights diplomacy and the development of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, the global human rights standard for the oil and mining industries. Previously he served as Senior Advisor to Under Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Stuart Eizenstat from 1997-1999 and as Chief Speechwriter for Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. Before joining the State Department as a Clinton presidential appointee, he was Manager-Corporate Affairs for GE from 1985-1993 after beginning his career as a speechwriter and presidential campaign aide to former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale from 1982-1984.

Jon Samuel

Jon Samuel

Group Head of Social Performance and Engagement, Anglo American

Jon Samuel is Group Head of Social Performance and Engagement at Anglo American, based in London. Jon' team has responsibility for the development and delivery of policies, strategies, training programmes and guidance documents relating to the company's host communities, and for liaison with key external partners engaging on the mining and sustainability agenda.

This work has included leading the team responsible for development and implementation of: the Anglo American Social Way, the company's highly regarded management standards for social performance; the mining industry's first standardised stakeholder complaints and grievance procedure; the Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT), Anglo American's award winning guidance manual for community relations practitioners; and the company's strategy for socio-economic development.

Anglo American's management of community issues has increasingly been cited as a benchmark for the extractive industries and the company consistently tops key industry rankings for social performance. In 2012 Jon was recognised by Business in the Community, one of Prince Charles's charities, as one of 150 leaders who had made a significant contribution to responsible business practices in the UK in the thirty years since BITC was founded. He is a Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a member of the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Centre for Sustainable Investment.

Jon is an economist by training and studied at University College London and the University of Cambridge.

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