Mr. Jeff Quartermaine reports
PERSEUS MINING STRENGTHENS BOARD WITH NEW APPOINTMENT
Perseus Mining Ltd. has strengthened its board of directors and simultaneously improved gender diversity on the board with the appointment of Amber Banfield to the role of non-executive director with effect from May 12, 2021.
Ms. Banfield holds a bachelor of engineering (environmental and civil) degree and a master of business administration, both awarded by the University of Western Australia. Ms. Banfield has agreed to assume the role of chairperson of the board's audit and risk committee, and will assume specific responsibility for oversight of the company's sustainability (ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance)) function.
Ms. Banfield is currently a senior executive with Worley, the world's largest energy and resource engineering service provider with 48,000 employees across 49 countries globally. Until December, 2020, Ms. Banfield held the role of global strategy director, where amongst other things she was responsible for developing and implementing a company-wide energy transition strategy to expand decarbonizing businesses, including hydrogen and renewables. Ms. Banfield's current role is that of global manager, mergers and acquisition, for Worley based in its Perth office.
With Ms. Banfield's appointment, the board of Perseus will be composed of seven directors, six of whom will be non-executive directors. In terms of gender balance, two of Perseus's directors are women representing approximately 30 per cent of directors.
Perseus's managing director and chief executive officer, Jeff Quartermaine, said:
"Speaking on behalf of our chairman Sean Harvey and the entire board of Perseus, it is a pleasure to welcome non-executive director Amber Banfield to the board of Perseus.
"Amber brings a combination of highly relevant commercial and technical experience to Perseus gained over 20 years as an executive with Worley, a world leader in the provision of engineering services. Outside of her professional career, Amber also serves on the board of the Western Australian Football Commission and is responsible for the governance of Australian football in WA.
"As a board and management team, we look forward very much to working with Amber as we collectively strive to firmly establish Perseus as a profitable, reliable and sustainable mid-tier gold mining company."
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