Board of Directors

  • Christopher L Coleman


    Christopher is the group head of banking at Rothschild & Co and has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including corporate and private client banking and project finance. He has had a long standing involvement in the mining sector in Africa and globally. He is a director of NM Rothschild & Sons, chairman of Rothschild Bank International in the Channel Islands and serves on a number of other boards and committees of the Rothschild & Co group, which he joined in 1989. He is a BSc (Econ) graduate from the London School of Economics and was a non-executive director of the Merchant Bank of Central Africa from 2001 to 2008. Christopher’s management and corporate governance experience brings strong leadership skills to the board. Other listed company directorships Non-executive director of Papa John’s International, Inc (NASDAQ)
  • Mark Bristow


    Mark has been the chief executive since the incorporation of Randgold in 1995, which was founded on his pioneering exploration work in West Africa. He has subsequently led the company’s growth through the discovery and development of world class assets into a major international gold mining business. Mark has played a pivotal part in promoting the emergence of a sustainable mining industry in Africa. He has a proven track record of growing businesses in Africa and delivering considerable shareholder value. A geologist with a PhD from Natal University, South Africa, Mark has held board positions at a number of global mining companies. Other listed company directorships Non-executive chairman of Rockwell Diamonds Inc (TSX)
  • Graham Shuttleworth


    Graham joined Randgold as chief financial officer and finance director in July 2007 but has been associated with the company since its inception, initially as part of its management team involved in listing the company on the London Stock Exchange in 1997, and subsequently as an adviser. Graham brings significant financial and management experience to the board, combined with considerable knowledge of large scale international businesses which was developed initially as a chartered accountant qualifying with Deloitte, and then as managing director and the New York based head of metals and mining for the Americas in the global investment banking division of HSBC where he advised numerous mining companies on listings, accessing the capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Graham is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with a bachelor of commerce degree and an honours degree from the University of South Africa.
  • Jamil Kassum


    Jamil has a wealth of significant recent and relevant financial and political experience having been a former World Bank vice president for the East Asia and Pacific region after 25 years with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where as a vice president he was responsible for all of IFC’s new investments. He now provides strategic advice to international financial institutions and companies. Jamil brings a strong strategic understanding to the board and has a detailed knowledge of risk assessment and management systems. He grew up in Tanzania, was educated at Oxford University and holds an MBA from Harvard University.
  • Andrew J Quinn


    Andrew retired at the end of 2011 from his position as head of mining investment banking for Europe and Africa at CIBC after 15 years in the role and more than 35 years’ experience of the mining industry. With a BSc (Hons) in mineral exploitation (mining engineering) from Cardiff University, Andrew began his career in Anglo American’s gold division in 1975, holding various management and technical positions in South Africa, and worked briefly for Greenbushes Tin in Australia before joining The Mining Journal in 1982 as editor of its gold publications. In 1984 he entered the financial services industry joining James Capel (later HSBC Investment Banking) and then moving to CIBC in 1996. Andrew brings strong commercial experience to the board, combined with considerable knowledge of the resource sector and a strong track record of understanding the needs of businesses operating in Africa and other international markets.
  • Jeanine Mabunda Lioko


    Jeanine has spent a number of years working in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s finance industry including with Citi Group and as an adviser to the Governor of Banque Centrale du Congo. A former Minister of Portfolio of the Government of the DRC, a position which she held for over five years, she is now a serving member of the DRC National Assembly, representing the Equateur Province, and brings a wealth of knowledge in managing the political and financial landscape in Central Africa. Jeanine is also a special adviser to the DRC government to prevent violence against women and the recruitment of children for war. She was educated in Brussels, Belgium, and holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and a postgraduate degree in commercial science from the ICHEC Brussels Management School.
  • Safiatou F Ba-N'Daw

    Independent non-executive director 7

    A Harvard University MBA graduate, Safiatou spent 12 years with the World Bank as a senior financial specialist for the South Asia region, following which she was appointed Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Energy, a position she held until 2000. She was subsequently appointed a director of the United Nation’s Development Programme for South-South Cooperation (formerly the Special Unit: Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries) until 2004 when she was appointed deputy chief of staff to the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire. Safiatou’s deep understanding of the financial and political opportunities and challenges of operating in emerging countries, especially West Africa, provides a valuable contribution to the board.
  • Olivia Kirtley

    Independent non-executive director 3 7

    Olivia holds a BS in Accounting from Florida Southern College and a Masters of Taxation from Georgia State University. She is a frequent speaker at United States and international forums for boards and professional organisations on best practices and tools to enhance board effectiveness, risk oversight and government structures. Olivia is currently a non-executive director of US Bancorp and ResCare, Inc where she serves on various board committees. She is also the chairman of Papa John’s International, immediate past chairman and president of the International Federation of Accountants and a past council member of the International Integrated Reporting Council. Her extensive financial experience and strong leadership in the area of governance brings additional insight and expertise to the board. Other listed company directorships Non-executive director of US Bancorp (NYSE) and Non-executive director of Papa John’s International, Inc (NASDAQ)

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