New independent director appointed to Kazakh Kazakhmys

Business Materials 4 October 2013 17:05 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 4 /Trend E. Kosolapova/

Kazakhmys PLC announced the appointment of Lynda Armstrong as an independent non-executive Director, with effect from 21 October 2013.

According to Kazakhmys, Lynda Armstrong, a geophysicist by training, has over 30 years' natural resources experience, starting her career at Shell's North Sea oil fields. She has worked in a variety of senior roles, including Director UK Exploration and New Business Development, Exploration Director of Petroleum Development Oman and Technical Vice President for Shell International. Lynda Armstrong is Chairman of the trustees of the British Safety Council and a non-executive director of the Central Europe Oil Company.

Following this appointment, five of the nine Board members will be independent, led by a non-executive Chairman, fully meeting the requirements of the UK Corporate Governance Code. Lynda Armstrong will become a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Kazakhmys is a leading international natural resources group with significant interests in copper, gold, zinc, silver and power generation. It is the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan and one of the top worldwide with 17 operating mines, 10 concentrators and two copper smelters.