Update: Mr Carel Malan, Non-Executive Director
Date21 Nov 2022
On 1 July 2022, Gemfields announced that Mr Carel Malan had tendered his resignation as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company and would leave the Board, at the latest, on 31 December 2022.
Non-Executive Director Resignation
Date01 Jul 2022
Gemfields advises that Mr Carel Malan tendered his resignation as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 29 June 2022, with such resignation to take effect from latest 31 December 2022.
Change of Auditors
Date06 Dec 2021
Following a competitive tender process and a recommendation from its Audit Committee, the Gemfields’ Board resolved to appoint Ernst & Young LLP (“Ernst and Young”) as its statutory auditors, commencing with the financial year ending 31 December 2022, subject to ratification by shareholders in the Company’s 2022 Annual General Meeting. The Board and the Audit Committee have taken the view that this change of auditors promotes good corporate governance given the long period that the incumbents, BDO LLP (“BDO”), have been in position.
Appointment of Non-Executive Director
Date04 Dec 2020
Gemfields is pleased to announce that Mary Reilly will join the Board as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Mary also joins Gemfields’ Audit Committee in place of its Non-Executive Chairman, Martin Tolcher.
Non‐Executive Director Appointment
Date11 Jan 2019
Gemfields advises that Mr Carel Malan has been appointed as a Non‐Executive Director of the Company with effect from 9 January 2019. Mr Malan will also serve as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr Malan is a South African chartered accountant and is the Chief Financial Officer of the Tshipi manganese mine owned by Tshipi e Ntle Manganese Mining (Pty) Ltd (in which the Company has an indirect interest of approximately 3.7%).
Non-Executive Director Resignation
Date08 Jan 2019
Gemfields advises that Mr Erich Clarke resigned as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on, and with effect from, 7 January 2019 due to other commitments. The Company is in the process of confirming a replacement for Mr Clarke, including his role as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee.
Appointment of Company Secretary
Date27 Sep 2018
In compliance with paragraph 3.59(a) of the JSE Listing Requirements, shareholders are advised that Toby Hewitt, Gemfields’ Group General Counsel, has today been appointed by the Board as Company Secretary of Gemfields. Toby Hewitt will be supported by Mourant Governance Services (Guernsey) Limited, who have been engaged by the Company to provide Guernsey corporate administration services.
Change of Company Secretary
Date28 Aug 2018
In compliance with paragraph 3.59(b) of the JSE Listing Requirements, shareholders are advised that Vistra Fund Services (Guernsey) Limited (“Vistra”) has today resigned as Administrator and Company Secretary of Gemfields. Mourant Governance Services (Guernsey) Limited have been engaged by the Company to provide Guernsey corporate administration services from today’s date and a new Company Secretary will be appointed by the Board in due course.
Priyank Thapliyal takes up full-time CEO position at Jupiter Mines
Date16 Nov 2017
Pallinghurst announces that Executive Director, Priyank Thapliyal, will take up the role of full-time Chief Executive Officer of Jupiter Mines Limited (“Jupiter”), in which Pallinghurst holds an 18.4% stake. Mr Thapliyal has therefore resigned from his positions at the Company with immediate effect and his responsibilities will be absorbed by the other Executive Directors.
Pallinghurst appoints Lead Independent Director and additional Committee members
Date28 Sep 2017
The directors are pleased to announce that Lumkile Mondi has been appointed as the Lead Independent Director with effect from 14 September 2017.