May 132021
Evraz nominates Sandy Stash, Stephen Odell and James Rutherford for election to its Board as Independent Directors

– UK, London –  EVRAZ plc (LON: EVR) today announced the nominations of Sandy Stash, Stephen Odell, and James Rutherford for election to its board as Independent Non-Executive Directors at the 2021 AGM to be held on 15 June 2021.

Subject to their respective appointment, they each will join Board committees:

  • Ms. Stash will also become a chair of the Health, Safety, and Environmental Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee;
  • Mr. Odell will become a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee, and the Nominations Committee.
  • Mr. Rutherford will become a member of the Nominations Committee and the Audit Committee.

“I’m delighted to welcome all three nominees to our Board. They will bring additional vision and expertise across EVRAZ’s key geographic regions along with industry-specific knowledge, including the global energy market, the mining industry, and the automotive industry.” said Board Chairman, Alexander Abramov.

Ms. Laurie Argo has advised the Board that she will not be seeking re-election at the forthcoming AGM.

Alexander Abramov commented: “I would also like to thank Laurie Argo for her contribution to the Board.”

About Sandy Stash

During Ms. Stash’s distinguished 39-year career, she has served as a senior executive for leading global energy companies. Her most recent executive position was as an EVP of Safety, Operations, and Engineering and External Affairs at Tullow Oil from 2013 to 2020. Before that, she was SVP for HSECR, Operations and Engineering Assurance at Talisman Energy from 2008 to 2013; and a VP at BP plc from 2000 to 2008 where she had responsibility for Operations – Other Business and Corporate in North America, Health, Safety and Environment at TNK-BP and then Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, and Ethics at BP America. During her career with ARCO Ltd from 1981 to 2003, she undertook various roles from Senior Engineer to Vice President.

Ms. Stash’s current appointments include Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Sustainability Committee at Lucid Energy Group LLC; Director at First Montana Bank Inc.; Non-Executive Director at Trans Mountain Corp; Non-Executive Director, Chair of Sustainability and Safety Committee at Diversified Energy plc; and Independent Non-Executive Director at Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited.

Ms. Stash graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

About Stephen Odell

Mr. Odell has extensive international automotive and large industrial company experience gathered over a 38-year history. He retired from Ford Motor Company as a Global EVP in 2018. As an EVP, he was responsible for Global Sales, Marketing and Service operations for Ford and before that, President of Ford of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, where he led major restructuring efforts to return the Division to profitability. Other prior experiences include CEO of Volvo Cars, based in Gothenburg Sweden, leading the sale of that company to Geely, a Chinese automotive company, and Senior Managing Director for Mazda Car Corporation, based in Hiroshima Japan. Mr. Odell has lived in multiple countries around the world and established the FordSollers joint venture in Russia, where he served as joint Chairman for three years.

Mr. Odell is currently Chairman of the Board at Accsys Technologies plc, the UK-listed sustainable timber company.

Mr. Odell graduated from the University of Brighton with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies.

About James Rutherford

Mr. Rutherford held senior roles in a 25-year career in investment management and investment banking, specializing in the global mining and metals sector. He has extensive international experience and brings considerable insight from the perspective of the capital markets and a deep understanding of the metals industry.

He previously served as a Non-Executive Director at Anglo American plc and as Chairman of Dalradian Resources Inc. From 1997 to 2013, he was SVP with Capital Group where he had responsibility for investments globally in the metals and mining industry. Previously, from 1993 to 1997, he served as VP of Equity Research at the investment bank HSBC James Capel in New York, covering the South American metals and mining industry. He also served as an investment analyst with Credit Lyonnais, covering diversified industrials, and with CRU International, providing analysis and consultancy on the copper industry.

Mr. Rutherford’s current appointments include Non-Executive Chairman at Centamin plc and Senior Independent Director at Anglo Pacific Group plc. He also serves as Lead Independent Director at GT Gold Corp but will step down from that role upon completion of the acquisition of GT Gold by Newmont Corp, which is expected to close on 17 May 2021.

Mr. Rutherford graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Computer Science and from the University of Sussex as Master of Arts in Development Economics. He is also an alumnus of the London Business School.

For more information: https://www.evraz.com/en/

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