Women in Mining (UK) Announces New Chairperson

London, 13 October 2017 – Women in Mining (UK) (WIM (UK)) announces today that Debbie Thomas has stepped down as Non-Executive Chair. Carole Cable, currently a Non-Executive Director (“NED”) on the Board, has been elected to this position effective immediately.

Carole Cable, incoming Chair said: “As our roles within WIM (UK) are voluntary, it is understandable when a member of the Board feels it necessary to stand down due to work commitments as is the case with Debbie. We are sorry to see her leave and on behalf of the Board I would like to thank Debbie for her support over the past 18 months and wish her all the best in her endeavours.”

Nichole McCulloch, Managing Director said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Debbie and I look forward to working with Carole to continue the good momentum we have set over the year to ensure WIM (UK) builds on its promise to promote the role of women in the mining industry, provide a strong network, and raise awareness of mining as a career choice for women.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

Carole is the joint head of Brunswick Group’s Energy & Resources practice, specialising in the metals and mining sector. She advises clients on communications for business-critical issues, such as reputation, capital markets, sustainability, crisis, litigation and investor relations. She is a Non Executive Director of Nyrstar N.V. and City Natural Resources High Yield Trust plc.

About WIM (UK)

Created in 2006, WIM (UK) promotes the role of women in the mining industry, provides a network across all types of professions pertaining to mining, and is instrumental on raising awareness of mining as an excellent career choice for women. Membership is free and open to all women in the mining industry and we have over 2,000 members from all corners of mining-related businesses and professions. For more information about how to join and to see the benefits of WIM (UK) please visit www.womeninmining.org.uk

Media enquiries:

Ambre Tanty-Lamothe, Brunswick Group: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959/ wim@brunswickgroup.com

Elizabeth Johnson, WIM (UK) Communications Committee: info@womeninmining.org.uk