Sirius Minerals Plc Appoints Rachel Rhodes as CFO

Published: 30/09/2014

26 September 2014

The Directors of Sirius Minerals Plc (AIM: SXX, OTCQX: SRUXY) (“Sirius” or the “Company”) are pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Rhodes as Chief Financial Officer, commencing on 6 October 2014.

Rachel Rhodes has over fifteen years of experience in the mining sector, including with Anglo American Plc and, most recently, serving as Chief Financial Officer and a director of London Mining PLC from September 2008 until November 2013.  Rachel has extensive experience in raising Group and project finance, listing companies on both the LSE and JSE and in managing investor, community and senior government relations.

Rachel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified with Coopers and Lybrand in 1997 and is a non-executive director and audit committee chairman of Anglo Pacific Group plc.  Rachel holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Cambridge University and in 2013, and was recognised within the Global 100 Inspirational Women in Mining publication.

Chris Fraser, Managing Director and CEO of Sirius, commented:
“We are excited to have secured a CFO of the calibre of Rachel and she complements our existing team extremely well.  Rachel is bringing a wealth of valuable experience and insights gained through involvement in projects and companies that have already been through the different phases that a project like York Potash is undertaking.  We look forward to working with her during the next crucial phases of the Company’s growth.”

Link to press release

In May 2014 Rachel Rhodes joined the Anglo Pacific Group Plc as Non-Executive Director.