• Michael Nossal

    Independent non-executive CHAIRMAN

    Michael joined Nordgold in March 2021

    Michael joined the Nordgold Board as Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 19 March 2021.

    Michael is a senior resources industry executive with more than 30 years’ experience in a range of commodities, jurisdictions and roles. This includes public company board experience and senior positions in business development, exploration and operations with companies including Newcrest, MMG and WMC Resources.

    He previously served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Nordgold from 2010-2015, chairing the Remuneration Committee and was member of the Audit and Safety and Sustainable Development committees. Michael is the non-executive Chairman of ASX-Listed IGO limited and holds a BSC from Monash University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • David Morgan


    David was appointed Deputy Chairman in March 2021, having previously served as Nordgold’s Chairman since June 2014

    David was appointed Deputy Chairman in March 2021, having previously served as Nordgold’s Chairman since June 2014. David first joined the Company an Independent Non-Executive director in October 2010. He brings vast leadership and industry experience, having held senior financial and general management roles in the chemicals and precious metals sectors.

    Previously, Mr Morgan spent 20 years with Johnson Matthey plc and was on the board as the executive director responsible for corporate development from 1999-2009. He is currently a director of several companies, both public and private, including: Hargreaves Services plc, SFC Energy AG, where he is deputy chairman, and the Royal Mint. He also chairs the advisory board of the Chemistry Department of Imperial College, London.

    David is a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has an MA in Mineralogy and Petrology from Cambridge University.

    • Member of the remuneration committee
    • Member of the nomination committee
  • Brian Beamish

    Senior Independent non-executive director

    Brian joined Nordgold in August 2018

    Brian was appointed Senior Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2021, having previously served as an independent non-executive director since August 2018. He is a Chairman of the Safety and Sustainable Development Committee.

    Brian is a mining engineer with extensive experience in senior operating, development, and corporate roles. Brian was formerly the CEO of the Anglo American global Base Metals business and Group Director, Mining and Technology at Anglo American. He was also a non-executive director of JSE-listed Anglo American Platinum Limited and DeBeers.

    Brian holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Wits University. He also graduated from the PMD programme at Harvard Business School

    • Chairman of the safety and sustainable development committee
    • Member of the audit committee
    • Member of the remuneration committee
    • Member of nomination committee
  • John Munro

    Independent non-executive director

    John joined Nordgold in October 2015

    John joined Nordgold in October 2015 as an independent non-executive director. He is an international mining industry executive with 25 years’ experience in the sector.

    Mr. Munro currently operates as an independent corporate finance and corporate development advisor to the mining industry, with a focus on African mining projects.

    Prior to this, he was a Director at First Reserve’s Mining Buyout Group in London. Between 2008-2012, he was Chief Executive Officer at Rand Uranium, where he was responsible for the establishment of a new gold and uranium company in South Africa.

    Between 2002-2008, Mr. Munro as an executive at Gold Fields Limited was variously responsible for corporate development, strategy and international operations and projects. Prior to that, he held various positions in Gold Fields Limited, Gold Fields of South Africa Limited and Northam Platinum Limited.

    Mr. Munro holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

    • Member of the audit committee
    • Member of the safety and sustainable development committee
    • Member of nomination committee
    • Member of remuneration committee
  • Yulia Chekunaeva

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Yulia was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2021

    Yulia is a senior natural resources executive with more than 20 years’ experience spanning positions in equity research, commercial and investment banking, as well as recently public markets facing role at a global LSE-listed energy and metals industrial group, with an industry leading strategy for ESG turnaround and focus on climate change.

    She is currently a member of Executive Management Board at En+ Group and holds qualifications from the Harvard Business School, LSE, and Warwick Business School.

  • Gregor Mowat


    Gregor joined Nordgold in August 2017 as a non-executive director

    Gregor has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, much of it spent as an audit partner with KPMG in Emerging Market countries.

    Gregor has been working as Managing Partner of KPMG in Kazakhstan and CFO of KPMG in Russia and the CIS.

    Gregor graduated from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Durham.

    • Chairman of the audit committee
    • Member of the safety and sustainable development committee
    • Member of the remuneration committee
  • Alexey Mordashov

    Non-executive director

    Alexey Mordashov has worked for Severstal since 1988.

    Alexey Mordashov has worked for Severstal since 1988.

    Alexey started his career as a senior shop economist, becoming Chief Financial Officer in 1992.

    In December 1996, he was appointed as Severstal’s Chief Executive Officer.

    In June 2002, Mr. Mordashov was elected Chairman of Severstal’s Board of Directors. Since 2002 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Severstal Group, since December 2006, he works as the Chief Executive Officer of Severstal.

    Alexey serves on the Entrepreneurs Council of the Government of Russian Federation. In addition, Mr. Mordashov is a member of the Russian-German workgroup responsible for strategic economic and finance issues, and he is the head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs’ (RSPP) Committee of Trade Policy and WTO. Since March 2006 he is a member of the EU-Russia Business Cooperation Council. Alexey is a member of the Atlantic Council President’s International Advisory Board.

    Alexey Mordashov is a member of the Supervisory Board of Non-Profit Partnership Russian Steel (since June 2010) and Deputy Chairman of World Steel Association (since October 2011), which is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

    Mr. Mordashov earned his undergraduate degree from the Leningrad Institute of Engineering and Economics. He also holds an MBA degree from Newcastle Business School of Northumbria University (Newcastle UK). Alexey was granted an honorary doctorate from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics in 2001 and from the University of Northumbria in 2003.

  • Nikolai Zelenski

    Chief Executive Officer

    Nikolai has led Nordgold’s management team since the company’s inception.

    Nikolai has led Nordgold’s management team since the company’s inception in 2007.

    Previously, he worked for the Russian steel company Severstal and was head of Severstal Resources’ gold division, which subsequently became Nordgold. Earlier, Nikolai covered the mining sector at McKinsey & Company. Nikolai holds a Master of Technical Sciences degree from St. Petersburg State Technical University, a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Texas, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

  • Evgeny Tulubensky

    Chief Legal Officer and ESG Director

    Evgeny was appointed as an executive director of Nordgold in June 2014

    Evgeny is responsible for the legal, compliance and company secretariat departments across the group in addition to overseeing the group’s ESG, regulatory affairs and corporate communications functions.

    Evgeny is a contributor to the Safety and Sustainable Development Committee of the Board and is deeply committed to ensuring a continuous development of the Company’s overall Environmental, Social and Governance performance including climate change agenda. He supervises Nordgold’s corporate social development programmes and their compliance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, overseeing the Company’s contribution to the economic and social empowerment of communities in all regions where Nordgold operates.

    Evgeny has been with Nordgold since its inception in a variety of senior management roles. Prior to that, he was a senior lawyer at the mining division of Severstal (LSE: SVST).

    Evgeny is a member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and the Poverty and Social Development Committee of the International Bar Association. He is also a member of the advisory council of the World Association of Mining Lawyers.

    Evgeny is a graduate of St. Petersburg State University and holds an LLM (with honors) from Northwestern University (Chicago, IL). He has also completed a programme on business administration at IE Business School (Madrid).

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