Board of Directors
Russell Francis Banham
is an Independent Non-executive Director, the Chairperson of the Audit Committee, a member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company since November 20, 2014. Mr. Banham is also a non-executive Director of Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty. Ltd (the owner and operator of a coal handling facility in Queensland, Australia) and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Queensland Audit Office (which provides audit services to the public sector of Queensland, Australia) since November 2017. Mr. Banham retired from Deloitte CIS, Moscow Office in 2014, where he had been a partner since 2011. Before that, he worked from 2007 to 2011 at Deloitte CIS in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and from 2002 to 2007 he worked for Ernst and Young in Brisbane, Australia. Mr. Banham started his professional career as an auditor in 1974 working for Andersen and stayed at the Sydney Office, Australia, until 1984, from 1984 to 1985 he worked at the Andersen Los Angeles office, United States of America, and from 1985 to 2002 he worked at the Andersen Brisbane office, Australia. In his professional career in Australia, he was the lead audit partner for several clients in the gaming and hospitality industries and acquired relevant experience in these sectors. In 2016, Mr. Banham completed the Company Directors’ Course of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degree, from the University of New South Wales, Sydney and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.