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The highly experienced technical and financial team, has overseen 60+ mine builds and over US$200bn of mining sector transactions, and works in a close and collaborative manner with management teams to deliver optimal results

The Appian Team

EMMA LEITH

Head of Sustainability (Base Metals)

DESCRIPTION

Emma is Head of Sustainability at Appian’s Base Metals group, overseeing all aspects of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Base Metals, she manages sustainability efforts, permitting, government and community relations, as well as health, safety, and environment (HSE) aspects for the Base Metals team.

Before joining Appian, Emma spearheaded the development and execution of comprehensive ESG strategies tailored to the mining sector at La Mancha Resource Capital. Prior to her tenure at La Mancha, she served as the Director of Sustainability at Centerra Gold, where she was responsible for social performance at their British Columbia sites. Emma’s earlier experience includes contributions to social performance and community relations at Agnico Eagle Mines, most recently with the Nunavut division.

With over 15 years of experience in sustainability and social performance within the mining industry, Emma brings extensive operational expertise in navigating ESG challenges. She brings extensive experience in community development planning, ESG risk assessment, and the implementation of sustainability strategies across all phases of the mining life cycle and has a demonstrated history of driving sustainable practices and fostering positive relationships with Indigenous nations, communities, industry/stakeholders and government bodies.

Emma studied Political Science at the University of Western Ontario and has an Executive MBA from McGill University & HEC Montréal.

MICHAEL W. SCHERB

Founder and CEO

GUILLERMO KAELIN

Managing Partner

GRAHAM BROWN

Senior Operating Partner

PAUL HARVEY

Senior Operating Partner

WILLIAM LAMB

Senior Operating Partner

SIMON McWILLIAMS

Group Chief Operating Officer

MONICA PINTO

Chief Financial Officer

IGOR GONZALES

Chief Operating Officer (technical)

RICHARD JOHNSON

Global Head of Investor Relations

WINTA JARVIS

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

TIMOTHY MISTER

Head of Credit & Royalties

ANTTI GRÖNLUND

Managing Director, Private Equity

IGNACIO BUSTAMANTE

Head of Base Metals

ALEX THOMPSON

COO, Base Metals

SILVIO LIMA

Head of Corporate Affairs, ESG and Community Engagement

GEOFFREY COHEN

Senior Advisor North America

PETER NICHOLSON

Senior Advisor Australia and Asia

K2 MAPASA

Head of Africa

RALPH PENNER

Director of Mining

KEN BRISEBOIS

Director, Mineral Evaluations

ADAM FISHER

Managing Director

YOHAN SANMUGAM

Principal

DAMIEN BRYANT

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

AUGUSTO CHUNG

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

PERCY CONDORI

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

TREVOR KRAWCHYK

Head of Continuous Improvement

RICHARD CLARK

Global Head of Specialty Materials and Processing

BENJAMIN MUSTON

Senior Vice President

JOSÉ MONTOYA

Senior Vice President, Latin America

JEAN LAFLEUR

Senior Consultant, North America

DAVID ALLISON

VP of Operations

MARCUS SCHOLZ

VP Mining

RICHARD HATCHER

Senior Geologist

DARREN PARSONS

Senior Geologist

HECTOR SALAS

Senior Geologist, Mexico

LUCAS SARTO

Project Management Officer

MILOS AMATI

Vice President

TIM O’DONNELL

Vice President

EMMA LEITH

Head of Sustainability, Base Metals

DAVID SACHT

Vice President

DEREK MARLOW

Senior Associate

JÜRGEN UHLMANN

Senior Associate

DANIEL FREIRE

Senior Associate

AIMAN CHBARY

Senior Associate

STEFAN STROBELE

Senior Associate

VICTORIA TWEEDIE

Resource Geologist

NIKKI MIAO

Investment Associate

SEBASTIAN MACIAS BRANDES

Associate (Base Metals)

MARTIN BARAKSO

Investment Analyst

JASON SANTIXIS

Investment Analyst

NEESHAL RAO

Group Financial Controller

ANH LUONG

Fund Controller

HASSAN SALIM

Fund Controller

ADRIANO FAGUNDES

Director, ANRH Cooperatief U.A.

AMABELLE MORAS

Senior Finance Manager

JOSH HAYNES

Corporate Accountant

SANSKRITA MEHTA

Senior Accountant

ANDREW TODD

Head of Communications

OUTI NEVALA

Chief of Staff

MOYA WOODER

Office Manager

OLIVIA MCLAREN

Personal Assistant to the CEO

TOM DE NERT

Head of Marketing and Design/Graphics

ROMINA ASTE

Executive Assistant

CIOSA HANRAHAN

Executive Assistant

SANDRA LAMARO

Executive Assistant

ALISON GORDON

Executive Assistant

BETHAN RICHARDS

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

MEGAN MAHLANGOVE

Administrative Assistant

FELIX LODGE

Executive Assistant