(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 18-Jul-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore (LON: GLEN), an Anglo-Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company, has announced that Liz Hewitt has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director at the company with effect as of 18 July 2022.
Liz Hewitt has over 30 years’ business experience in executive and non-executive positions. She began her career as a qualified chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. She held various executive positions in private equity companies including 3i Group plc, Gartmore Investment Management Limited and Citicorp Venture Capital Ltd. At 3i Group plc, she was a private equity investor and then director of corporate affairs. She also worked for Smith & Nephew plc as group director of corporate affairs.
Liz Hewitt is currently a non-executive director of National Grid plc (LON: NG). She was previously non-executive director of Melrose Industries plc (2013 – 2022), Novo Nordisk (2012 – 2021), Savills plc (2014 – 2019) and Synergy Health plc (2011 – 2014).
Kalidas Madhavpeddi, Chairman, stated:
“The Directors are very pleased to welcome Liz Hewitt. She brings significant business, financial and investment knowledge, and has wide experience of being a member of, and/or chairing all types of board committees. Liz’s diverse knowledge and broad range of expertise is a great addition to the boardroom. We look forward to benefiting from her insights and contribution as a Director.”
The only matter requiring disclosure under Rule 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority is the current directorship of National Grid plc.
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Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 responsibly-sourced commodities that advance everyday life. Through a network of assets, customers and suppliers that spans the globe, we produce, process, recycle, source, market and distribute the commodities that enable decarbonisation while meeting the energy needs of today.
Glencore companies employ around 135,000 people, including contractors. With a strong footprint in over 35 countries in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, our marketing and industrial activities are supported by a global network of more than 40 offices.
Glencore’s customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation, battery manufacturing and oil sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities.
Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
Glencore recognises our responsibility to contribute to the global effort to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Our ambition is to be a net zero total emissions company by 2050. In August 2021, we increased our medium-term emission reduction target to a 50% reduction by 2035 on 2019 levels and introduced a new short-term target of a 15% reduction by 2026 on 2019 levels.
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