KAZ Minerals Limited is pleased to announce the appointment to the Board of Alun Bowen, as an independent non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee with effect from 15 July 2021. Alun will also be a member of the Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee and the Projects Assurance Committee.
Alun has had a 37-year career with KPMG in London, Sydney, Cardiff, Hong Kong and Almaty, as an auditor and advisor. He held a number of senior positions including Senior Partner of KPMG in Wales, leader of KPMG’s Global Sustainability Practice and Managing Partner of KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
After retiring from KPMG, Alun has held a number of non-executive directorships in the UK, Kazakhstan and Russia. He is a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Severstal, Russia’s largest fully integrated steel producer. He is also a non-executive director and the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Transport for Wales, and a member of its Major Projects Committee. Alun has previously been a non-executive director of Eurasian Bank, Kazakhstan, and Hodge Bank in the UK.
Alun is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Oleg Novachuk, Chair of KAZ Minerals, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alun Bowen to the Board of KAZ Minerals. Alun brings extensive experience of business in Kazakhstan and Russia which will support KAZ Minerals’ operations and future growth plans.”
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