Jim North

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director +

Jim North

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Date of appointment

Jim North joined Ferrexpo in November 2014 as Group Chief Operating Officer. In February 2015, Jim was appointed the Non-executive Chairman of Ferrexpo Belanovo Mining. On 28 May 2020, Jim was appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Ferrexpo plc, was appointed Executive Director for the Board of Ferrexpo plc on 5 July 2020, and was appointed CEO on a permanent basis on 14 February 2022.

Background and experience

Jim joined Ferrexpo in November 2014 and since then he has successfully managed the Company's operations and introduced world class operating practices. Previously, Jim was Chief Operating Officer of London Mining plc, where he was accountable for setting the company's operational and investment strategy around the world. Prior to this, he held a variety of senior operational management roles in multiple commodities with Rio Tinto and BHP.

External appointments

None.

Committee membership

Jim is a member of the Health, Safety, Environment and Community ('HSEC') Committee.

Nikolay Kladiev

Group Chief Financial Officer & FPM Board Member +

Nikolay Kladiev

Group Chief Financial Officer & FPM Board Member

Date of appointment

Nikolay Kladiev joined the Group in 2005. Since 2007, Nikolay has served on the Board of Ferrexpo Poltava Mining ("FPM"). On 4 August 2021, Nikolay was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer.

Background and experience

During his 16 years with Ferrexpo, Nikolay has overseen FPM's finance function, and has been directly responsible for maintaining the Group's position as a low cost pellet producer during this time and contributed significantly to the Group's IPO. Prior to Ferrexpo, Nikolay held a number of audit positions with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
He holds a Masters in International Economic Relations from the Kyiv National University of Economics.

Viktor Lotous

FPM General Director & Chair of FPM Management Board +

Viktor Lotous

FPM General Director & Chair of FPM Management Board

Date of appointment

Viktor Lotous joined FPM in 1986.

Background and experience

Victor became chief engineer in 1997, and Head of Managing Board and Chief Operating Officer of Ferrexpo Poltava Mining in April 2007. He is a graduate of Kryvyi Rih Mining and Ore Institute, and of the Kyiv State Economic University, specialising in Finance.

Greg Nortje

Group Chief Human Resources Officer +

Greg Nortje

Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Date of appointment

Greg joined Ferrexpo in January 2014.

Background and experience

Greg held a variety of international Human Resource leadership positions with Anglo American and BHP Billiton before establishing his own human resources consultancy to a range of clients across the UK. Particular specialisms include project management and business change execution, organisational effectiveness, talent management, governance and compliance, and leadership development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a post graduate Diploma in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand, together with advanced management qualifications from the University of Stellenbosch Business School and the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Brett Salt

Group Chief Marketing Officer +

Brett Salt

Group Chief Marketing Officer

Date of appointment

Brett joined Ferrexpo in July 2020.

Background and experience

Brett joined Ferrexpo from Rio Tinto Iron Ore, where he held the position of General Manager: Strategy and Development, responsible for iron ore marketing into Asia and Europe. Prior to this, over a career spanning more than 22 years with Rio Tinto, Brett has held a variety of senior roles leading teams across APAC, North America, EMEA, and the former Soviet Union. His commercial experience spans sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, finance, shipping, logistics and operations.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics and Commercial Law from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, a diploma in Investment and Risk Management in Shipping from the IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland.