Board of Directors
We invite you to meet our Board of Directors:
Robert A. Pilkington
Chairman (non-executive) since 2016; Director since 2004 (ASA South Africa 1979–2004)
Mr. Pilkington is a long servicing director with ASA following an early career with Anglo American Plc. Mr. Pilkington was an Investment Banker and Managing Director at UBS Securities LLC and predecessor companies, working closely with some of the world’s leading mining companies.
David J. Christensen
Director since 2008
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer since 2009; Vice President - Investments from 2007 to 2009; Vice President, Corporate Development of Gabriel Resources Ltd. 2006 to 2008; independent financial consultant from 2003 to 2006; Director of Fundamental Equity Research for Credit Suisse First Boston from 2002 to 2003; First Vice President, Global Coordinator of Mining Research at Merrill Lynch 1998 to 2001 and Precious Metals Analyst at Merrill Lynch from 1994 to 1998; Portfolio Manager of Franklin Gold Fund and Valuemark Precious Metals Funds for Franklin Templeton Group (a global investment management organization) from 1990 to 1994. Other directorships include the Denver Gold Group (a non-profit industry association).
Director since 2013
Director of Taiwan Opportunities Fund Ltd. since 2012 and Trustee of Steelworkers Pension Trust from 2009-2011. President and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund, 1985-2011.
Director since 2014
Chief Executive Officer, General Moly, Inc. since 2007; various executive positions with Newmont Mining Corporation, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, 1997 to 2006. Other directorships include Energy Fuels Inc., General Moly Inc. and the Nevada Mining Association (a non-profit industry association).
Mary Joan Hoene
Director since 2014
Counsel, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP since 2010; Counsel, Corporate Department, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (now SNR Dentons), 2009-2010; Senior Vice President, Independent Chief Compliance Officer, Columbia Funds, Liberty All-Star Funds, Galaxy Funds, BACAP Registered Hedge Fund and Columbia Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund (Bank of America Corporation), 2004-2007.