The Nominations Committee advises the Board on its composition, making recommendations on the addition or replacement of directors where appropriate.
The Nominations Committee membership
Appointment: Alexander Abramov has been a Board member since April 2005. He was CEO and chairman of Evraz Group S.A. until 1 January 2006 and continued to serve as chairman until 1 May 2006. Mr Abramov was a non-executive director from May 2006 until his reappointment as chairman of the Board on 1 December 2008. He was appointed chairman of EVRAZ plc on 14 October 2011.
Committee membership: Mr Abramov is a member of the Nominations Committee.
Skills and experience: Mr Abramov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a first-class honours degree in 1982, and he holds a PhD in physics and mathematics. He founded EvrazMetall in 1992.
Other appointments: Mr Abramov is a Bureau member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (an independent non-governmental organisation), a member of the Board of the Skolkovo Institute for Science and Technology and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Appointment: Alexander Izosimov was appointed to the Board of EVRAZ plc on 28 February 2012.
Committee membership: Mr Izosimov is chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the Nominations Committee and the Audit Committee.
Skills and experience: Mr Izosimov has extensive managerial and board experience. From 2003 to 2011, he was president and CEO of VimpelCom, a leading emerging market telecommunications operator. From 1996 to 2003, he worked at Mars Inc, where he held various managerial positions, including regional president for CIS, Central Europe and Nordics, and he was a member of the executive board. Prior to Mars Inc, Mr Izosimov was a consultant with McKinsey and Co (Stockholm, London,
Other appointments: Mr Izosimov is an independent non-executive director of the Moscow Stock Exchange.
Appointment: Eugene Shvidler has been a Board member of Evraz Group S.A. since August 2006. He was appointed to the Board of EVRAZ plc on 14 October 2011.
Committee membership: Mr Shvidler is a member of the Nominations Committee.
Mr Shvidler served as president of Sibneft from 1998 to 2005, having previously been senior vice president from 1995. He holds an MSc and an MBA.
Other appointments: Mr Shvidler currently serves as chairman of Millhouse LLC and Highland Gold Mining Ltd.
Appointment: Karl Gruber has been a Board member of Evraz Group S.A. since May 2010. He was appointed to the Board of EVRAZ plc on 14 October 2011.
Committee membership: Mr Gruber serves as chairman of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee. He is also a member of the Nominations Committee, and was a member of the Audit Committee until August 2018.
Skills and experience: Mr Gruber has extensive experience in the international metallurgical mill business and holds a diploma in mechanical engineering. He has held various management positions, including eight years as a member of the Managing Board of VOEST-Alpine Industrieanlagenbau (VAI), first as executive vice president of VAI and then as vice chairman of the Managing Board of Siemens VAI. He also chaired the boards of Metals Technologies (MT) Germany and MT Italy. Further, he has executed various consultancy projects for the steel industry and served as CEO and chairman of the Management Board of LISEC Group.
Other appointments: None.
Appointment: Sir Michael Peat was appointed to the Board of EVRAZ plc on 14 October 2011.
Committee membership: Sir Michael serves as chairman of the Nominations Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Skills and experience: Sir Michael is a qualified chartered accountant with over 40 years’ experience. He served as principal private secretary to HRH the Prince of Wales from 2002 until 2011. Prior to this, he spent nine years as the Royal Household’s director of finance and property services and then treasurer to the Queen and keeper of the privy purse. Sir Michael was at KPMG from 1972 and became a partner in 1985. He left KPMG in 1993 to devote himself to his public roles. He holds an MA and MBA and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was the 2018 recipient of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Outstanding Achievement Award.
Other appointments: Sir Michael is chairman of CQS Management Limited and a partner in CQS (UK) LLP, chairman of GEMS MENASA Holdings Limited, a non-executive director of Arbuthnot Latham Limited, a director of Architekton Limited and chairman of the Regeneration Group Limited.
The Nominations Committee Report 2019 from the latest annual report can be downloaded below.