Botswana Diamonds has announced the appointment of Anne Margaret McFarland, 53 as a non-executive director.
Anne has extensive experience in resources in Russia. For fifteen years she worked as a senior finance executive for Glencore, BP and Russian conglomerates. She is fluent in Russian. She holds qualifications from Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and qualified as a chartered accountant in London.
John Teeling, Chairman, commented “Anne will bring added dimensions to our board. A fluent Russian speaker with many years on the ground resources experience in Russia she will be actively involved with our fast growing joint venture with Alrosa.”
McFarland is currently or has within the past 5 years been a director of the following companies Gartan Finance Ltd, Segezha Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. Past directorships include stints at ArKa Merchants Ltd, Segezha Packaging AB, Segezha Packaging GmbH, Segezha Packaging Srl, Segezha Ambalaj, Segezha Packaging SAU and Headfort Trust Ltd.
McFarland holds options over 250,000 shares in Botswana Diamonds exercisable at a price of 2.75p per share.