Gareth Penny


Ninety One plc

Gareth Penny is a South African business executive with a multi-decade career leading and operating businesses in the international mining industry. Gareth is currently the Chair of Ninety One Plc (previously Investec Asset Management), a global asset management company with over £140 billion in assets under management.   

Gareth has worked in various forms of mining throughout his three-decade career in the industry, with his main executive career at De Beers and Anglo American, the last five of which he was Group Chief Executive Officer of De Beers. During his tenure at DeBeers and Anglo American, Gareth was instrumental in reshaping not only the world’s largest diamond company, but also the broader diamond industry.

Gareth was previously Chairman of Norilsk Nickel, Russia’s largest diversified mining and metals company. He also served as a non-executive director and Remuneration Committee Chairman of the Julius Baer Group.

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