Catherine Raw was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Barrick in April 2016. She joined the Company in May 2015 as Executive Vice President, Business Performance, and was previously Co-Manager of BlackRock’s flagship mining funds. Ms. Raw’s experience as one of the largest investors in the mining sector gives her an intimate knowledge of the global mining investment universe and an understanding of the fundamental drivers of superior performance in the industry. She spent years leading in-depth analysis and evaluation of every major mining company in the world. Her background, combining a foundation in geology with over a decade of experience in mining investment, brings a unique skill-set and deep insight to Barrick.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2003, Ms. Raw worked with Anglo American Plc in London and Johannesburg, and as a geological field assistant in Sweden. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, with first class honors, from Downing College, University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in Mineral Project Appraisal from Imperial College London.