Mr Ferraz was appointed to the Board in July 2016 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
Mr Ferraz is a well-respected Brazilian businessman, with considerable experience and expertise in the Brazilian resources and finance sectors. He was formerly the CFO and subsequently CEO of Paranapanema, the largest copper smelter in Brazil, which he developed into strong business, increasing production significantly. Consequently, Mr Ferraz is well known to Brazilian and international copper producers and commodity traders. Having held senior positions at Banco Bandeirantes, Mr Ferraz also has considerable financial experience, notably with regards to debt financing.
Mr Ferraz has a BA in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo. He is currently a partner of Brasil Agro, a Sao Paulo based specialist agribusiness investment fund. He also sits on the board of a number of industrial companies. He is a Brazilian national, resident, and speaks English.