Warwick Morley-Jepson was appointed Chief Operating Officer on October 1, 2014. He first joined Kinross as Regional Vice-President, Russia in October 2009. Under his leadership, the Russia region has consistently delivered strong operating results and has been among the top performers in the Company's global portfolio. He also led the development of the Dvoinoye mine, bringing it into production in 2013, on time and on budget.
Mr. Morley-Jepson has extensive global experience in the mining industry. He has held executive positions in regional and corporate structures of multinational gold mining companies, including Barrick Gold and Placer Dome. A veteran of the deep underground gold and platinum mines in South Africa, Mr Morley-Jepson began his 35-year career in mine operations before moving into mine development and project execution. Prior to joining Kinross, he was Chief Executive Officer of SUN Gold, a privately-held gold mining company with interests in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Mr. Morley-Jepson graduated from the faculty of Mechanical Engineering (HNDT) at the Technicon Witwatersrand, now part of the University of Johannesburg.