Catherine Raw joined Barrick on May 1, 2015 as Executive Vice President, Business Performance. Prior to joining Barrick, she was 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.
At Barrick, Ms. Raw will work collaboratively with other members of the leadership team to drive greater rigor in financial analysis, planning and performance management across the company. She will also play an important role in strategy development and execution, and will work with Barrick's Investor Relations team to build enduring partnerships with both new and existing owners. 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, complementing and enhancing the capabilities of the company’s leadership team.
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 a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, with Honors, from Downing College, University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in Mineral Project Appraisal from Imperial College London.