Our Board

Andrew Michelmore, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Michelmore rejoined our Board in September 2018 after previously serving on Century’s Board from June 2010 through September 2015. Mr. Michelmore also serves as Chairman of the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health and Chairman of the Ormond College Council at the University of Melbourne. Mr. Michelmore adds valuable metals and mining expertise to our Board by virtue of his prior experience as Chief Executive Officer of MMG Limited, Zinifex, OZ Minerals, EN+ Group, and WMC Resources. Mr. Michelmore also adds valuable engineering and international business experience to our Board by virtue of his positions as a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a past member of the Business Council of Australia.

Jarl Berntzen, Director

Mr. Berntzen joined our Board in 2006. Mr. Berntzen has served as the Managing Director, SaaS and Data Services Markets with Oppenheimer & Co. since June 2020. Mr. Berntzen has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions ("M&A"), financial restructurings and corporate development activities, having served in senior M&A advisory positions at several international investment banks and advisory firms, including more than 10 years with Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Berntzen's financial acumen and expertise, investment banking experience and international M&A experience provides insight to our Board when considering Century's growth and development objectives.

Michael A. Bless, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Bless joined Century in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bless was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2011 and elected to our Board in December 2012. Mr. Bless also currently serves as a director of Simpson Manufacturing Inc. and CNA Financial Corporation. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Bless held a number of senior management positions at both public and private companies and investment banks, including Chief Financial Officer of Rockwell Automation, Inc. and investment banking at Dillon, Read & Co. Mr. Bless brings valuable leadership, risk-management, investor-relation, international operations experience and strategy-development experience to the Board. Mr. Bless also has extensive knowledge of the aluminum industry and global market conditions and, as the only management representative on our Board, Mr. Bless provides a unique perspective in Board discussions about the business and strategic direction of the Company. The Board benefits from his business insights, financial acumen and knowledge of the Company and the markets it serves.

Cynthia Carroll, Director

Ms. Carroll joined our Board in June 2020. Ms. Carroll also currently serves as a director at Hitachi Ltd., Baker Hughes Company, Pembina Pipeline and Prince Corporation and in addition, she serves as a director on the advisory board of American Securities. Ms. Carroll adds valuable metals and mining expertise to our Board by virtue of her experience, in addition to the above, as Chief Executive Officer of Anglo American plc and nearly eighteen years at Alcan, Inc., during which time she served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Primary Metal Group, Alcan's core business, President of the Bauxite, Alumina and Specialty Chemicals business and as the Managing Director of Aughinish Alumina. Ms. Carroll also previously served on the boards of BP plc. and the Sara Lee Corporation and chaired Anglo American Platinum and De Beers Société Anonyme. She has been a member of the International Council for Mining and Metals, the International Aluminum Institute, and the American Aluminum Association where she was a member of the board. Our Board benefits from Ms. Carroll’s extensive knowledge of the metals and mining industry, financial and strategic acumen, as well as her diverse global experience and perspective.

Errol Glasser, Director

Mr. Glasser joined our Board in September 2014. Mr. Glasser is a partner and co-founder of Triangle Capital LLC. He is also a Director of Regency Affiliates. Mr. Glasser has extensive expertise in corporate development activities by virtue of his having served in the financial sector for over 20 years. Our Board also benefits from Mr. Glasser's substantial financial, accounting and investment knowledge and from his experiences serving on other boards and audit committees and as an advisor to other public and private companies.

Mr. van Jaarsveld joined our Board in December 2017. Mr. van Jaarsveld is the Asset and Investment Manager of the Aluminum and Alumina Department of Glencore plc and adds valuable expertise to our Board by virtue of his experience in such a role.