Ollie Oliveira is a Chartered Accountant and economist and has over 40 years of strategic and operating experience in corporate finance and strategy, mainly in the mining sector. Taking early retirement in 2008, he spent the next nine years running his own consultancy as a corporate strategy advisor and private equity advisor and co-investor. Ollie has substantial international quoted company experience having been an executive director of companies quoted in Switzerland and South Africa and a non-executive director of companies listed on the TSX, NYSE and Hong Kong stock exchanges. He has chaired or been a member of Board committees covering the whole spectrum of governance bodies. He is presently Lead Independent Director of Vale SA.