College of benefactors 2019

In acknowledgment of the importance of philanthropy, the University of Exeter invites its most generous donors to become members of the prestigious College of Benefactors. Induction into the College is the highest honour that the University can bestow upon its donors. Established in 2006, membership of the College gives public recognition to the University’s greatest benefactors. July 2019 marks the tenth occasion in which members have been welcomed into the College.

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Centamin PLC

(Represented by Andrew Pardey, Chief Executive Officer)

Monday 22 July 2019 10:00am

We are delighted to welcome Andrew Pardey, Chief Executive Officer of Centamin plc, as Centamin's representative to the University of Exeter's College of Benefactors. Centamin has generously supported the University by funding the establishment of a long term scholarship programme at our Camborne School of Mines – with total funding and pledged support for the University of half a million pounds.

The fund was established in memory of Richard Osman (MSc Mining Geology, 1999) who studied at the Camborne School of Mines and later joined Centamin and worked in the mining industry in Australia, Africa and the Middle East. Richard passed away in a plane crash in May 2016 at just 40 years of age.

As Richard's former employer, Centamin became the founding donor to the Richard Osman Memorial Fund. Further friends and colleagues of Richard's have also contributed to the fund including Capital Drilling, Altus Strategies and Ariana Resources. £700,000 has been raised in total and the first Richard Osman scholar was recruited for the 2018/19 academic year.

Each year, the Richard Osman Scholars programme will enable up to two talented UK students to follow in Richard's footsteps and study on the MSc Mining Geology. A generation of mining students will become distinguished Richard Osman Scholars.