Philip Pascall Obituary, First Quantum Mining Co-Founder And Chairman Has Passed Away

Philip Pascall Obituary, Death – First Quantum Mining is profoundly saddened to announce the death of Philip Pascall, one of its founders and Chairman, on September 19, 2023. Philip died quietly at home in Perth, Western Australia. Philip co-founded First Quantum in 1996 and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since its founding until 2022. Under his direction, the Company grew from a 10,000 tonnes tailings re-processor with the Bwana Mkubwa project in Zambia to one of the world’s largest copper producers with operations spanning five continents and employing more than 20,000 people globally.
Among the many legacies he leaves behind, Philip was most proud of the several programs for the local communities in which First Quantum Minerals operates, providing improved standards of health and education to often distant locations. The Board of Directors has elected Robert Harding, Lead Independent Director, as Interim Chairman. Mr. Harding has been a Director of the Company since 2013 and is well-versed in its operations and distinctive culture.
Mr. Harding directed the Company’s succession planning process as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, which resulted in the selection of Tristan Pascall to the role of Chief Executive Officer in May 2022. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Pascall family and friends,” Interim Chairman Robert Harding said. “We are all grateful to Phillip for his exceptional leadership at First Quantum, which helped us to become the modern, multi-national mining company that we are today.”
Philip was a friend and mentor, and his death will be felt deeply throughout the Company as well as the many individuals and lives he influenced as a result of his vision.” “While this is a tremendous loss for all of us at First Quantum, Philip would not want us to dwell on his passing for too long.”
“He was always looking forward and excited about the Company’s trajectory,” said Tristan Pascall, Chief Executive Officer of First Quantum.
“Philip drove First Quantum’s emphasis on project execution, operational excellence, and social responsibility, and we intend to carry on his significant legacy.”

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