The Royal Mint appoints Shimi Shah as Non-Executive Director


The Royal Mint has appointed Shimi Shah as a Non-Executive Director. Shimi has over 25 years of investment and international expansion expertise, and will support the business develop and deliver its diversity and inclusivity strategy.

Last year The Royal Mint committed to ensuring diverse communities are reflected and celebrated through their coins and precious metals. It has since introduced the ‘Diversity Built Britain’ 50 pence, the first depiction of Britannia as a woman of colour on a coin, and a bespoke Diwali gold bar series.

Shimi joins The Royal Mint to help build on this commitment, providing strategic advice and guidance on the employee experience, and engaging with more diverse groups in the UK and overseas. Shimi joins the Group at a pivotal point as it diversifies into new products and services such as premium collectables and precious metal investments.

Shimi has been actively involved in investing and venture capital for over 20 years, having invested over $500m through various funds. As a highly experienced and active independent director and Chairperson, Shimi holds a number of board positions in various sectors including IT services, commercial real estate, and board solutions. She is currently Chairperson of Impact Holdings Group, Executive Chairperson of Carousel Solutions Group Ltd, Chairperson of Miratech Inc, and sits on the advisory board of the North East Regional Development Fund in the UK.

Graham Love, Chairman of The Royal Mint Group, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Shimi to the Board at such an exciting stage of our diversification. Over the last three years we have successfully expanded beyond currency production into precious metals investment, premium consumer goods and historic coins – responding to changing customer needs and building a strong business for the future. Underpinning all of this work is a commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation, and Shimi brings a wealth of expertise and experience in this area.”

Shimi Shah, Non-Executive Director of The Royal Mint, said:

“It is a privilege to join The Royal Mint as it forges an exciting new future for Britain’s oldest company. Today’s employees and consumers demand trust, authenticity and ethics, and The Royal Mint is ideally placed to deliver this as a premium British brand. I have been impressed by the diversity already present on The Royal Mint’s board, and will build on that to help them meet the needs of more diverse customer and employee groups.”

The Royal Mint’s Non Executive Board is comprised of industry leaders across engineering, manufacturing, and marketing to help advise and steer the Group as it evolves into new products and sectors. Current members include;

  • Graham Love – Chairman
  • Xenia Carr-Griffiths
  • Michael Clayforth-Carr
  • Jamie Carter
  • Cheryl Toner
  • Bill Spencer
  • Shimi Shah

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