Shimi Shah has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with The Royal Mint.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.