Hazelwood Resources has appointed Mark Warren as non-executive chairman and Patrick Burke as a non-executive director. Mark Warren is a mechanical engineer with more than 30 years’ global experience in advisory, executive and technical roles in mining and metals businesses. Patrick Burke is a lawyer with extensive legal, commercial and corporate advisory experience.

DuPont has appointed Rod Nelson as head of DuPont Sustainable Solutions for Australia and New Zealand. For the first time, DuPont’s ANZ lead will be based in Perth in a bid to capitalize on the huge growth in Western Australia. Rod Nelson brings more than 15 years’ experience in mining and construction, which includes his previous position as KPMG’s Global Mining lead of projects.


Jason Andringa

As part of its family succession planning process, Vermeer Corporation has announced that third-generation family member Jason Andringa will serve as the company’s next president and CEO. On November 1 Jason will assume the role for one year. He currently serves as President of Forage and Environmental Solutions.

Barisan Gold Corporation has appointed Shawn Westcott as president. He joins Barisan Gold from NioCorp Developments where he spent the last 3 years leading that company’s corporate communications team.

Paramount Mining has appointed Daniel Poller as CEO and managing director. Based in Jakarta, he is an experienced resource finance executive with in excess of 15 years in the mining and energy sectors, working throughout Asia, Africa and Australia. Terry Holohan has resigned from the Board and from his executive role after earlier resigning from his roles as CEO and managing director.

Augur Resources has appointed Justin Werner as its managing director. He has been a director of Augur since December 2010. Based in Indonesia, he has overseen the re-capitalisation of the company, the re-commencement of exploration at the Wonogiri project and acquisition from MMG of an 80% interest in the Gorontalo properties.


Hamish Christie-Johnston

Hamish Christie-Johnston has been appointed chief sales officer (off-highway) at MTU Detroit Diesel Australia. As a member of the executive team, he will be responsible for the off-highway business, encompassing the engineering and marketing functions. He joins MTU Detroit Diesel Australia from Rockdrill Services Australia where he held the role of CEO.

Axiom Mining has appointed Donald Macansh as exploration manager and Hans Vulker as human resources manager. Donald Macansh is a geologist with more than 30 years’ experience, largely in mineral exploration in Queensland and Melanesia. Hans Vulker has spent the past 30 years in human resources and training for mining operations offshore and in the Pacific.

Besra has appointed John Glen as chief financial officer. An Australian citizen, John Glen’s professional career spans almost 30 years in accounting and corporate finance and advisory roles. He is the founder and director of Meridian Corporate Advisory, an independent corporate advisory firm operating out of Sydney.

Mindoro Resources announces the retirement and resignation of director and CEO Tony Climie. Director and executive vice president Penny Gould has succeeded him as CEO. Tony Climie continues to provide advisory services as a consultant. Mindoro has also appointed Federico Zarate to its Board and Clayton Northey as corporate secretary.

Trans-Tasman Resources has appointed Alan Eggers as chairman while previous executive chairman Tim Crossley has stepped down from the position but remains an executive director.

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