Former Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea Ian Kemish has been appointed executive general manager of public affairs and social governance for Newcrest Mining. He was most recently senior director of Asia Pacific external affairs at ExxonMobil.

Highly experienced mining executive Doug Kirwin has joined the Board of Kingsrose Mining as a non-executive director. Non-executive director Bill Phillips has become executive director (mining).

Frédéric Théry

Veolia Water Technologies has appointed Frédéric Théry as Asia Pacific chief executive officer. He oversees Veolia’s business in the Asia Pacific and guides the company in its transition to a new internal structure.

As part of KBL Mining’s management structure review, experienced mining engineer Damian Spring has been appointed chief operating officer based at the Mineral Hill Mine in central NSW.

Non-executive director Julian Hanna has resigned from the Board of Western Areas. The combination of his increased time commitments to executive duties at MOD Resources and more than 16 years with Western Areas has meant that he felt this was an appropriate time to step down.

Kangaroo Resources has advised of the resignation of Ian Ogilvie as managing director. Non-executive director Russell Neil has been appointed CEO and managing director.

Graeme Wolfenden

Sandvik has announced the appointment of Graeme Wolfenden to the position of Australian drill master for its mining and construction business.

Huiyi Wang has been appointed non-executive director of SouthGobi Resources. He is an investment associate in China Cinda (HK) Holdings Co Ltd, the intermediate holding company of Novel Sunrise Investments, which is the largest shareholder of SouthGobi.

Newmont Mining has appointed mining veteran Stephen Dumble to lead the company’s Asia Pacific business. He takes over from Tom Palmer who has succeeded Chris Robison as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Barry L Pennypacker

Manitowoc has named Barry Pennypacker as president and CEO of Manitowoc Cranes. Larry Weyers continues as executive vice president of Manitowoc Cranes.

ECR Minerals has appointed Craig Brown as finance director. He was formerly managing director of Kryso Resources.

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