Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) CEO Simon Bennison will retire from the role in August. He has served as CEO since 2008 and AMEC president Will Robinson says he has made a remarkable contribution to the organisation.

BHP has named packaging executive and former Amcor head Ken MacKenzie as its next chairman, succeeding Jac Nasser from September 1.


Scott Jug

The Siemon Company has appointed Scott Jug as technical services manager for the Asia Pacific region, based out of The Siemon Companies office in Sydney.

Dennis Ouellette has been appointed as Angkor Gold Corp exploration manager to work at the company’s Cambodian prospects.

East Asia Minerals Corporation has appointed Scott Davis as chief financial officer, replacing Michael Nayyar who has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has appointed Stephen Durkin as its new chief executive officer. He was most recently chief executive of Engineers Australia.


Scott Wooldridge

Rockwell Automation has appointed Scott Wooldridge as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. In this role, he will oversee sales and business operations in the region and be responsible for the company’s growth and performance strategy.

Boyke Abidin has agreed to become a director of One Asia Resources while Martin Pyle and Rob Hogarth have been appointed independent non-executive directors on the Awak Mas board.

Sihayo Gold has appointed Malcolm Paterson as CEO and managing director. Most recently, he was CEO of PT Kasongan Bumi Kencana (KBK), part of the Pelsart Group. KBK developed the Mirah Gold-Silver Project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

MICROMINE CEO Claire Tuder has been appointed to the METS Ignited Advisory Council, which supports METS Ignited’s delivery of the Australian Government’s industry, innovation and science agenda.

Rainbow Rare Earths has appointed former Avocet Mining CFO Jim Wynn as chief financial officer. His position at Avocet has been filled by Yolanda Bolleurs.