Angkor Gold


Grant Smith

Angkor Gold has announced the addition of Grant Smith, CPA, CA, to the Board of Directors.

Mr Smith previously served as Angkor’s Chief Financial Officer.

His management background extends over 25 years with diverse operations and organisations, including York University and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has over 15 years of experience in the accounting field. Mr Smith was one of the founders and the senior partner of Clearline CPA, from which he has now retired.

Mr Smith has served as the CFO or director for several public companies on the TSX Venture Exchange with operations in Canada, the USA, and Mexico.


BHP has appointed Ian Cockerill and Susan Kilsby to the BHP Board as independent Non-executive Directors, effective 1 April 2019.

Mr Cockerill has extensive mining experience, including in chief executive, operational, strategic and technical roles. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Anglo Coal and Gold Fields Limited, and a senior executive with AngloGold Ashanti and Anglo American Group. Mr Cockerill has considerable public company board experience, including as a Non-executive Director of Orica Limited, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd and Endeavour Mining Corporation, and as Chairman of the board of Blackrock World Mining Trust plc.

Ms Kilsby has extensive experience in finance and strategy, having held several roles in global investment banking.

From 1996 to 2014, she held senior executive roles at Credit Suisse, including as a Senior Advisor, and Chairman of EMEA Mergers and Acquisitions.\

Ms Kilsby brings to the BHP Board her non-executive experience across multiple industries. Until recently, Ms Kilsby was the Chairman of Shire plc.

She is currently the Senior Independent Director at BBA Aviation plc, and a Non-executive Director of Diageo plc and Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.


Kalev Ruberg

Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMC)

Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has welcomed new Vice-Chair, Kalev Ruberg, Vice-President Digital Systems and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Teck Resources Limited (Teck), Canada’s largest diversified resource company.

Mr Ruberg brings extensive experience in information technology and business leadership to the GMG Executive Council. He has held the position of CIO with Teck since 2006 and has a strong background in information systems and technology and applied artificial intelligence. He was appointed Vice-President, Digital Systems in 2017.

As GMG Vice-Chair, Mr Ruberg will sit on the Executive Council and help shape GMG strategy.


Melissa North

Jupiter Mines Limited

Jupiter Mines has announced the appointment of Melissa North to the Board of Directors as Finance Director.

Ms North joined Jupiter in 2012 as Group Financial Controller and was subsequently appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary.

Over the past seven years, she has played a critical role in the development of Jupiter, culminating in its ASX listing in April 2018 and in its subsequent evolution into a successful ASX300 company.

Ms North qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 and has extensive experience in business and accounting in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Ms North will retain her role as CFO and Company Secretary. In addition, she will now be tasked with the day to day investor relations for the Company.

As the Company’s first female director, Ms North brings not only the skills and experience necessary for Jupiter’s long-term success, but also signals an important step to greater board diversity.

Nexus Gold Corp

Nexus Gold has appointed J. Ian Stalker as Non-Executive Chairman.

Mr. Stalker, currently a Director with the Company, has more than 45 years of development and operational mining experience in countries around the world, including over a decade working in West Africa.

Among his many senior executive positions, he was Managing Director of Ashanti Goldfields (later to become AngloGold Ashanti); Vice President of Gold Fields, and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Brazilian Gold Corp.


Chi To (Nathan) Wong

MZI Resources

MZI Resources hasannounced the resignation of Mr Chi To (Nathan) Wong as a Non-Executive Director of MZI due to increased time demands of his other business interests.

Mr Wong was appointed to the Board in March 2010 as a representative of Tricoastal Minerals (Holdings) Company Limited, the Company’s longstanding zircon offtake customer, which contributed to initial development funding for the Company’s then Tiwi Islands operations and held up to a 6.7 per cent interest in the Company.

Tricoastal’s equity interest has since reduced over time to approximately 1 per cent, although it remains the offtake customer for high value zircon concentrate from Keysbrook.

Mining and Minerals Hall’s (MMH)

José Luis del Valle, Chairman of the Management Board of SOCIMI Lar España Real Estate and the Management Board of WiZink Bank, will be the new president of Mining and Minerals Hall’s (MMH) Scientific Committee.

Mr del Valle, has a broad, distinguished career in the industrial and corporate worlds.

Currently, he is Chairman of the Management Board of SOCIMI Lar España Real Estate, position that he has held since 2014; and chairman of the Management Board of WiZink Bank since 2018. He has also been an adviser and member of Abengoa’s Audit Commission since 2016 and Seguros Ocaso’s since 2015.


Dr Darryl Clark was appointed an independent non-executive director of Peako.

Dr Clark is an exploration geologist with over 26 years of experience in Australia, Central Asia and South East Asia.


Karen Wood


South32 Limited has elected Karen Wood to the position of Chair Elect of the Board of Directors.

Ms Wood will succeed David Crawford AO effective from 12 April 2019, at which time David will retire as Chairman and Non-Executive Director.

Ms Wood joined the South32 Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1November2017 and is a member of the Board’s Remuneration Committee, Sustainability Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee. She has extensive experience as a senior executive in the resources sector, having served on BHP’s executive team from 2001 until her retirement in 2014.

Ms Wood’s election follows a formal succession process led by South32 Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee, Wayne Osborn.


Following the controversy of the Brumadinho tailings dam disaster in Brazil in January, Vale’s Chief Executive Officer Fabio Schvartsman has temporarily resigned from his role, which allows for the potential of reinstatement in the future.

Gerd Peter Poppinga (Executive Director of Ferrous and Coal), Lucio Flavio Gallon Cavalli (Head of Planning and Development of Ferrous and Coal) and Silmar Magalhães Silva (Head of Operations of the Southeast Corridor), have also requested temporary removal from office, which was accepted.

The Vale Board of Directors initiated the interim succession plan previously discussed to appoint Eduardo de Salles Bartolomeo (currently Executive Director of Base Metals) as the interim CEO of Vale.

Claudio de Oliveira Alves (current Head of Pellet and Manganese) will hold the interim position of Executive Director of Ferrous and Coal, and Mark Travers (Head of Legal, Institutional Relations and Sustainability of Base Metals), will hold the interim position of Executive Director of Base Metals.

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