Australian-based OceanaGold has announced changes to its executive leadership team with the creation and appointment into the roles of chief operating officer Asia-Pacific, chief operating officer Americas, as well as chief technical and projects officer.  

Scott Sullivan, the company’s current chief operating officer, will transition to the new chief technical and projects officer role in the fourth quarter of 2022. He will lead group-wide technical functions and provide strategic direction on studies and execution of major projects.

Following Sullivan's transition to his new role, current executive vice president exploration and development Craig Feebrey will return to his previous role as executive vice president exploration. The transition will allow him to focus on the company’s mineral resources and existing exploration portfolio along with the evaluation of future opportunities.

“OceanaGold is moving to a regional chief operating officer model in recognition of the level of opportunity in each of our regions requiring executive-level support and the spread of time zones in which we operate,” the company explained, noting that Peter Sharpe will also join OceanaGold and the ELT as chief operating officer Asia-Pacific.

Sharpe will be accountable for the Waihi and Macraes operations in New Zealand and the Didipio mine in the Philippines, as well as the company's asset management and continuous improvement functions. He will join OceanaGold in 4Q22.

Finally, OceanaGold’s current executive general manager for the Haile gold mine, David Londono, has been promoted to chief operating officer Americas and the ELT, effective immediately. There, he will continue leading the Haile operation's transformation and development of the Haile Underground once permitted.

"I am delighted to welcome Peter Sharpe to OceanaGold. Together with Scott, David and Craig we will have exceptional technical depth and capability and experience of working across multiple geographies,” said OceanaGold President and CEO Gerard Bond.

Multinational miner OceanaGold’s portfolio includes the Didipio mine in the Philippines; the Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand; and the Haile gold mine in the United States.