Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments


Keep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at Chalice Mining, AngloGold Ashanti, Rincon Resources and more.

Chalice Mining chairman Tim Goyder has announced his retirement from the board, effective from the company’s annual general meeting in November.

Goyder founded Chalice in 2006 and has been crucial to the company’s growth into its development studies phase.

He has agreed to consult the company in a part-time advisory role until the end of June 2022

The company has appointed Derek La Ferla as non-executive chair of the company from October 1 and will seek re-election at the upcoming annual general meeting.

If La Ferla is re-elected, he will be appointed chair from the close of the annual general meeting.

La Ferla has a history as an ASX200 chair and company director, serving as chair of Sandfire in 2010 and currently as chair of Poseidon Nickel.


AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Marcelo Godoy as chief technology officer from November 1, 2021.

Godoy’s current role is senior vice president, exploration at Newmont and brings more than 20 years’ experience in the mining industry.

He delivered a world-class orebody risk management system at Newmont that enabled a step change in production forecast reliability.

Prior to joining Newmont in 2021, Godoy was a mining sector leader for Golder Associates in South America, where he managed mining feasibility studies for Codelco, Vale, BHP, Anglo American and Antofagasta Minerals.

Godoy will replace outgoing executive vice president: group planning & technical Graham Ehm, who will be retiring at the end of the year after 30 years with AngloGold Ashanti.


Rincon Resources has appointed chief executive officer Gary Harvey the role of managing director.

Harvey has played a key role in the discovery and development of gold and nickel deposits, including the Thunderbox gold project in Western Australia.

He recently served as exploration manager for Barra Resources and was responsible for the exploration and development of its gold plays.

Harvey brings more than 25 years’ experience in gold and nickel exploration to the managing director role and has previously held senior exploration positions with Johnsons Well Mining, Forrestania Gold, Lionore Australia and Viceory Australia.

The geologist has also served in a technical support role with Fortescue Metals Group.


Resource Base has appointed Shannon Green as executive chairman and chief executive officer.

Green currently serves as executive chairman on a part-time basis with the new position to help drive the Resource Base’s exploration and company building endeavours.

He will specifically focus on advancing the exploration and development of the Black Range project in Victoria and complete the acquisition of rare earth explorer Mitre Hill.

Green brings 20 years of experience in corporate, resource development and mining operations.

He is currently serving as managing director of Pathfinder Resources and will retire from the role on November 16, 2021. He has also served as managing director of Lindian Resources and general manager of project implementation at Canyon Resources.


Ironbark Zinc has appointed Alexander Downer and Paul Cahill as non-executive directors of the company.

Alex Downer is Australia’s longest serving foreign minister, holding the role from 1996 to 2007.

He also served as opposition leader of the Australian Liberal Party from 1994 to 1995 and was Member of the Australian Parliament for Mayo for more than 20 years.

Ironbark said his appointment reflected the geopolitical importance of the Citronen zinc-lead project in Greenland.

Cahill was previously head of business development and head of strategic relations at Anglo American.

He currently serves as senior advisor – mineral resources investment for Mitsubishi Corporation and chairman of the advisory board of Bacchus Capital Advisers.

The appointments will result in the retirement of Maciej Sciazko from the board from October 1.

Previous ArticleNext Article
Send this to a friend