Follow the Leaders: This week’s executive appointments


Keep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including Newmont Corporation, Chalice Mining, Northern Minerals and more.

Newmont Corporation has added Emma FitzGerald and Mary Laschinger to its board of directors, bringing with them extensive executive and management experience.

Former chief executive officer of Puma Energy International, FitzGerald has a deep understanding of the energy and water industries and has helped guide customer facing downstream businesses through developing markets.

Laschinger is the former chief executive officer of Veritiv, a Fortune 500 business-to-business distribution solutions company. Laschinger brings valuable global business experience having served in roles across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

“We are thrilled to welcome these two experienced and distinguished directors to Newmont,” Newmont chairman Gregory Boyce said. “Their outstanding senior management experience, comprehensive knowledge of complex global operations and deep understanding of governance and oversight make them excellent additions to our board.”


Chalice Mining has bid farewell to non-executive director Stephen Quin, who has retired after 11 years on the board.

Revealing the news at its annual general meeting (AGM), Chalice honoured Quin’s contribution to the company over the years.

“I would like to sincerely thank Stephen for his significant contribution, guidance and dedication to Chalice through good and bad times in the mining cycle,” outgoing Chalice chairman Tim Goyder said.

Quin retires after more than 40 years in the mining and exploration industry where he has served in roles at Midas Gold, Capstone Mining and Miramar Mining Corporation.


Northern Minerals has appointed Nicholas Curtis as its chairman following the resignation of founding director Colin McCavana.

Curtis played a big part in the rise of Lynas Corporation, where he worked from 2001 until 2015. Curtis refocussed Lynas as a rare earths company developing the Mt Weld rare earth deposit in Western Australia and downstream rare earth processing plant in Kuantan, Malaysia.

In June 2011, Curtin was awarded an Order of Australia for his services to the community through various executive roles supporting medical research and healthcare organisations.


Deep Yellow has appointed Gregory Meyerowitz as a non-executive director, bringing with him 35 years’ experience in the professional services industry.

Meyerowitz has served as a senior partner of international accounting firm Ernst & Young, heading its Perth audit division for 10 years. During his tenure at the company, he was a leading signing partner for five ASX 100 companies.

Deep Yellow said Meyerowitz’s addition came at an important time when the company was establishing itself in the uranium industry.


Burgundy Diamond Mines has welcomed Jeremy Taylor to lead the company’s project development and mining operations.

With 40 years’ international mining experience and 25 years in the diamond industry, Taylor has worked for the likes of Rio Tinto, Gem Diamonds and De Beers Consolidated Mines.

Burgundy stated that Taylor would be a critical addition to its senior leadership team just as the company looks to elevate itself from exploration into production.

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