Newcrest

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Board of Directors

Peter Hay

Independent Non-Executive Chairman


LLB, FAICD

Mr Hay was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board on 1 January 2014 after being appointed to the Board in August 2013. He is the Chairman of the Nominations Committee. 

Skills, experience and expertise
Mr Hay has a strong background and breadth of experience in business, corporate law, finance and investment banking advisory work, with particular expertise in relation to mergers and acquisitions. He has also had significant involvement in advising governments and government-owned enterprises. Mr Hay was a partner of the legal firm Freehills until 2005, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2000.


Current Listed Directorships
Chairman of Vicinity Centres (from 2015)

Other Current Directorships / Appointments
Director of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
Member of the AICD Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel

Former Listed Directorships (last 3 years)
Director of GUD Holdings Limited (2009-2015)
Director of Novion Limited (2014-2015)
Director of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (2008-2014)
Director of Myer Holdings Limited (2010-2014)

Sandeep Biswas

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


BEng (Chem) (Hons)

Mr Biswas was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 4 July 2014. He joined Newcrest in January 2014, as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.
 

Skills, experience and expertise
Mr Biswas was previously Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Aluminium, a wholly owned subsidiary within the Rio Tinto group, which incorporated the bauxite, alumina, refining and smelting operations in Australia and New Zealand. He began his career with Mount Isa Mines, working in both Australia and Europe. Mr Biswas has also worked for Western Mining in Australia and Rio Tinto in Canada and Australia.  He has experience in research, operations, business development and projects, across commodities including aluminium, copper, lead, zinc and nickel.
 

Other Current Directorships / Appointments
Director Minerals Council of Australia

Gerard Bond

Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer


BComm, Graduate Diploma Applied Finance and Investment, Chartered Accountant, F Fin

Mr Bond was appointed to the Board in February 2012, after joining Newcrest as Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer in January 2012.

Skills, experience and expertise
Mr Bond has experience in the global financial and resources industry with Newcrest, BHP Billiton, Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. Prior to joining Newcrest, Mr Bond was with BHP Billiton for over 14 years where he held a number of senior executive roles in Europe and Australia including in Mergers and Acquisitions, Treasury, as Deputy CFO of the Aluminium business, CFO and then Acting President of the Nickel business, and most recently was BHP Billiton’s Head of Group Human Resources.

 

Philip Aiken AM

Independent Non-Executive Director


BEng (Chemical), Advanced Management Program (HBS)

Mr Aiken was appointed to the Board in April 2013.  He is Chairman of the Safety and Sustainability Committee and a member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and the Nominations Committee.

Skills, experience and expertise
Mr Aiken has extensive Australian and international business experience, principally in the engineering and resources sectors.  He was Group President Energy BHP Billiton, President BHP Petroleum, Managing Director BOC/CIG, Chief Executive of BTR Nylex and Senior Advisor Macquarie Bank (Europe).  

Current Listed Directorships
Chairman Aveva plc (from 2012)
Chairman Balfour Beatty plc (from 2015)


Former Listed Directorships (last 3 years)
Senior Independent Director Essar Energy plc (2010-2014)
Director of Essar Oil Limited (a listed subsidiary of Essar Energy plc) (2012-2014)

Director of National Grid plc (2008-2015)

Lady Winifred Kamit

Independent Non-Executive Director


BA, LL.B

Lady Kamit was appointed to the Board in February 2011. She is a member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and the Safety and Sustainability Committee.

Skills, experience and expertise
Lady Kamit has extensive business experience and broad community knowledge of Papua New Guinea.  She is currently a consultant at Gadens Lawyers in Port Moresby and was formerly a senior partner at that firm. Lady Kamit was a Director of Lihir Gold Limited from 2004 until 2010.

Current Listed Directorships
Steamships Trading Company Limited (from 2005)

Other Current Directorships / Appointments
Chairman of ANZ Banking Group (PNG) Limited
Director of Post Courier Limited
Director of South Pacific Post Limited

Rick Lee AM

Independent Non-Executive Director


BEng (Chemical) (Hons), MA (Econ) (Oxon), FAICD

Mr Lee was appointed to the Board in August 2007. He is Chairman of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Skills, experience and expertise
Mr Lee has extensive resource banking, finance and international commercial experience. His previous senior executive roles include 16 years with CSR Limited and nine years as Chief Executive Officer of NM Rothschild Australia Limited. He is a former Chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and C. Czarnikow Limited and is a former Director of CSR Limited. 

Current Listed Directorships
Chairman of Ruralco Holdings Limited (from 2016)
Chairman Oil Search Limited (Director from 2012, Chairman from 2013)

John Spark

Independent Non-Executive Director


BComm, FCA, MAICD

Mr Spark was appointed to the Board in September 2007. He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

Skills, experience and expertise
Mr Spark has an extensive background in company reconstruction, accounting, profit improvement and financial analysis. He is a registered company auditor and former Managing Partner of Ferrier Hodgson, Melbourne. He is a former Director of ANL Limited, Baxter Group Limited, Macarthur Coal Limited and former Chairman of Ridley Corporation Limited.

Former Listed Directorships (last 3 years)
Chairman of Ridley Corporation Limited (2010-2015)(Director 2008-2015).

Xiaoling Liu

Independent Non-Executive Director


PhD (Extractive Metallurgy), BEng (Extractive Metallurgy), GAICD, FAusIMM

Dr Liu was appointed to the Board in September 2015. She is a member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee, the Safety and Sustainability Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee.

Skills, experience and expertise
Dr Liu has extensive executive experience in leading global mining and processing businesses.  Her last executive role was as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals based in Denver, where she ran integrated mining, processing and supply chain operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to her last executive role, Dr Liu held senior management and operational roles at Rio Tinto throughout her career including President – Primary Metal Pacific, Managing Director - Global Technical Services and General Manager Bell Bay Smelter.


Current Listed Directorships
Director of Iluka Resources Limited (from 2016)


Other Current Directorships / Appointments
Director of Melbourne Business School

Roger Higgins

Independent Non-Executive Director

BE (Civil Engineering) (Hons), MSc (Hydraulics), PhD (Water Resources)

 

Dr Higgins was appointed to the Board effective from 1 October 2015.  He is a member of the Safety and Sustainability Committee. 

 

Skills, experience and expertise
Dr Higgins brings extensive experience leading mining companies and operations, and has deep working knowledge of Papua New Guinea as a current Non-Executive Director and a former Managing Director of Ok Tedi Mining Limited in Papua New Guinea.  In his most recent executive position, Dr Higgins served as Senior Vice President, Copper at Canadian metals and mining company, Teck Resources Limited.  Prior to this role he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with BHP Billiton Base Metals Customer Sector Group working in Australia and also held senior positions with BHP Billiton in Chile.  He holds the position of Adjunct Professor with the Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland.


Current Listed Directorships
Director of Minotaur Exploration Limited (from 2016)
Director of Metminco Limited (from 2013)
 

Other Current Directorships / Appointments
Director of Ok Tedi Mining Limited
Chairman of the International River Foundation
 

Former Listed Directorships (last 3 years)
Blackthorn Resources Limited (2014)