Newcrest

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Board of Directors

Peter Hay

Independent Non-Executive Chairman


LLB, FAICD

Mr Hay was appointed to the Board in August 2013 and commenced as Chairman on 1 January 2014.

Mr Hay has a strong background and breadth of experience in business, corporate law, finance and investment banking advisory work, with a 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.

Listed Directorships
Director of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (from 2008)
Director of GUD Holdings Limited (from 2009)
Director of Myer Holdings Limited (from 2010)

Other Directorships/appointments
Director of Landcare Australia
Director of Australian Institute of Company Directors
Member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel

Former Listed Directorships (last 3 years)
Director of NBN Co Limited (2009-2012)
Director of Alumina Limited (2002-2013)

Greg Robinson

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


BSc (Hons) Geology, MBA (Columbia University), MAICD

Mr Robinson was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in July 2011. He was appointed to the Board in November 2006, and was Director Finance from 2006 to 2011.

Skills, experience and expertise
Prior to joining Newcrest, Mr Robinson was with the BHP Billiton Group from 2001 to 2006 in various executive roles, including Chief Finance and Chief Development Officer, Energy and Chief Financial Officer, Petroleum.  He was also a member of the Group Executive Committee.  Before joining BHP Billiton, Mr Robinson was a Director of Investment Banking at 
Merrill Lynch & Co.


Other Directorships/Appointments
Director Minerals Council of Australia
Director World Gold Council
Director St. Vincent’s Institute

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 many years’ 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 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.

Other Directorships/Appointments
Alternate Director of the World Gold Council

Sandeep Biswas

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer


BEng (Chem) (Hons)

Mr Biswas joined Newcrest as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer on 1 January 2014.

 

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.

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 a member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and the Safety and Sustainability 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
Director National Grid plc (from 2008)
Senior Independent Director Essar Energy plc (from 2010)
Director Essar Oil Limited (a listed subsidiary of Essar Energy plc) (from 2012)
Chairman Aveva plc (from 2012)

Former Listed Directorships (last 3 years)
Chairman Robert Walters plc (2007-2012)
Director Miclyn Express Offshore Ltd (2010-2012)
Senior Independent Director Kazakhmys plc (2008-2013)

Vince Gauci

Independent Non-Executive Director


BEng (Mining)

Mr Gauci was appointed to the Board in December 2008. He is a Member of the Safety and Sustainability Committee, and the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee.

Skills, experience and expertise
Mr Gauci has more than 40 years’ experience in the global mining industry, culminating in his role as Managing Director of MIM Ltd.  He is a former Chairman of Runge Limited and was a Director of Liontown Resources Limited and of Coates Hire Limited.

Other Directorships/appointments
Chairman of the Broken Hill Community Foundation

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. 

Listed Directorships
Director of Nautilus Minerals Niugini Limited (from 2004)
Steamships Trading Company Limited (from 2005)
ANZ Banking Group (PNG) Limited (from 2012)

Other Directorships/appointments
Councillor of the Papua New Guinea Institute of National Affairs and Chairperson of Coalition for Change PNG (an initiative against violence against women and children)

Former Directorships (last 3 years)
Director of Lihir Gold Limited (2004 - 2010)
Director of Post Courier Limited (2001 - 2012)

Richard Knight

Independent Non-Executive Director


BSc (Mining Engineering), MSc. (Mine Production Management), Chartered Engineer, FAICD

Mr Knight was appointed to the Board in February 2008. He is Chairman of the Safety and Sustainability Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Skills, experience and expertise
Mr Knight has over 40 years of varied experience across all phases of the mining industry and in a wide spread of jurisdictions around the world. He is a former Executive Director of North Limited, President and Chief Executive Officer of Iron Ore Company of Canada and Energy Resources Australia Limited. He is a former Director of OZ Minerals Limited, Zinifex Limited, St. Barbara Limited, Portman Limited, Northern Orion Resources Inc. and Asia Pacific Resources Ltd.

Other Directorships/appointments
Chairman of the Mining Engineering Advisory Board, Monash University
Director of Mining Education Australia

Richard Lee

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.

Listed Directorships
Lead Independent Director Salmat Limited (since 2002)
Chairman Oil Search Limited (Director 2012, Chairman 2013)

Other Directorships/appointments
Director Australian Rugby Union Limited

Former Listed Directorships (last 3 years)
Director CSR Limited (2005-2011)
Chairman C. Czarnikow Limited (2001-2011)
Deputy Chairman of Ridley Corporation Limited (2001-2013)

Tim Poole

Independent Non-Executive Director


BComm, CA

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

Skills, experience and expertise
Mr Poole contributes wide-ranging financial, investment and governance knowledge and experience.

He was an executive, and a former Managing Director, of Hastings Funds Management Ltd. He is a former Chairman of Asciano Limited.

Listed Directorships
Lifestyle Communities Limited (from 2007)

Other Directorships/appointments
Chairman of Westbourne Credit Management Limited
Director of AustralianSuper Pty Ltd and Chairman of its investment committee
Director of Continuity Capital Partners Pty Limited
Director of Victoria Racing Club Limited
Member of LEK Consulting Advisory Board

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.

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 and Macarthur Coal Limited.

Listed Directorships
Chairman Ridley Corporation Limited (Director 2008, Chairman 2010)