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 CFX Co Ltd and Commonwealth Managed Investments Limited (effectively a single board) (from 2014)
Director of GUD Holdings Limited (from 2009)


Other Directorships/appointments
Director of Landcare Australia
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 NBN Co Limited (2009-2012)
Director of Alumina Limited (2002-2013)
Director of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (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 in 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 Directorships/ Appointments
Director Minerals Council of Australia
Director World Gold Council

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

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)
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)
Senior Independent Director Essar Energy plc (2010-2014)
Director of Essar Oil Limited (a listed subsidiary of Essar Energy plc) (2012-2014)

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)
Director of Post Courier Limited
Director of South Pacific Post Limited


Former Directorships (last 3 years)
Director of Lihir Gold Limited (2004 - 2010)
 

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
Chairman Oil Search Limited (Director 2012, Chairman 2013)

Former Listed Directorships (last 3 years)
Director CSR Limited (2005-2011)
Chairman Salmat Limited (2002-2013)
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 has more than 15 years’ experience as a director and chairman of ASX listed and unlisted companies across the financial services, infrastructure, aged care and resources industries. He was formerly Managing Director of Hastings Funds Management Ltd, and chairman of Asciano Limited.


Listed Directorships
Lifestyle Communities Limited (from 2007)
McMillan Shakespeare Limited (from 2013)
Japara Healthcare Limited (from 2014)

Other Directorships/appointments
Chairman of Westbourne Credit Management Limited
Director of AustralianSuper Pty Ltd and chairman of its investment committee
 

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)