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Sandeep Biswas

BEng (Hons) (Chemical)

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


Sandeep was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in July 2014. He joined Newcrest in January 2014, as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.

Sandeep 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. Sandeep 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. 

Sandeep is a Director of the Minerals Council of Australia.

Gerard Bond

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

Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer

Gerard joined Newcrest as Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer in January 2012 and was appointed to the Board in February 2012.

Gerard has experience in the global financial and resources industry with BHP Billiton, Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. Prior to joining Newcrest he 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 Aluminum business, CFO and then Acting President of the Nickel business, and most recently was BHP Billiton’s Head of Group Human Resources. 

Gerard is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Craig Jones

BEng (Mechanical)

Executive General Manager - Australian Operations & Projects

Craig is responsible for the Cadia Valley and Telfer operations, Asset Management & Projects. Craig joined Newcrest in 2008 as General Manager Projects. In 2010 he held the role of General Manager Cadia Valley Operations in New South Wales. Craig was appointed Executive General Manager - Projects in July 2012 and in March 2013 he assumed additional responsibility for Asset Management, and subsequently worked as Executive General Manager - Australia and Indonesian Operations. Prior to joining Newcrest, Craig worked in projects at Rio Tinto.

Colin Moorhead

BSc (Hons) (Geology)

Executive General Manager - Minerals

Colin has worked as an exploration and mining geologist at Newcrest in various roles since 1987 including Chief Geologist at Telfer, Cadia and Gosowong.  In 2006 he took on the role of General Manager Technical Services for the Newcrest Group. Colin was appointed Executive General Manager - Minerals in January 2008.

Colin is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

David Woodall

BAppSc (Mining Engineering), GradDipBus, Mineral Economics Major (MSc)

Executive General Manager - International Operations


David joined Newcrest in February 2014 with responsibility for the Lihir, Indonesian and Côte d’Ivoire operations. He has a strong mining operations background, with almost 30 years in the industry, working for Australian and international mining companies.  David’s most recent role was Director of Operations at Fortescue Metals Group and his career includes operations roles with Placer Dome Inc., Glencore International, Sino Gold, Robe River, Altynalmas Gold and Western Mining Corporation.

David is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Francesca Lee

BComm, LLB (Hons), LLM, Grad. Dip. CSP, AGIA

General Counsel and Company Secretary


Francesca joined Newcrest as General Counsel and Company Secretary on 31 March 2014. She was General Counsel and Company Secretary of OZ Minerals Limited from 2008 until 2014, and its antecedent companies from 2003. Francesca has more than 26 years’ experience working across various senior legal and commercial roles within the mining industry including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto Limited and Comalco Limited, including as General Manager Internal Audit and Risk at Rio Tinto Limited. She also spent several years as Vice President Structured Finance with Citibank Limited. Francesca was a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel from 2009 until March 2015.

Jane Thomas

BBus (Hons), LLB (Hons), Grad. Dip. Leg Prac, Masters Org. Coaching, FAHRI, MAICD

Executive General Manager - People and Community


Jane joined Newcrest as Executive General Manager, People and Community on 5 January 2015. Jane has most recently been at AGL, where for the past seven years she was the Group Head of People and Culture. Jane has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources in large organisations, including PepsiCo International, Westpac Banking Corporation and Philips.

Jane is a member of the Chief Executive Women Group and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute.