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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 - Cadia & MMJV

Craig is responsible for the Cadia Valley Operations and the Morobe Mining Joint Venture (which includes the Golpu project) in Papua New Guinea.

Craig joined Newcrest in 2008 and has held various senior management and executive roles including General Manager Projects, General Manager Cadia Valley Operations, Executive General Manager – Projects and Asset Management, Executive General Manager - Australia and Indonesian Operations and most recently Executive General Manager – Australian Operations and Projects. Prior to joining Newcrest, Craig worked in projects at Rio Tinto.

Phil Stephenson

Bsc, Grad. Dip. Mineral Processing Technology

Executive General Manager - Gosowong & Telfer


Phil is responsible for the Gosowong and Telfer operations and Asset Management.

Phil joined Newcrest in 2014 as General Manager Health Safety, Environment and Security. He has extensive international mining operations experience, with 29 years in the industry working for some of the world’s largest mining companies including Newmont Mining Corporation, Barrick Gold Corporation and Placer Dome Inc.

Michael Nossal

MBA (Finance), Bsc

Chief Development Officer


Mike joined Newcrest on 6 July 2015 with responsibility for Business Development, Projects and Studies, Exploration, Minerals Resource Management and West African operations and regional growth.

Prior to joining Newcrest Mike was at MMG where, for the past five years, he was Executive General Manager Business Development. He has over 25 years’ resource industry experience in Australia and internationally and has worked extensively in the gold sector and base metals with En+ Group, Macquarie Bank, WMC Resources, Normandy Mining and Kenmare Resources.

Mike is a member of the Institute of Directors (UK).

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, a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Director of the Australian Mines and Metals Association.

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.