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Newcrest announces appointment of new Finance Director

05 September 2011

Newcrest advises that it has appointed Mr Gerard Bond as the Company’s new Finance Director.

Mr Bond’s appointment follows the succession of Greg Robinson from the position of Director Finance to Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 July this year.

Mr Bond is a chartered accountant and began his career with Price Waterhouse and later Coopers & Lybrand before joining BHP Billiton in 1997. At BHP Billiton he has held a number of senior executive roles across the business including deputy CFO of the Aluminium business, and CFO and then acting President of the Nickel business. He is currently Head of Group Human Resources based in Melbourne.  

Newcrest Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Greg Robinson today welcomed Mr Bond to Newcrest. “Gerard has extensive experience in our sector and will be a valuable addition to Newcrest. I look forward to the contribution he will make to Newcrest.”

Mr Bond will be based in Melbourne.  No start date has yet been fixed. His employment contract with BHP Billiton contains obligations in relation to a period of notice which he will observe.

Following his commencement as the Company’s Finance Director, Mr Bond will in due course be invited to join the Newcrest Board.

For further information, please contact:

Investor Enquiries – North America/Europe

Steve Warner
T: +1 212 351 5064

Investor Enquiries – Australia/Asia

Kim Kerr
T:  +61 3 9522 5316

Media Enquiries

Kerrina Watson
T: +61 3 9522 5593

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