People on the move: Vale, Aldridge Minerals, Hodges Resources, Lodestar, Ivanhoe Mines, Orsu Metals
EXPERIENCED mining and finance executive Roger Downey has become Vale’s executive director of fertiliser and coal, replacing Eduardo de Salles Bartolomeo.
Downey was most recently chief executive and investor relations officer of MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA (from 2009 to 2011) and prior to that was director of equity research at Credit Suisse. He was previously at Vale as manager for strategic marketing of iron ore in 2005, and also worked at Rio Tinto, CAEMI and Arthur Andersen.
The University of Western Australia MBA also graduated in business administration from the Australia National Business School.
MINING engineer Robbert Borst will aim to take the Yenipazar polymetallic project in Turkey into development and production as Aldridge Minerals’ new vice president, project development.
His 30 years’ experience in operating underground and openpit mines, project management and consulting services has included senior roles at gold, base metal, and mineral sands operations and development projects. Before joining Aldridge Borst was an independent consultant and associate principal mining engineer with Roscoe Postle Associates.
BOTSWANA-FOCUSED coal company Hodges Resources has appointed a technical and operations manager to oversee work on its Morupule South and Moiyabana projects. ASX-listed Hodges said Ralph Rossouw had more than 25 years’ international experience in the mining industry. He previously held senior technical, operational, project and executive management roles with BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Anglo America, Goldfields and Placer Dome (Barrick) as well as with junior Australian and UK companies.
FORMER Perilya Limited boss Tim Clifton has replaced Rhod Grivas as chairman of Western Australian explorer Lodestar Minerals.
Clifton has more than 40 years’ mining and corporate experience as a geologist and company director, and has extensive knowledge of the Peak Hill/ Doolgunna region, the primary focus of Lodestar.
IVANHOE Mines, now controlled by Rio Tinto, has announced the appointment of Kay Priestly as chief executive officer, while Chris Bateman has become chief financial officer.
Priestly, previously a senior executive at Rio Tinto who served as a director of Ivanhoe Mines from February 2011, was CFO of Rio’s global copper product group and had the same role at the company’s Kennecott Utah Copper operations in the USA.
She spent more than 24 years with global professional services firm Arthur Andersen.
Bateman served as chief financial and business development officer of Rio Tinto’s diamonds and minerals product group from 2010, having been appointed CFO at ASX-listed Energy Resources of Australia in 2006.
TSX and AIM-listed Orsu Metals Corporation has appointed Kevin Denham chief financial officer following Petro Mychalkiw’s resignation.
Chartered accountant Denham was previously a capital markets partner at Baker Tilly.
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