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DDH1 non-executive directors join Perenti

Mining services company Perenti has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board.

Diane Smith-Gander and Andrea Sutton were previously non-executive directors at global drilling company DDH1, which Perenti formally acquired last week after implementing the scheme of arrangement originally announced in June.

Smith-Gander has national and international experience in banking and finance, technology, and strategic and management consulting. She previously worked for Westpac in banking operations, technology solutions and change management roles.

She currently serves as the chair of Zip Co, a global ‘buy now pay later’ financial technology company, as well as on the committee for Economic Development of Australia and HBF Health.

Sutton has extensive operational, technical and corporate experience within the mining industry. She has previously served as a non-executive director, managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) at Energy Resources of Australia.

Additionally, Sutton worked for Rio Tinto in a variety of roles and she currently serves on the Red 5 board and the Iluka Resources board as a non-executive director.

“We welcome our new colleagues Diane and Andrea, both of whom bring significant skills  and expertise from a range of industries that include mining, finance, banking, technology and consulting,” Perenti CEO Rob Cole said.

“Diane and Andrea are highly respected directors and their skills and experience will be a valuable addition to Perenti and highly complementary to the skills of the current board.

“On behalf of everyone at Perenti, we look forward to working with Diane and Andrea as we continue to build on our successes, deliver our strategy and create enduring value for all of our stakeholders.”

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