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Gold companies welcome new directors

Mining leaders making moves

Newmont has welcomed a new director who brings more than 46 years’ experience, and Spartan Resources has re-appointed one of its non-executive directors as an executive director and joint company secretary.


Harry M. (Red) Conger has joined Newmont as a board director.

Conger recently retired from Canadian mining company Teck Resources. Conger joined Teck in September 2020 as executive vice president and was then appointed as president and chief operating officer in September 2022, two roles he served until November 2023.

Prior to his tenure at Teck, Conger worked at companies such as Freeport-McMoRan, Kennecott Copper and Phelps Dodge Corporation.

He is also an active leader across the broader mining industry at organisations such as the National Mining Association where he previously served as chair, and the New Mexico Mining Commission where he previously served as commissioner. His leadership was recently recognised through his election to the National Academy of Engineering.

Conger will now sit on Newmont’s board of directors, as well as the company’s safety and sustainability committee.

“We are pleased to welcome Red Conger to Newmont’s board of directors,” Newmont president and chief executive officer Tom Palmer said.

“Throughout his distinguished career, he has gained a wealth of unparalleled experience in the mining sector and strategic insights. Red brings significant operational leadership to Newmont’s board.”

Spartan Resources

Spartan non-executive director David Coyne has been re-appointed as an executive director and joint company secretary, taking effect from August 1.

Most recently, Coyne served as Red 5’s chief financial officer and joint company secretary prior to its merger with Silver Lake Resources last month.

Coyne has also previously held senior executive positions at Macmahon Holdings, VDM Group, Peninsula Energy Limited, and Consolidated Minerals.

“We are very pleased to welcome David back to the Spartan executive team,” Spartan chair Rowan Johnston said. “David played an important role in the strategic decision-making process which led to the company’s reinvigoration as a high-grade gold explorer.

“We are delighted to have him back in an executive role, bringing his vast experience across the mining and resource sector as we close-in on a return to production at Dalgaranga.”

Coyne holds over 30 years of experience in the mining, engineering and construction industries nationally and internationally.

His experience includes commercial negotiations, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and supporting projects through the development phase.

“David’s strong commercial acumen, extensive financial and commercial experience and commitment to the highest standards of compliance and governance will serve the company well as we embark on this next exciting phase of our journey,” Johnston said.

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