Ausdrill MD Sayers to retire after 30 years

Ausdrill at work in the Pilbara.

Long-serving Ausdrill managing director Ron Sayers is to retire from the company in 2019.

Sayers, who has led the company for 30 years, has given the mining contractor 12 months’ notice of his intention to retire. He will remain with the company over the next year to ensure a smooth transition to a new leader.

The 65-year-old founded Ausdrill in 1987, initially establishing it as a Kalgoorlie-based drilling company in Western Australia. Ausdrill has since expanded into a multi-disciplinary mining services company operating in 10 countries.

Ausdrill chairman Ian Cochrane thanked Sayers for his years of service and leadership on behalf of the company’s board.

“We look forward to Ron’s ongoing support of Ausdrill during his well-deserved retirement. He has left a great legacy that we will continue to build on in the years ahead,” Cochrane said.

Ausdrill plans to complete an international search, including internal and external candidates, for its next managing director.

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