Gindalbie Metals has added Newmont executive Tim Netscher to its board as an independent non-executive director.
Netscher is currently the regional senior vice president Asia-Pacific for Newmont, a non-executive director of Industrea and a director at the Minerals Council of Australia.
According to Gindalbie, he has also previously served as the managing director of Vale Australia, senior vice president and chief operating officer of PT Inco, president of QNI and executive director of Impala Platinum.
“He commenced his career in South Africa in 1973 with Impala Platinum, rising to the position of executive director responsible for refining and business development activities,” the company said in a statement.
He was transferred to Australia in 1997 to take a project director role for Billiton.
Recently-appointed Gindalbie chairman George Jones said Netscher was an excellent candidate whose outstanding experience in the international mining industry would be invaluable to the company.
“We look forward to his contribution as an independent director on the board, in particular to strengthening the corporate governance functions of the board and providing an independent view on corporate strategy and project development,” he said.
“It is vital that Gindalbie has a strong and diverse board with a good balance of executive and independent, non-executive directors as we move forward to build a world-class mining company.”