Mining moves: Doray Minerals appoints new managing director, and more

Australian Mining brings readers the latest corporate appointments and departures in the local and international mining industry.

Leigh Junk has been appointed managing director of gold company Doray Minerals after being the interim holder of the position since November 2016. Junk is a mining engineer with 25 years’ experience. He has served on the board of Doray as a non-executive director since 2011 and held several senior roles at Western Australian mining companies during his career.

In other corporate news at Doray, Peter Lester has retired as chairman of the company to pursue other business interests. During Lester’s two-and-a-half years in the role, Doray acquired the Deflector gold project, funded its development and became a multi-mine producer.

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As reported by Australian Mining earlier this week, Fortescue Metals Group has appointed Elizabeth Gaines as its chief financial officer, effective February 6. Gaines is formerly the chief executive officer of tourism company, Helloworld. She is also currently a director on Fortescue’s board.

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Robert Bell has resigned as chairman of Atrum Coal due to ongoing medical concerns. As Atrum searches for a suitable replacement, Alan Ahlgren will oversee the operations of the company.

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Atlas Copco has appointed Mats Rahmström as the new president and CEO of the Swedish equipment manufacturer. Rahmström will replace Ronnie Leten, who has requested to leave the position after eight years in the role.

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Moreton Resouerces subsidiary, MRV Metals, has appointed Nigel Slonker as its CEO, with a primary focus of advancing its Granite Belt project. Slonker is an experienced and well-qualified mining professional, having held several senior roles in Australia and New Zealand.

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Vector Resources has made several appointments following the recent acquisition of the Maniema gold project, including Simon Youds as CEO, Peter Stockman as senior consulting geologist and Jason Brewer as a director.

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Rockwell Automation has named Patrick Goris its new CFO and senior vice-president. Goris succeeds Theodore Crandall, who has been appointed senior vice-president, control products and solutions.

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Wang Chiwei has been appointed as a non-executive director of copper company CuDeco. Wang has extensive experience in financial management. He was formerly the general manager of Hainan Marketing and vice-president of China Nonferrous-Metals’ Shanghai smelter.

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