Mining moves: Energy Resources MD resigns to take Rio role, and more

Australian Mining brings readers the latest corporate appointments and departures impacting the local and international resources industry.

Andrea Sutton has resigned as chief executive and managing director of Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) to accept a new role at Rio Tinto. Sutton was appointed CEO and MD of the uranium company in September 2013. Recruitment for a replacement for Sutton will commence immediately, according to ERA. Rio Tinto owns 68.4 per cent of ERA’s shares.


Avenira has appointed Louis Calvarin as its new managing director and chief executive officer. Calvarin is an experienced executive with more than 15 years’ experience in the phosphate industry. He will be based in Senegal, overseeing the ramp-up of the company’s Baobab operations and seeking to expand production and product sales into new markets.


MOD Resources has appointed Stef Weber as the company’s chief financial officer and Boikobo Paya as chairman of Botswana operating company, Tshukudu Metals Botswana. Weber is a qualified chartered accountant and company secretary with more than 20 years’ experience in the resources sector. Paya is a geologist with extensive experience in senior management positions in Botswana, including 14 years with the ministry of minerals energy and water resources.


Flinders Mines has appointed non-executive director David McAdam to the position of interim executive director. McAdam, who has extensive project design and construction experience, was appointed a non-executive director of Flinders in October 2016. He is currently leading the detailed strategic review of Flinders’ Pilbara iron ore project.

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