Mining moves: Highlands Pacific chairman to step down next month, and more

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

Ken McDonald plans to retire as chairman of Highlands Pacific in March. McDonald will step down after nine years at the company. He will be replaced by Ron Douglas, who was this week appointed as a non-executive director of the company. As an engineer by training, Douglas has more than 30 years’ experience in senior management in the mining industry, including five years as executive general manager project and studies at Newcrest Mining.

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White Rock Minerals has appointed Ian Smith as a non-executive director. Smith has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining and services sector. He has held several senior positions in the resources industry, most recently as managing director and chief executive officer of Orica.

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Kasbah Resources has appointed two new directors. John Gooding joins the board as independent chairman and Graham Freestone has joined as an independent non-executive director. Kasbah said both Gooding and Freestone have substantial track records as executives on boards in Australia and internationally.

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Giles Everist has resigned as a director of Decmil Group. Everist joined Decmil in December 2009 and has made a significant contribution to the business, including serving as non-executive chairman from December 2011 to July 2014, the company said.

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Terence Goodlace has resigned as a non-executive director of Zimplats. Goodlace was appointed to the board in August 2012 and was a member of its safety, health, environment and community committee.

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