Mining moves: Incitec Pivot, Fortescue, Cudeco

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

Incitec Pivot, which supplies explosive and blasting services to the mining industry, has announced that James Fazzino will step down as managing director and chief executive officer of the company after eight years in the role.

Fazzino will remain with the company as MD and CEO for up to 12 months to accommodate the process of identifying and appointing a successor.

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Fortescue Metals Group has appointed Alison Terry as its next company secretary. Terry joined the company in 2014 and has since held the position of group manager of corporate affairs. Fortescue also announced that Ian Wells has been appointed group manager of corporate finance. Wells will continue as joint company secretary, with Mark Thomas to step down from the role.

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Cudeco has brought forward the resignation of managing director Dianmin Chen. The company said the move to accelerate the handover follows a directive from the department of natural resources and mines to suspend operations. Joseph Skrypnuik will continue to act as acting general manager of the company’s flagship Rocklands project, Cudeco added.

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Rockwell Automation has announced leadership changes to key sales roles to address new business opportunities and drive the company’s strategic objectives. Jim Burwell has been appointed as state manager for Victoria and Tasmania; Michael Massey as state manager for Western Australia and Kevin Cole as state manager for New South Wales.

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As reported earlier this week, Richard Goyder will take over as chairman of Woodside Petroleum next year. Goyder will replace Michael Chaney, who will depart as chairman following next year’s annual general meeting (AGM).

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