Mining moves: OZ Minerals, Aurizon, Bass Oil

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

Rebecca McGrath has been appointed as the new chairman of OZ Minerals, taking over from Neil Hamilton who will retire from the board at the annual general meeting. McGrath is chairman of Investa Office Management, non-executive director of Incitec pivot and non-executive director of Goodman Group.

Before her new role, McGrath worked in the oil industry for 24 years both in Australia and overseas, working in a range of senior operational and corporate executive positions.

Her last executive role was as CFO and a member of BP’s executive management board for Australia and New Zealand.

“This is an exciting time to be stepping into the Chair at OZ Minerals,” McGrath said.

“Along with Prominent Hill and Carrapateena there is a growing pipeline of exploration opportunities in place, including West Musgrave currently in study phase.”

OZ Minerals has also appointed two new directors, Tonianne Dwyer and Peter Tomsett.


Aurizon has appointed Tina Thomas as executive vice president of human resources, following its latest organisational restructure. Thomas is an experienced senior executive, having worked with Woodside Petroleum in Western Australia for 24 years in both corporate services and human resources roles.

Aurizon’s executive vice president customer & strategy Mauro Neves has also resigned, with Ed McKeiver, the current vice president of coal in customer & strategy, taking up the role.


Bass Oil has appointed Tino Guglielmo as managing director. Guglielmo accepted the role of executive director in 2015 and since then the company has transformed from an explorer to a South East Asia focused oil and gas production business, following its acquisition of Cooper Energy’s 55 per cent interest in the Tangai-Sukananti assets in Indonesia.


Louis Rozman has resigned as non-executive director of Kula Gold to focus on his other business responsibilities. Rozman served as a director since 2010, and the company said he made a significant contribution to the board both as a mining engineer and as a director with a wide range of commercial experience.

Garry Perotti has been appointed as executive director of Kula Gold after working as the company’s CFO since October 2014. Pertotti has 25 years experience as a financial controller in the mining industry and is on the board of the company’s PNG subsidiary Woodlark Mining.

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