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MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: BHP Billiton, Freeport Resources, Maya Gold, MAC, Northern Tiger and Pacific North West

BHP Billiton of Melbourne, Australia, has named Andrew Mackenzie as group executive and CEO of its non-ferrous busi...


BHP Billiton of Melbourne, Australia, has named Andrew Mackenzie as group executive and CEO of its non-ferrous business. He was formerly CEO of diamonds and industrial metals at Rio Tinto.

 

John Fleming has joined the advisory board of Vancouver-based Freeport Resources. His career spans both the private and public sectors, including 30 years with the government of Newfoundland & Labrador. Fleming is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and Memorial University.

 

Montreal‘s Maya Gold and Silver has given the role of company president to Guy Goulet. He graduated with an engineering degree in geology from l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He has sat on several boards of directors for both public and private companies over the past 20 years.

 

The Mining Association of Canada, based in Ottawa, has appointed Julie Gelfand as VP sustainable development. As past-president of Nature Canada, she has been engaged with MAC (and other partners) on development of Species at Risk legislation, the resolution of park boundaries, and joint studies on the issues related to mining and park ecosystem integrity. As well, Gelfand is a member of the federal government’s Mining Sector Sustainability Table.

 

The new VP exploration at Edmonton-based Northern Tiger Resources is Dennis Ouellette. He has been involved in mineral exploration since 1977.

 

Dr. Jonathan Findlay is now VP exploration at Pacific North West Capital in Vancouver. He takes over from John Londry, who has retired. Additionally, Dr. Greg Myers has been named VP business development.


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