Ivanhoe Mines has appointed Kay Priestly CEO. Priestly previously was a senior executive at Rio Tinto and has served as a director of Ivanhoe Mines since February 2011. Most recently, she served as CFO of Rio Tinto’s global Copper product group. She joined Rio Tinto in 2006 as CFO at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper operations. The company also announced that Chris Bateman was appointed CFO.

BHP Billiton announced its Stainless Steel Materials and Aluminium Customer Sector Groups (CSGs) will consolidate into a single CSG to be named Aluminium and Nickel. The new CSG will be headquartered in Perth, Australia, under the leadership of Glenn Kellow as president (currently president Stainless Steel Materials). The company has also appointed Ian Maxwell president Energy Coal. The appointment follows the move of Jimmy Wilson from Energy Coal to take the position of president Iron Ore. Danny Malchuk, currently vice president strategy and development, Base Metals, will take over as president Minerals Exploration.

Orsu Metals Corp. has appointed Kevin Denham CFO. He replaces Petro Mychalkiw who stepped down to pursue other business interests.

Santa Fe Gold Corp. recently announced the death of Lawrence G. Olson, chairman of the company. Olson became a director of Santa Fe Gold in 1999 and held the position of chairman since 2000, and also formerly held the positions of president and CEO in 2000-2003. He owned and operated his own business, Olson Precast of Arizona Inc., since 1973. Dr. Pierce Carson, CEO of Santa Fe Gold and a current director, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors. The company also appointed John White vice president and general manager of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lordsburg Mining Co.

Orbite Aluminae has appointed Jonathan Labranche director of legal affairs and Guy-Louis Boucher vice president of sustainable development.

Baja Mining Corp. has announced the resignation of John Greenslade as a director. He has also resigned from his positions as CEO and president. Tom Ogryzlo has been appointed interim CEO. Lorie Waisberg has been appointed chairman of the board of directors, replacing Giles Baynham. Baynham will continue to serve as a director.

Cordoba Minerals Corp. has appointed Peter Thiersch president. He was also appointed to the board of directors. Simon Ridgway, current chairman, will be taking on the additional role of CEO.

Michael D. Love, president and CEO of Gateway Safety, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the International Safety Equipment Association, the association for personal protective equipment and technologies.

Northern Freegold Resources Ltd. has appointed Paul Reynolds vice president of exploration. He is replacing Allan Armitage.

Esperanza Resources Corp. has appointed Daniel O’Flaherty executive vice president of corporate development; Johannes J. Miller vice president of operations; and Kylie Dickson CFO.

Bandanna Energy Ltd. has appointed Stuart Clarke chief development officer.

ICMM has appointed René Aguilar Sáez director of health and safety.

Queensland Mining Corp. has appointed Doug McLean resource development manager for the White Range project.

Guyana Goldfields Inc. has appointed St. John Lees vice president of projects.

Banro Corp. has appointed Colin Belshaw vice president of operations.

The National Association of Manufacturers has appointed Ross Eisenberg vice president for energy and resources policy.

The Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers has elected Romulo Mucho president of the board of directors 2012-2014.

Matilda Zircon Ltd. has appointed Trevor Matthews CEO.

Rubicon Minerals Corp. has appointed Michael Lalonde president and COO. Following his appointment and a transition period of up to six months, he will then assume the position of president and CEO. David Adamson will remain CEO during the transition period and then become chairman of the board.

The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) recently announced that the 2012 recipient of the MABC Mining Person of the Year Award was issued to Douglas H. Horswill, senior vice president of Teck Resources Ltd. Over the span of his 20 year mining industry career, Horswill has been instrumental in building Teck’s approach to sustainability.

Ressources Appalaches has appointed Douglas Keating mine manager of its Dufferin mine project in Nova Scotia.

Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. announced that Timothy Doucette has been promoted to general manager of brand strategy.

Condoto Platinum NL has appointed Frank Aimola manager of Alluvial operations at its Condoto precious metals project in Colombia.

Oracle Mining Corp. has appointed Kevin Francis vice president of technical services.

Eco Oro Minerals Corp. has appointed João Carrêlo president and CEO.

Crosshair Energy Corp. has appointed Mark Ludwig president and CEO.

Cadan Resources Corp. has appointed Scott Robson head geologist.

Voith Turbo has appointed Roland Hoet director of mining and metals.

KazaX Minerals Inc. has appointed David Savage, president; Stephen Rodgers has been appointed CEO; and Kevin Morris has been appointed CFO and corporate secretary. Alfred Sanderson has resigned as president, CEO, corporate secretary and director. Jonathan Younie has resigned as CFO, but will remain a director of the company.

Richmont Mines Inc. has appointed Paul Carmel president and CEO. The company also announced the promotion of Christian Pichette to the position of executive vice president and COO.

Dust Control Technology has appointed Aaron Valencic vice president of sales.

PanTerra Gold Ltd. has appointed Andrew Pooler CEO.

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. has appointed Dr. Andrew J. Ramcharan, Ph.D., executive vice president of corporate development.

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum has appointed Paul C. Jones chairman of its board of directors. He succeeds Stanley Dempsey, who served as chairman for three years.

Flexco has appointed Kerry Meacham director of North American sales.

Sandvik Mining Americas has appointed Rosemary Rivera vice president of human resources.

FLSmidth has promoted Mark Fielder to operations vice president of its recently formed non-ferrous division.