Newmont Mining Corp. appointed Noreen Doyle to succeed Vincent Calarco as chair of the board of directors. Calarco will continue as a director. Doyle has been a director since 2005 and previously served as vice chair and head of the board’s audit committee.
Noreen Doyle Vincent Calarco
Noreen Doyle Vincent Calarco
Lonmin appointed Barrie van der Merwe as an executive director of the company CFO. Most recently, he was CFO of Debswana Diamond Co. Ltd. Simon Scott will step down as CFO and a director.
Barrie van der Merwe René Médori

Anglo American announced that René Médori, finance director, has decided to retire in 2017.

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Michael Smith Adam Szweras Frederick Mraz

Mahdia Gold Corp. appointed Michael Smith as the new CEO and director following the resignation of Don Gordon. Most recently, Smith was the CFO for a technology company he cofounded in 2012. The company also elected Adam Szweras to the board. He is a partner with the law firm Folger, Rubinoff LLP in Toronto, and is chairman of the Merchant Bank, Foundation Markets Inc. Frederick Mraz was also named to the board. He is the president of FPM Investments LLC.

Quaterra Resources announced that Gerald Prosalendis, a current consultant of the company, has been named president and COO. Thomas Patton has resigned as president while retaining the positions of chairman and CEO.

Mozambi Resources appointed Alwyn Vorster as an independent nonexecutive director. He is currently the CEO of API Management.

MZI Resources appointed Ronnie Beevor as a nonexecutive director. Beevor is currently chairman of Bannerman Resources Ltd., as well as a nonexecutive director of Wolf Minerals Ltd. and Riversdale Resources Ltd.

Alwyn Vorster Ronnie Beevor Carl Pollastro

Carl Pollastro was appointed president of Norwest Corp.’s U.S. operations, following the retirement of Bob Evans. Pollastro joined Norwest in 2009 and worked as senior vice president, engineering/international.

Marius Kloppers Jim Liporace

Marius Kloppers, former CEO of BHP Billiton, has been appointed as a new member of the board of FLSmidth. The company also appointed Jim Liporace as vice president of systems in the company’s Minerals division.

Amec Foster Wheeler appointed Dr. Jonathan Lewis as CEO, effective June 1. Ian McHoul will cease to be interim CEO and will remain as CFO. Lewis has been employed in a number of senior roles at Halliburton Co. Inc. since 1996. He is currently senior vice president and member of the Halliburton Executive Committee.

Richard Diaz has joined Minemax’s Americas team in
the Denver office. For the past five years, he has worked as a sales mining engineer in the field of mine planning software.

Avanti International hired Jacob Swanson as the Midwest regional manager. Swanson has more than 10 years of injection grouting experience for companies such as BDA & Associates and Structural Group, including Structural Specialty Contracting and PULLMAN.

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