Pretium Resources Inc. appointed Richard O’Brien and Jeane Hull as independent directors of the company. O’Brien will assume the role of board chair following the retirement of Robert Quartermain, executive chairman, on December 31. O’Brien previously served as president and CEO of Newmont Mining Corp. and president and CEO of Boart Longyear Ltd. Hull previously held the positions of COO for Rio Tinto plc at the Kennecott Utah Copper Mine and executive vice president and CTO of Peabody Energy Corp.

img: (left to right) Richard O’Brien, Jeane Hull