The changes include:
Appointment of Xiaoling Liu as a non-executive director, effective starting next month;
appointment of Roger Higgins as a non-executive director, effective October 1;
resignation of Tim Poole as a non-executive director, effective last Friday; and,
Retirement of Vince Gauci as a non-executive director, immediately after next Newcrest annual general meeting on October 29.
Chairman Peter Hay when welcoming Liu and Higgins said: “With their deep operational expertise, extensive senior executive experience and their global perspectives, I expect Xiaoling and Roger to make a tremendous contribution to the Newcrest board.”
Hay thanked Poole and commended his contribution and level of engagement as a director and member of the company’s audit and risk committee, and human resources and remuneration committee.
He said board renewal process that commenced in 2013 would continue over the next few years to ensure an orderly transition and renewal of skills and experience.