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Cynthia Thomas

SUBSEA mining proponent Nautilus Minerals Inc. has accepted the resignation of Cynthia Thomas from its Board. Ms Thomas joined the Board of Nautilus in June 2010. “Cynthia has made a valuable contribution during her six and a half years on the Nautilus Board of Directors,” Nautilus’ chairman Russell Debney said. “The Board has benefited from Cynthia’s significant banking and mine finance experience and leadership. We would like to thank her

Pablo Marcet

BARRICK Gold Corporation has appointed Pablo Marcet to its Board of Directors. Mr. Marcet is a seasoned mining professional with nearly 30 years of experience in the exploration, development, and operation of mines across Latin America. During his career, Mr. Marcet has held senior management positions in geology, mining operations, and business development, including 15 years at BHP Billiton. He also served as president of Northern Orion Resources’ South American

Larry Feng Yi Li

PNG minerals explorer Siburan Resources Limited has appointd Larry Feng Yi LI as a non-executive director. Mr Yi LI graduated from the University of Wollongong with a degree in Accounting and Finance. He has 10 years of accounting and audit experience having worked with Ernst & Young, Shanghai where he was involved in the financial audit of several State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) such as China South Railway now called CRRC Corporation

Zanie Theron

KPMG has appointed Zanie Theron as managing partner in PNG. KPMG has been operating in PNG for over 50 years and is one of the largest professional services firms in the country. Ms Theron has been in PNG since January 2006 and joined KPMG in July 2016. She is a chartered accountant that specialises in external audit services although she has also been very active in the fields of advisory

Philippa Leggat

WOODLARK Island gold explorer Geopacific Resources Limited has appointed Philippa Leggat to the position of Executive Director Corporate. Ms Leggat has been advising Geopacific since May 2015. She played an integral role in structuring and negotiating the innovative and flexible deal structure for the earn-in Joint Venture of the Woodlark Gold Project with Kula Gold Limited. This project has the potential to rapidly move Geopacific into a significant gold production

Vincent D’rozario

HELICOPTER transport specialist CHC Group has appointed Vincent D’Rozario as Regional director, Asia Pacific. Mr D’Rozario will report to the president and CEO of CHC Group, Karl Fessenden, and will join the Global CHC Senior Leadership Team. Mr D’Rozario joins CHC from Jacobs Engineering where he most recently served as vice president -Asia since 2013, procuring and leading projects across the region in support of Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil and

Murray Mccully

NEW Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the appointment of Sue Mackwell as High Commissioner in Papua New Guinea. “New Zealand and Papua New Guinea enjoy a strong relationship, and we work closely together in the areas of sustainable economic development, agriculture, and renewable energy,” Mr McCully says. “Papua New Guinea is New Zealand’s second-largest trading partner in the Pacific.  It has an abundance of natural resources, and we

Rex Tillerson

REX Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation has retired after more than 41 years of service to take up the the position of U.S. Secretary of State. Darren Woods, currently president of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has been elected chairman and chief executive officer by the board. Exxon’s board congratulated Mr Tillerson on his nomination for the position of U.S. secretary of state. “We thank Rex for

Douglas Smith

GOLD Ridge project operator Gold Mountain Limited has appointed Douglas Smith to its Board as Exploration and In-Country Operations director. Mr Smith has provided consulting services to Gold Mountain, and has been on site since May 2015 managing key exploration activities, including the extensive trenching and bulk sampling operations that have been ongoing at Crown Ridge. He is a very experienced geologist with a 20+ year career working on major

Siemens achieves breakthrough with 3D printed gas turbine blades

SIEMENS has achieved a breakthrough by finishing its first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) – more commonly known as 3D printing – technology. The company successfully validated multiple AM printed turbine blades with a conventional blade design at full engine conditions. This means the components were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute and temperatures beyond 1,250 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, Siemens tested