220th Event - 6th April 2017
CEO of GOLD FIELDS LIMITED – Mr Nicholas Holland
Gold Fields Limited is an unhedged, globally diversified producer of gold with eight operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa with attributable annual gold production of approximately 2.0 million ounces. It has attributable Mineral Reserves of around 46 million ounces and Mineral Resources of around 102 million ounces. Attributable copper Mineral Reserves total 532 million pounds and Mineral Resources 5,912 million pounds. Gold Fields has a primary listing on the JSE Limited, with secondary listings on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Swiss Exchange (SWX).
Mr Holland was appointed an executive director of Gold Fields in 1997 and became CEO on 1 May 2008. Prior to that, he was the Company’s CFO. Mr Holland has more than 36 years’ experience in financial management, of which 26 years were in the mining industry. Prior to joining Gold Fields, he was Financial Director and Senior Manager of Corporate Finance at Gencor.
Australia is now Gold Fields biggest operating base and recently did a $250M project farm-in deal with Gold Road Resources which presented at the SMC last November (Ian Murray). This will be a fascinating presentation and not to be missed!
221st Event - 4th May 2017
Mike Young, CEO and Managing Director of Vimy Resources
Vimy Resources Limited (ASX: VMY) is a Perth-based resource development company. Vimy’s primary focus is the development of the Mulga Rock Project, located about 240km northeast of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Mulga Rock is Australia’s third largest undeveloped uranium resource.
Mike Young was the first CEO and MD of BC Iron and played an integral role in taking that company to its current position as a significant iron ore producer. Mr Young successfully steered BC Iron through first stage exploration, definition of resources, feasibility study, the negotiation of development agreements with Fortescue Metals Group and ultimately the profitable production of iron ore.
Mr Young is a geologist and a graduate of Queens University, Canada with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geological Sciences. His experience includes base metals, iron ore, uranium and gold, with a strong focus on mine-camp exploration, resource definition, and mine development. Mr Young was a founding director of uranium developer Bannerman Resources and is the non-executive Chairman and founder of Cassini Resources.
Mr Young is also a participant in the Ride for Youth (2017, 2016 and 2015) for Youth Focus which raises funds for the prevention of youth suicide and self-harm.
222nd Event - 1st June 2017
Sandeep Biswas, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Newcrest Mining
Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and one of the world’s largest gold mining companies. Their asset portfolio includes operating mines that use a variety of efficient mining methods for large ore bodies, together with selective underground mining methods to optimise high-grade epithermal deposits. Newcrest’s mines are located in Australia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Indonesia, and in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
Mr Biswas was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 4 July 2014. He joined Newcrest in January 2014, as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr Biswas was previously Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Aluminium, a wholly owned subsidiary within the Rio Tinto group, which incorporated the bauxite, alumina, refining and smelting operations in Australia and New Zealand. He began his career with Mount Isa Mines, working in both Australia and Europe. Mr Biswas has also worked for Western Mining in Australia and Rio Tinto in Canada and Australia. He has experience in research, operations, business development and projects, across commodities including aluminium, copper, lead, zinc and nickel.
The Sydney Mining Club's home
The Sydney Mining Club luncheons are held at the Ivy Ballroom, level 1, Ivy, off 320-330 George Street.
Turn into Palings Lane (between glasses and pyjamas shops) and walk to the end then turn left at the bakery into the Ivy.