OceanaGold Names Former Newcrest Finance Chief as CEO – MarketWatch

By Rhiannon Hoyle

OceanaGold Corp. named former Newcrest Mining Ltd. finance chief, Gerard Bond, as its president and chief executive.

The gold mining company said Mr. Bond, who was Newcrest’s chief financial officer for the decade to this year, will assume the role on April 4. He will also become a member of the company’s board.

Mr. Bond said OceanaGold has a solid portfolio of assets and projects and that he will seek to “drive improved operating and financial performance, realise the full potential of the company’s growth opportunities and to maximise value and returns to shareholders.”

Scott Sullivan, acting president and CEO, will revert to his role as chief operating officer, the company said.

“This appointment marks an exciting new chapter for OceanaGold and the board is looking forward to working with him to maximize the value of the company,” said Chairman Paul Benson.

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