People - September 2015

Barrick Gold Corp. announced that Kelvin Dushnisky, most recently co-president, has been appointed president. Richard Williams, previously chief of staff, has been appointed chief operating officer. Basie Maree, most recently senior vice president, technical services, has been appointed chief technical officer. Jim Gowans, who has made significant contributions to the company as co-president, will support this transition as a senior advisor to the chairman until his retirement at the end of the year. Also, Ned Goodman has resigned from the board of directors to focus on a new business venture in resources and other hard assets.

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People - August 2015

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. named Harry M. “Red” Conger president and COO-Americas and Africa mining. In this role, he will continue to have operational responsibility for the Americas and will expand his responsibilities to include FCX’s Africa mining operations and the climax molybdenum business. Mark J. Johnson will continue in his present role as FCX’s senior operating officer responsible for Indonesian operations as president and COO–Indonesia and will continue his present responsibilities for global mine planning.

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People - July 2015

The Mining Association of Canada announced that Robert “Bob” Steane, senior vice-president and COO of Cameco Corp., has been elected as chair for a two-year term. Steane replaces Zoë Yujnovich, vice president of oil sands operations for Shell Canada, who served as chair from June 2013 to June 2015.

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Mining Hall of Fame Recognizes Five Industry Leaders

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum announced the 2015 inductees and the 2015 Prazen Award winner. This year’s inductees, selected by the Hall of Fame’s Board of Governors, represent technology, management, mineral policy, education, and health and safety aspects of the mining industry. They envelope a diverse cross-section of the mining industry and were selected for being visionaries, leaders, educators and ambassadors.

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