Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) has announced the appointment of Jacqueline McGill AO to the board as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 31 January 2024.
Ms McGill is a highly credentialed executive and non-executive director with more than 30 years of strategic and operational experience in large-scale operations in the mining and resources sectors. During a career across commodities including iron ore, copper, gold, coal and uranium, she held leadership roles spanning operations, business development, technology and project management.
At BHP, Ms McGill held chief executive level positions at Mitsui Coal and Olympic Dam Corporation, where she delivered a successful turnaround of business performance. She is currently an independent non-executive director of New Hope Corporation Limited, Gold Fields Limited and 29Metals Limited. In 2020, she was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for her distinguished services to the mining sector and to gender equity and workplace diversity.
MinRes also advised that independent non-executive director Kelvin Flynn has resigned from board after 14 years of significant contribution to the company’s growth, with effect from 31 January 2024.
Mr Flynn was appointed to the MinRes board in 2010 and has been a highly valued board member during a period of transformation for the company, including nine years as chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.
MinRes has also announced the appointment of Jenna Mazza as joint company secretary, with effect from 31 January 2024.
Ms Mazza joined MinRes in 2014 and over the past decade has developed a deep understanding of all facets of the business. She has held a number of senior legal roles, most recently as general manager, corporate legal.
Ms Mazza will replace Derek Oelofse, who resigns from the role of joint company secretary effective 31 January 2024 to focus on his role of general manager, corporate finance. The board thanks him for his commitment and contribution to the role of joint company secretary since 2018.
Mark Wilson will continue in his role as chief financial officer and company secretary.
MinRes managing director Chris Ellison said:
“I personally want to thank Kelvin for his enormous contribution to MinRes over the past 14 years. His can-do attitude is the epitome of MinRes’ values. I wish him every success in the future.
“We are pleased to have a director with Jacqueline’s extensive operational experience join the MinRes board as the company continues to deliver on the key projects that are the foundation of our future success.”
MinRes chairman James McClements added:
“I want to acknowledge Kelvin’s contribution over the past 14 years. His guidance and commercial insight have been integral to our transformation from a mining services contractor into one of Australia’s great companies.
“On behalf of my fellow directors, I am delighted to welcome Jacqueline to the MinRes board. She brings vast experience across multiple commodities as well as a reputation as a champion of gender equity and workplace diversity.”