THE GOLD INDUSTRY GROUP IS A MEMBER-BASED, INDEPENDENT INDUSTRY BODY GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

The Board of Directors sets the strategic objectives of the Group and provides direction to the management committee and project committees.

Richard Hayes - Chairman

Richard Hayes - Chairman

Kelly Carter - Vice Chairman

Kelly Carter - Vice Chairman

David Woodford - Director

David Woodford - Director

Phillip Cochineas - Director

Phillip Cochineas - Director

Richard Jones - Director

Richard Jones - Director

Norman Moore - Director

Norman Moore - Director

Alex Munt - Treasurer

Alex Munt - Treasurer

Bron Suchecki - Secretary

Bron Suchecki - Secretary

Richard Hayes – ChairMAN

BComm, MBA, CPA, ACIS, MAICD

Richard is the Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation. He has also held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO since joining the Corporation in March 2003. Prior to that Richard was the Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Director of AGR Matthey, Director of Finance and Deputy Managing Director of AGR Joint Venture and the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Golden West Refining Corporation Ltd.

Richard is currently a Director of Interchange Inc. and also sits on the Board of Governors of Wesley College. 


Kelly carter - Vice chairMAN

Kelly is the Vice President: Legal and Compliance for Gold Fields. She began her legal career in the UK before moving to Perth where she practised as a commercial disputes lawyer for a number of years. Kelly's extensive career in the resources sector includes more than three years as legal counsel for Norilsk Nickel Australia and more than five years at Gold Fields, where she manages the legal and compliance portfolio for the Australian region. Kelly’s experience extends across the resources cycle, having provided a broad scope of legal services in relation to both operating and non-operating assets.

Kelly is a member of Gold Fields’ regional executive, with oversight and responsibility for both operational performance and regional strategy. 


David Woodford - Director

David is the Chief Operating Officer of Gold Corporation.  Prior to that he was the General Manager of AGR Matthey which was owned by Newmont Mining, Johnson Matthey and Gold Corporation.  

David has 21 years’ experience in the precious metals industry.

He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Chemistry, an MBA from Curtin University and is Graduate of the AICD.


Phillip Cochineas - Director

Phillip is a Director of Pallion and a joint Managing Director of LBMA Accredited ABC Refinery. He has been responsible for leading the growth of ABC Refinery to become a leading independent assayer, refiner and mint. Phillip is a qualified lawyer and MBA.

Prior to joining the precious metals industry, he held senior executive or director positions at FTSE listed companies Kingfisher plc and Wolseley plc in the United Kingdom.

Phillip holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Business Administration from London Business School.


Richard Jones - Director

Richard is General Counsel & Company Secretary of Norton Gold Fields. He is a solicitor with over 15 years' experience in both in-house and private practice capacities.

Richard has worked for an international law firm as well as for one of the world's largest mining companies.

He has also acted as the company secretary for listed and unlisted entities. He obtained his law degree from the University of Western Australia and is admitted to the Supreme Court of WA and the High Court of Australia.


Norman Moore – DIRECTOR

Norman is the President of the Liberal Party and Chairman of Cannings Purple and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority. He is extremely well-regarded in Western Australian business and political circles, having served a distinguished career in state politics that spanned more than 30 years.

During his political career Norman served as Minister and Opposition spokesperson for mines and petroleum, education, employment and training, sport and recreation and tourism. 

In 2014 Norman won the Prospect Award for Contribution to Mining.


Committee of Management

Alex Munt - Treasurer

Alex is the Head of Finance at Gold Fields Australia, which operates four gold mines in Western Australia.  He has 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, initially in the profession with KPMG and for the last 11 years with Gold Fields Australia.  

He is also the Chairman of the Gold Fields Australia Foundation which seeks to facilitate social and economic improvement, with a particular emphasis on the regions in which Gold Fields mines.


Bron Suchecki - Secretary

Bron is the Vice President, Operations for Monetary Metals LLC. He is responsible for managing Monetary Metal's operations and supports the development of new gold-related products.

Bron has over 20 years’ experience in the bullion business with The Perth Mint across its retail, treasury, depository, and risk divisions.