The Gold Industry Group (GIG) goes from strength to strength welcoming AngloGold Ashanti Australia’s Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Community and Human Resources, Andrea Maxey and Gold Road Resources’ General Manager for Capability and Culture, Stuart Jenner, to its Board of Directors.

Both Ms Maxey and Mr Jenner bring a new level of diversity to the Board, with varied backgrounds, different roles and new skills. Their appointments follow the recent growth of their member base, with the Group now backed by all the major gold producers in Australia.

The appointment of Ms Maxey and Mr Jenner (pictured right at the recent launch of Kalgoorlie's #heartofgold Discovery Trail) to the Board comes after the recent departure of two Directors.

GIG Chairperson and Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hayes, said he was delighted to welcome both Ms Maxey and Mr Jenner to the team.

“Our role is to champion the gold industry in Australia and to do that most effectively, diversity is key. Having a diverse blend of leadership will further enable the Group to thrive,” he said.

Ms Maxey has been the Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Community and Human Resources with AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd for 11 years. Beginning with AngloGold Ashanti in 2000, Ms Maxey initially worked in investor relations in Australia and then the United States, before returning to Australia in 2007 to become part of the company’s regional management team.

Ms Maxey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, post-graduate diplomas in Journalism and Finance, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“The gold industry has played an integral role in the economic development of Australia and I look forward to working with the GIG Board to highlight the ongoing importance of gold to Australia and the benefits it brings to the communities in which we operate,” said Ms Maxey.

Mr Jenner commenced as General Manager for Capability and Culture with Gold Road Resources in 2017. He has over 10 years’ experience in mining and mining services in both operational and executive roles. Mr Jenner has worked in senior and executive ‘People Capability’ roles with Newcrest, Emeco, St Barbara and management consulting providers, as well as serving as an Officer with the Australian Defence Force.

Mr Jenner holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma of Management in Human Resources, a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, and is currently completing a Masters of Organisational Psychology with the University of London. He is also a Fellow with the Australia Institute of Management and a Senior Organisational and Executive Coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership.

“I am looking forward to working with my fellow GIG Board of Directors to raise awareness and connection for the gold industry in the hearts and minds of the community,” Mr Jenner said.

“The gold industry has provided me and my family so much and it is great to be able to show my appreciation by giving-back through my board role with the GIG,” he said.

Gold Road have been an active member of the GIG since its inception and has a strong focus on supporting and engaging the industry and community.

Mr Hayes said both Ms Maxey and Mr Jenner will be strong additions to the team with their broad range of skills invaluable to the GIG.

“We are committed to growing and promoting gold’s significant role in Australia and beyond,” he concluded.

About AngloGold Ashanti and Gold Road Resources

AngloGold Ashanti is the world’s third largest gold producer, with 14 operations in 10 countries. The company has been active in Australia for almost 20 years, with gold mines in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields where it owns Sunrise Dam and Tropicana (70%), where they have a continued focus on building and maintaining long-term community partnerships.

Gold Road Resources’ holds interests in tenements covering approximately 11,000 km², including the Yamarna Greenstone Belt east of Laverton and with joint venture partner Cygnus Gold Limited in WA’s south west. The company is also developing Australia’s largest gold project in Western Australia, in partnership with Gold Fields Australia. The Gruyere Gold Project is currently under construction and is expected to produce between 170,000 and 230,000 ounces of gold in 2019 alone.