Vice President, Corporate Development / Gold Fields
Ashley McDonald is an experienced M&A and legal practitioner with over 20 years of experience in corporate and resources law.
Mr McDonald has been with Gold Fields since September 2006 and the vice president of corporate development since 2012. He was part of the legal team that assisted Gold Fields in its acquisition of St Ives and Agnew in 2001. He has also played a key role in a number of the company’s key growth transactions including acquiring the Granny Smith, Lawlers and Darlot gold mines from Barrick in 2013, acquiring a 50% interest in the Gruyere gold mine in 2016, and evaluating the various funding options for key development asset Salares Norte (capex US$830M) in Chile in 2020.
Mr McDonald is an admitted legal practitioner with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Murdoch University.