Paul Harvey is a resource executive with operational and projects leadership, and over 35 years of international experience within the resources sector, including gold. He has lived and worked in Australia, Africa and the Americas; and held significant executive roles across global multi-commodity portfolios with a strong focus and accountability on operations, major capital project development and construction as chair and director of a number of international joint ventures.
Mr Harvey was chief operating officer for the Australia region of South32 from April 2017 to June 2020. Prior to that, he was its chief transformation officer and was seconded to the African region for six months to lead the implementation of its Care Strategy. Prior to his secondment, Mr Harvey was responsible for information technology, sustainability and reporting functions, the area of corporate people, and South32 Shared Services Centre. Before joining South32, Mr Harvey was the asset president at Nickel West from 2012, having been asset president at BHP Billiton’s Ekati operation in Canada from 2009 to 2012. He held operations management, major capital project directorships, business planning, strategy and growth leadership roles in the uranium, base metals, diamonds and specialty product sectors.
Mr Harvey has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the Western Australian School of Mines, is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.