Richard Hayes was appointed chief executive of Gold Corporation on 1 July 2015. He had been chief financial officer and deputy CEO since joining the corporation in March 2003. Mr Hayes was previously chief operating officer and an executive director of AGR Matthey from October 2002 to March 2003. Prior to that, he was director of finance and deputy managing director of AGR Joint Venture from December 1998 to October 2002. Mr Hayes was also chief financial officer and company secretary of Golden West Refining Corporation, an ASX-listed company controlled by N M Rothschild & Sons which, in December 1998, merged with Gold Corporation’s refining and jewellery manufacturing business to become the AGR Joint Venture. Mr Hayes emigrated to Australia from Zimbabwe in 1987 and held a number of management roles with Boral prior to joining Golden West. He is chair of the Gold Industry Group, director of Interchange Incorporated, and is a board member of Wesley College.