New leaders for Gold Corp
The state government has appointed Donald Mackay-Coghill as chairman of Gold Corporation and Richard Hayes as chief executive, effective from next month.
Mr Mackay-Coghill had previously served as chief executive of Gold Corp for 17 years but handed over the reins to Edward Harbuz in 2003.
He fills the position made vacant when Kerry Sanderson left to become governor of Western Australia last year.
Mr Hayes, who currently serves as chief financial officer and deputy chief executive of Gold Corp, will replace Mr Harbuz at the helm from July 1 under a three-year term, with the option to renew for two years at the discretion of the board.
Eames to retire
Edwin Eames, founding member of Eames Architects, will retire as a director at the end of the month.
Mr Eames leaves business partner Andrew Morris and fellow director Gavin Allaway, who in recent years worked with him to double the size of the company, to continue to grow the business.
Euroz opens Sydney office
Euroz Securities has appointed new Sydney-based recruit Stewart Palmer a director.
Mr Palmer will run a new corporate finance office in Sydney, marking a small deviation from the broker’s traditional focus on WA.
He was most recently with BBY, and prior to that spent more than 20 years as a stockbroker in New York with Ord Minnett, ABN Amro and Robert Fleming.
Mr Palmer’s recruitment follows the opening of a Sydney office six months ago by Euroz subsidiary WestOz Investment Management.
Shellabear to Sirona
Former Deutsche Bank executive Jonathan Shellabear has joined Sirona Capital and will head up its corporate advisory business.
Sirona Capital managing director Kelvin Flynn said he expected the private equity and advisory firm’s clients to greatly benefit from Mr Shellabear’s advice.
Mr Shellabear has previously held investment banking experience at NM Rothschild & Sons and Resource Finance Corporation.
Lellyett leads Georgiou’s Vic division*
Development, construction and engineering firm Georgiou Group’s growing Victorian operations are now under the leadership of Peter Lellyett, with the former Lend Lease Engineering head appointed at Georgiou’s Victorian general manager.
Mr Lellyett, who will replace Geoff Thomas, has also spent time in executive roles at Thiess and Abigroup Contractors.
Maynard joins Castledine Gregory*
Andre Maynard has joined Castledine Gregory Law and Mediation as a senior lawyer
Mr Maynard advises on regulatory approvals and compliance matters with a speciality in environmental, planning, native title and project development law. Mr Maynard’s experience includes providing advice on commercial developments and infrastructure, mining, power and oil and gas projects.
Kay to IMF Bentham
Former McMillan Shakespeare managing director Michael Kay has been named the new non-executive chairperson of litigation funder IMF Bentham.
Mr Kay has previously served as chief executive officer of AAMI, and began his career with 12 years in private legal practice.
The role of chair was left vacant by Rob Ferguson’s departure in January.
Troncone resigns from Wellard
Fred Troncone is resigning from his position as Wellard Rural Exports chief executive officer after four years in the role.
The subsequent restructure of the company has led to promotion to chief operating officer of the company’s current Asia business development manager Scott Braithwaite.
Wall to chair Activistic
Steinepreis Paganin partner Peter Wall has been made the non-executive chairman of Activistic, replacing Ian Murie.
Mr Wall currently serves as chair of the boards of Minbos Resources, Aziana, Galicia Energy and Phytotech Medical, and is a director of Logicamms and of Dourado Resources.
Additionally, Nigel Lee has been appointed a non-executive director of the company, where he is currently chair of the advisory committee.
Mr Lee is a director of e-commerce business YuuZoo, and previously worked with American Express.
McNulty Leadership role
Leadership WA has announced Michael McNulty FLWA will be its new chair, replacing John Langoulant, who is stepping down after six years at the helm.
Mr McNulty is the office managing partner of the Perth Deloitte office.
Peter Moore has been appointed a non-executive director of Carnarvon Petroleum.
He currently serves as managing director of his consulting firm Norris Strategic Investments, as a director of Central Petroleum, and as chair of Earth Science WA.
Former Centaurus Metals chief financial officer Geoff James has returned to the company on a consulting basis as company secretary and financial controller, less than a year after he left.
John Westdorp has been appointed chief financial officer for MZI Resources, leaving his position at Centaurus Metals.
Mr Westdorp’s previous positions include managing director of OptiroCapital and chief financial officer of Murchison Metals.
Peter Rozenauers has been made a non-executive director of Blackham Resources.
Mr Rozenauers is currently the portfolio manager of Orion Mine Finance Group, and has previously worked as managing director and head of Asian commodities distribution at Barclays Capital in Singapore.
Paringa Resources chief executive officer, David Gay, has become the managing director of the company.
Former Papillon Resources managing director, Mark Connelly, has been appointed as the chair of West African Resources.
Mr Connelly currently sits on the boards of Saracen Mineral Holdings, B2Gold, and Ausdrill.
Berkeley Resources has announced Paul Atherley will become its new managing director based in London.
Mr Atherley previously served as managing director of Leyshon Resources, but still occupies the role of chairman.
John Atkins is set to resign from the board of BWP Management at the end of August.
Mr Atkins is leaving the position in order to take up the role of Western Australian agent general in London.