Neela Patnaik has been appointed managing director of Aditya Birla Minerals, replacing Sunil Kulwal who has held the role since 2008. Mr Patnaik is a chartered accountant who has previously worked at the Steel Authority of India, Mittal Steel in the Philippines and Jindal Steel.
Wayne Zekulich has joined Cleveland Mining Company as a non-executive director. Mr Zekulich is an investment banker and currently director and company secretary at JAXON. He is a former chief financial officer of Gindalbie Metals and Oakajee Port and Rail.
Enerji has appointed former Fortescue Metals Group director, shared services Peter Thomas as a non-executive director, following the resignation of Justin Audcent, who has been made a principal at Crowe Horwath.
Compass Resources non-executive director John Allen has been made deputy chairman, following the resignation of managing director James Carr, who remains as a non-executive director. Sara Kelly has been appointed as legal counsel and company secretary.
Energy and Minerals Australia is now known as Vimy Resources.