Elliott joins Calibre Global
Mark Elliott has been appointed chief executive officer of Calibre Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of engineering firm Calibre Group. Calibre Global was established in 2002, and is Calibre Group’s principal engineering and project delivery business. Mr Elliot was previously Bilfinger Berger Services Australasia managing director and has also worked for Brookfield Multiplex, Thiess, Macmahon and Abigroup. He holds a degree in civil engineering and will report to Calibre Group managing director Rod Baxter.
Laing new at Hot Chili
Former Exco Resources managing director Geoff Laing has been appointed executive director of mining company Hot Chili. Mr Laing will be responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s development activities for the Productora copper project in Chile. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the mining industry and holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia. Mr Laing joins non-executive chairman Murray Black, managing director Christian Easterday and non-executive director Allan Trench on the Hot Chili board.
Quartermaine up at Perseus
Gold producer Perseus Mining has promoted Jeff Quartermaine to managing director and chief executive officer, with Mark Calderwood stepping down after nine years at the helm. Mr Quartermaine has 25 years’ experience in senior financial and strategic management roles and was previously Perseus’ chief financial officer; a position he has held since 2010. Mr Calderwood will remain with the firm in a part-time technical role.
Hanna joins MOD
Perth-based exploration company MOD Resources has appointed former managing director of Western Areas, Julian Hanna (pictured), as a non-executive director and technical consultant. A geologist with over 35 years’ experience, including 15 years in senior management roles, Mr Hanna will provide technical and managerial expertise to help advance the Sams Creek Gold Project. The company also announced that its managing director since August 2011, Derek Byrne, has resigned from the board to pursue other opportunities. Mr Byrne’s past experience is primarily working with African mining projects.