De Grey Mining’s Hemi is an emerging Tier-1 gold mine – which is why it’s attracting the Tier-1 talent.

The latest coup for the gold producer to be is non-executive director Paul Harvey, who joins a leadership group that has successfully defined one of the largest gold discoveries in the past two decades, with Hemi currently tallying 8.5Moz and counting.

That’s 10.6Moz once the whole Mallina gold project in the Pilbara is taken into account – the sort of find any mining executive would be keen to get involved in.

Heavy hitter indeed

Paul Harvey has a touch of the Babe Ruth about him given his history of success in the mining game and across many projects of size and scale.

His long and impressive career covers 35 years across Australia, Africa and the Americas including high-powered executive roles across multiple commodities at all stages of the mining cycle.

Harvey’s most recent role saw him lead South32 (ASX:S32) as COO between 2015 and 2020, having accountability for its global manganese, base metals and met coal operations.

During that time the BHP (ASX:BHP) spinoff turned around a string of businesses cast off by its parent making it one of the most successful large cap miners on the ASX.

Before that Harvey was chief transformation officer, a founding executive committee role established to oversee the South32 demerger.

Between 1992 and 2015 he was the president of the Nickel West business in WA, the EKATI diamond mine in Canada and a vice president at the Olympic Dam copper, gold and uranium mine covering strategy, planning and improvement.

Harvey has been a senior operating partner at London’s Appian Capital Advisory since 2021, providing operational oversight to Appian’s portfolio companies and advice with the analysis and evaluation of potential investments.

Extensive search

De Grey chair Simon Lill says the company had appointed Harvey after an extensive process to add experience to the $1.2 billion company’s board.

“Following an extensive selection process we are delighted that Paul Harvey has agreed to join the De Grey board and will welcome his contribution and guidance as we continue to develop our Tier-1 Mallina Gold Project,” he says.

“De Grey is committed to building capability across the organisation and we have no doubt that Mr. Harvey will be an important contributor, with his significant experiences of operations and development projects of size and scale.

“The appointment is part of the ongoing Board regeneration process and will allow the Company to ensure suitable independence and management of all sub-committees.”




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