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Michael Holmes named permanent CEO of OceanaGold
Holmes, who joined OceanaGold in 2012 as chief operating officer, had been named acting CEO and president last month following the resignation of Mick Wilkes for personal reasons. At the time, the board launched a search for a permanent CEO and indicated that Holmes would be considered.
The new CEO is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience working in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and North and South America. Holmes has operational experience in underground and open-pit gold, copper, lead, zinc and nickel mines. He has a bachelor of engineering (mining) degree from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
“Michael is a very experienced industry veteran with a deep knowledge of the OceanaGold business,” said Ian Reid, chairman of the board. “He has a proven track record as a skilled and capable leader and has the full confidence and support of the board, as well as the commitment and alignment of the executive team.”
For 2019, the company posted consolidated production of 470,601 ounces of gold and 10,255 metric tons of copper.