JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South African gold producer Gold Fields has appointed Paul Schmidt as financial director, effective immediately.
Schmidt is a chartered accountant with 18 years industry experience, and has previously spent six years with Deloitte, auditing mainly clients in the gold-mining industry.
He joined Gengold, part of the Gencor Group, in 1996 as an assistant financial manager at the Saint Helena gold mine where he worked for three years, gaining operational experience.
He was promoted to the Gold Fields corporate office as financial manager in 1999, and to the position of group financial controller in April 2003.
Schmidt was promoted to CFO of the group effective in January this year.