Gold mining major Newmont has increased the size of its board from 11 to 13 members and appointed Emma FitzGerald and Mary Laschinger to serve as independent directors from December 1.
FitzGerald, 54, is the former CEO of Puma Energy and a leader in delivering energy solutions around the world.
The 61-year old Laschinger is the former CEO of Veritiv, a Fortune 500 business-to-business distribution solutions company. Prior to her time at Veritiv, she was a senior leader at International Paper Company, with valuable global business experience as president of its Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia business.
“We are thrilled to welcome these two experienced and distinguished directors to Newmont,” said Newmont chairperson Gregory Boyce.
“Newmont’s board of directors brings a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and talents, along with ethnic and gender diversity, to our governance process,” added president and CEO Tom Palmer. “Having a diverse Board with deep senior management experience in industry, as well as specialised fields, is a priority for Newmont.”