OceanaGold appoints Gerard Bond as new President and CEO

OceanaGold appoints Gerard Bond as new President and CEO

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC) announced the appointment of Mr. Gerard Bond as the Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 4, 2022.

Gerard Bond will also serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Paul Benson, Chairman of the Board, said, “On behalf of the Board of OceanaGold, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Gerard. Following an extensive executive search, we are pleased to have attracted such an accomplished and recognised executive to lead OceanaGold forward.

Gerard has demonstrated strong leadership during his career, brings a wealth of commercial and industry experience and has a proven track record of driving performance and delivering on business potential.

This appointment marks an exciting new chapter for OceanaGold and the Board is looking forward to working with him to maximise the value of the Company.”

Mr. Bond has extensive experience in global finance and the resources industry and has held numerous senior executive roles across Europe and Australia. Most recently, he was the Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer at Newcrest Mining Limited from January 2012 to January 2022, a period of considerable operational, financial and growth transformation.

Prior to joining Newcrest, Mr. Bond was with BHP for over 14 years where he held various senior executive roles in Mergers and Acquisitions, Treasury, as Deputy CFO of the Aluminium business, CFO and then Acting President of the Nickel business, and finally as BHP’s Head of Group Human Resources. Prior to joining BHP, Mr. Bond worked in Corporate Finance for Coopers & Lybrand.

Mr. Bond said, “I am honoured and delighted to join OceanaGold as President and CEO. The Company has an exciting portfolio of assets and growth opportunities. I look forward to working closely with the Board, the leadership team and the workforce to safely and responsibly drive improved operating and financial performance, realise the full potential of the Company’s growth opportunities and to maximise value and returns to shareholders.”

Mr. Scott Sullivan will continue as Acting President and CEO until Mr. Bond’s commencement on April 4, 2022, following which he will revert to his role as Chief Operating Officer and support the leadership transition.

Mr Benson added, “The Board wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Scott for serving as our Acting CEO during a challenging period for the Company. Through his extensive technical experience and that of the technical bench strength that now exists in the Company along with Gerard’s appointment as CEO, we are well placed to deliver on our commitments and regain our favoured market position.”


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