MELBOURNE, Australia, March 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Newcrest Mining Limited announced today that it has appointed Scott Langford, currently Partner and co-leader of the Energy and Resources Practice Group at the leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR), as General Counsel & Company Secretary.
Mr Langford will take up his new position on 1 July 2012.
A senior legal practitioner at AAR since 1992 and a partner since 1995, Mr Langford has been a key legal adviser to major mining and resource companies, including Newcrest, and is well respected across the global industry.
The appointment is part of a transitional arrangement. Newcrest's Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs1 Stephen Creese, intends to retire in July 2013 after almost four years with the company. Until then, Mr Creese will retain his external affairs responsibilities, with the addition of the important community relations portfolio.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Robinson, welcomed the appointment, which followed a comprehensive search process.
"We are delighted that Scott has agreed to join the senior executive team at Newcrest and ensure an orderly transition in this role. His skills, experience and commercial acumen will play a substantial part in Newcrest's future growth and development."
Newcrest Mining Limited is Australia's largest gold mining company. One of the top four gold mining companies in the world by market capitalisation, Newcrest has 6 production provinces in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Cote D'Ivoire. Newcrest is a Top 15 company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Toronto and Port Moresby.
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