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Newmont Appoints Francois Hardy as Chief Technology Officer

Newmont Corporation has named Francois Hardy as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), joining the company’s executive leadership team. In this role, Hardy will oversee technical operations to enhance operational performance and spur growth within the business.

Hardy succeeds Dean Gehring, who served as interim CTO and Chief Integration Officer. Gehring will be leaving the company in early July following a period of transition.

With over 30 years of technical and operational experience in the mining industry, Hardy brings a wealth of expertise to his new role. He began his career with Newmont in 2002 and has held various key positions, including Group Head of Exploration, Managing Director for Africa, and General Manager for Tanami.

Tom Palmer, President, and CEO of Newmont, expressed confidence in Hardy’s appointment, highlighting his strong leadership and proven track record in improving operating performance. Palmer emphasized the importance of technological expertise in driving Newmont’s continued success.

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Prior to joining Newmont, Hardy held executive positions at Avmin Ltd and De Beers Consolidated Mines. He holds a BSc in Mine Engineering from Technikon Witwatersrand (now University of Johannesburg) and a National Higher Diploma in Metalliferous Mining from the University of Johannesburg.

Hardy will be based at Newmont’s headquarters in Denver and will assume his new role starting May 1, 2024.

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