Chief Executive Officer
Appointed director and CEO March 2008
Mr Gordon became an executive director of the Board of Intrepid Mines Limited on 11 March 2008. He has more than 10 years’ experience in senior management positions in the gold industry in Australia, PNG and Fiji. Most recently employed as Managing Director of Placer Dome Niugini Ltd and prior to that as General Manager of Porgera, Mr Gordon has also held General Manager or Operations Manager roles at Kalgoorlie West for Aurion Gold, Kanowna Belle for Delta Gold, Leonora for Sons of Gwalia and Vatukoula and Tuvatu for Emperor Mines Limited.
Mr Gordon is an executive director and a member of the Safety and Social Responsibility Committee.
Stephen Smith BA
Chief Financial Officer
Appointed CFO 2 June 2008
Stephen has over twenty years’ local and international experience in the mining industry, most recently having held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Peabody Pacific, a subsidiary of Peabody Energy. Prior to that, Stephen spent sixteen years with Canadian miner, Placer Dome Limited, the last four as Executive General Manager Finance for Placer Dome Asia Pacific.
Appointed General Counsel March 2008
Ms Chidrawi had 12 years’ private practice experience in commercial law and litigation, practising for her own account in Johannesburg. Prior to joining Emperor Mines Limited in May 2006 as Corporate Counsel, and later Company Secretary, Ms Chidrawi project-managed Emperor’s acquisition of DRDGOLD’s PNG assets.
Executive General Manager Exploration & New Business
Appointed Executive General Manager Exploration & New Business November 2011
Gary is an exploration and mining professional with more than 25 years’ experience in Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia. He has also held senior managerial positions in a number of international mining companies, including regional exploration manager Placer Dome, general manager geology with Condolidated Minerals, Global Exploration Manager – Iron Ore with BHP Billiton and Early Stage Operations Manager – Australia and Asia with BHP Billiton.
Tony Wenas has more than 25 years’ experience in various industries especially in mining and other natural resources. He had held several executive positions in world class companies including the President Commissioner at PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper, President Director & CEO of PT Vale International Tbk. (formerly PT INCO), as well as Director & Executive Vice President/General Counsel of PT Freeport Indonesia, an affiliate of Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
He also currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Indonesia Mining Association (IMA), Chairman of Brazil Committee and Vice Chairman of Korea Committee at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), and Vice Chairman of Indonesia Listed Companies Association.
He obtained his Bachelor of Law (majoring in Business Law) from the University of Indonesia, and also attended the Executive Program at Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).”
General Manager, Project Development Tujuh Bukit
Appointed General Manager, Project Development Tujuh Bukit March 2011
Andrew has 28 years experience in the mining industry and has previously held senior roles at KCGM, WMC Resources and junior mining houses. He has been successful in the management and optimisation of complex processing operations, intedgration of major plant expansion, project management and new business development. He has particular expertise in the management and preparation of large feasibility studies for the mining industry in Australia, New Zealand, West and East Africa.