Newcrest boss Jetson leaving at the end of this year
Newcrest’s executive general manager responsible for Lihir operations in New Ireland Province and Cadia in New South Wales, Australia, Craig Jetson will be leaving Newcrest at the end of 2019. Chief executive officer Sandeep Biswas announced last Friday.
He said: “We are very grateful that Craig Jetson has agreed to remain with Newcrest until the end of the 2019 calendar year to support the transition of his role to Craig Jones, before he leaves us to pursue other opportunities.
“Mr Jetson will remain focused on the Lihir Agreements Review (LAR) and community issues throughout this period, and his legacy will be protected. He has been a great friend of all Lihirians, and will always be remembered for his support for the community.”
Newcrest made it clear that Mr Jetson has not only turned around the operational and financial performance of the Lihir mine, a considerable achievement in itself but has also showed his heart for the island and its people.
The company described his Trupla Man Trupla Meri initiative against family and domestic violence, and the personal support he and his wife Teresa have shown for the community, as inspirational.
Newcrest said that, together with Craig Jones and Chris Jordaan, the General Manager at Lihir, Newcrest stands firm in its commitment to see the LAR process through and in addition reaffirms its commitment to Lihir, its people and the relationships the company has built over the years.
As part of this commitment the company noted that it would continue to engage directly with the community. As outgoing EGM for Lihir, Mr Jetson endorsed the appointment of Mr Jones as the company’s chief operating officer for PNG operations. “Craig Jones is a great choice.
Aside from his great experience in PNG, he brings a strong technical skill set and a genuine concern for people.
Craig will have my full support as I transition responsibility for the Lihir Operation,” Mr Jetson said.
Newcrest remains committed to its landowners and host communities and to developing further its support and engagement with PNG.
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