Newmont appoints mining industry veteran Francois Hardy as Chief Technology Officer

Scarlet Ibarra / April 19, 2024 | 12:13
François Hardy, Chief Technology Officer, Newmont.
Newmont has announced the appointment of François Hardy as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). François will be joining Newmont’s Executive Leadership Team, where he'll play a key role in enhancing operational performance and driving growth across the business.

Taking over from interim CTO Dean Gehring, who also served as Newmont’s Chief Integration Officer, François brings over 30 years of technical and operational expertise in the mining industry to the role. His journey with Newmont began in 2002, and he has since held various positions, including Group Head of Exploration, Managing Director for Africa, and General Manager of Tanami.

“François is a seasoned leader with extensive technical knowledge and a proven track record of enhancing operational performance,” said Tom Palmer, President, and CEO of Newmont. “His appointment will further strengthen our Executive Leadership Team, bringing valuable technological expertise that will be integral to our ongoing success.”

Prior to joining Newmont, François held executive roles at Avmin Ltd and De Beers Consolidated Mines. As he steps into his new role, François will be tasked with exploring innovative ways to improve Newmont's operations through the adoption of new technologies.

François 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.

Based at Newmont’s headquarters in Denver, François will officially assume his new role on May 1, 2024.

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