Gold Corporation, operator of The Perth Mint, has announced the appointment of Donald Mackay-Coghill as its new Chairman, and Richard Hayes as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 July 2015.
Mr Mackay-Coghill, former Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation for 17 years until 2003, is known as a pioneer in the global precious metals industry. As founder of the Australian Precious Metals Coin Program, one of his most notable achievements was the introduction of the Australian Nugget gold coin series in 1987; the success of which motivated the development of Australia’s annual bullion coin program.
Mr Hayes has been an Executive Director of Gold Corporation since 2003 through his position as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive. Prior to this term, Mr Hayes held senior management positions with precious metals refining operations Australian Gold Refineries (AGR) Matthey and Golden West Refining Corporation Limited.
Mr Hayes will succeed Ed Harbuz who has led the institution with vigour for more than a decade.