Newmont appoints Hardy as CTO

Newmont recently selected industry veteran Francois Hardy to serve as its chief technology officer.

He takes over for interim CTO Dean Gehring, who had served a dual role as the company’s chief integration officer. Gehring is stepping down from Newmont in early July.

Hardy, who is joining the miner’s executive leadership team, will lead the technical work across the business to improve operational performance and drive growth. He comes to the seat with more than three decades of technical and operational experience in mining and has been with Newmont since 2002.

Before Newmont, he had executive positions at Avmin and De Beers.

“Francois is a strong leader with deep technical experience and a demonstrable track record of improving operating performance. His appointment will further strengthen Newmont’s executive leadership team, adding valuable technological expertise [that] will be central to our ongoing success as a business,” said president and CEO Tom Palmer.

“He steps into the new role at a pivotal moment in Newmont’s history and will be tasked with looking for new ways to enhance the company’s operations through innovation and new technologies.”

Hardy will be based at Newmont’s headquarters in Denver and assumes his new role effective May 1.


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