Board of Directors

The mission of Newmont’s Board is to oversee the Company’s efforts to create enduring value for all stakeholders of our Company. To deliver on this mission, our Board adheres to sound governance principles and Newmont’s core values of safety, integrity, sustainability, inclusion and responsibility. These guiding principles serve as the foundation of our business and enable us to fulfill our purpose of creating value and improving lives through sustainable and responsible mining.

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Patrick G. Awuah Jr.

Patrick Awuah, is the Founder and President of Ashesi University, a private, not-for-profit institution that has quickly gained a reputation for innovation and quality education in Ghana. Before founding Ashesi University, Mr. Awuah worked as a Program Manager for Microsoft where, among other things, he spearheaded the development of dial-up internet working technologies and gained a reputation for bringing difficult projects to completion. Mr. Awuah is also a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative (a branch of the Aspen Global Leadership Network), and a member of the United States Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He served on the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2010 to 2016. He was awarded the distinction of the Membership of the Order of the Volta, one of Ghana’s highest awards, given to individuals who exemplify the ideal of service to the country. In 2015, Mr. Awuah was listed by Fortune Magazine as number 40 in world's 50 greatest leaders and was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.


Gregory H. Boyce

Mr. Boyce currently serves as Chair of the Board of Newmont Corporation and brings extensive operations and global mining experience to Newmont’s Board. Mr. Boyce served as Executive Chairman of Peabody Energy from 2007 to 2015. He joined Peabody in 2003 as Chief Operating Officer, and assumed responsibility for the company as Chief Executive Officer from 2006-2015. His previous leadership roles also include Chief Executive Officer, Energy for Rio Tinto; President and Chief Executive Officer of Kennecott Energy Company; and President of Kennecott Minerals Company. Mr. Boyce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from the University of Arizona and an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Boyce is a past Chair of the Coal Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency and is a former Chair of the National Mining Association. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the U.S.- China Business Council, and was a member of The Business Council, Business Roundtable and the National Coal Council.


Bruce R. Brook

Bruce R. Brook currently serves as a Director for CSL Limited, Incitec Pivot Limited and Djerriwarrh Investments Limited. He served as a Director of Programmed Group from 2010 to 2017 and as Chairman from 2012 to 2017 and as a Director of Boart Longyear from 2007 to 2015. He served as Chief Financial Officer of WMC Resources Limited from 2002 to 2005, and has held key executive roles including Deputy CFO of ANZ Banking Group Limited, Group Chief Accountant of Pacific Dunlop Limited, and General Manager, Group Accounting positions at CRA Limited and Pasminco Limited. Mr. Brook formerly served as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Lihir Gold Limited, Consolidated Minerals Limited and Energy Developments Limited. In addition, Mr. Brook retired in 2012 after six years of services as a member of the Financial Reporting Council in Australia and in 2013 was appointed to the Director Advisory Panel of the Australian Securities Investments Commission, the Australian Corporate Regulator. Mr. Brook has been with Newmont since 2011 and currently serves as Chair of Newmont’s Audit Committee.


Maura Clark

Maura Clark is the former President of Direct Energy Business, the commercial and industry energy business unit of Direct Energy L.P (a subsidiary of Centrica PLC), the leading B2B energy retailer in Canada and the US. She is an experienced operator, with a strong functional background in strategic finance in cyclical and capital intensive businesses. She has extensive experience as a leader in the energy industry including managing matters related to regulatory, policy and social responsibility. Ms. Clark currently serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee of Nutrien Ltd. where she also serves on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Ms. Clark also serves on the Audit Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee of Fortis Inc. and on the Board of Garret Motion, Inc. where she Chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee. Previously she served on the Board of Elizabeth Arden from 2005 to 2016.


Emma FitzGerald

Emma FitzGerald brings extensive experience in leading international businesses in the Energy & Water sector. Most recently she was CEO of Puma Energy focused on delivering affordable and sustainable energy solutions to emerging markets in Africa, Central America and Asia. Prior to this she ran gas, water and waste networks for National Grid and Severn Trent in the UK. She also spent many years running customer facing downstream Retail, Lubricants and LPG businesses for Royal Dutch Shell around the world. She has served on the boards of plc, privately owned and non for profit including Puma Energy, Severn Trent, Cookson Group plc, Alent plc, DCC plc & Windsor leadership Trust.

She currently serves on the Board of UPM Kymmene oyj, an innovative global paper & biomaterials business and Seplat Energy plc an indigenous Nigerian Energy company dual listed on the London and Nigerian stock exchange. She also is also a portfolio advisor with Oxford Science Enterprises and a mentor on the Creative Destruction Lab Climate stream to help accelerate innovations supporting the energy transition.


Mary Laschinger

Mary Laschinger is the former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Veritiv Corporation, a Fortune 500 business-to-business distribution solutions company from July 2014 until her retirement in September 2020. Previously, Ms. Laschinger served as Senior Vice President of International Paper Company from 2007 to July 2014, and as President of the xpedx distribution business from January 2010 to July 2014. She also served as President of the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia businesses at International Paper from 2005 until 2010, as well as in other senior management roles in sales, marketing, manufacturing and supply chain throughout the organization. She is an experienced director and brings significant executive leadership experience, including oversight of international manufacturing and distribution businesses. Ms. Laschinger currently serves as the Chair of the Compensation and Talent Management Committee of Kellogg Company and is a member of the Nominating & Governance and Executive Committees. She is also a current Director on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where she Chairs the Audit & Operational Risk Committee. Previously she served as Chair of the Board of Veritiv Corporation.


José Manuel Madero

José Manuel Madero is the Founder and Managing Partner of Bizwp SC, a consulting firm with a strong focus on advising companies in increasing Social/Financial Profitability based out of Mexico City. From 2015 to 2019 he served as Chief Executive Officer at Grupo Bepensa, a Mexican business conglomerate comprised of 40 companies across the industrial, automotive, financial services, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverage sectors and from 2005 to 2015 he held various senior management positions at Monsanto Company. Mr. Madero holds a BS in Mine Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and served in engineering operations and superintendent roles with Grupo Mexico, the largest mining business conglomerate in Mexico and a worldwide copper producer. Mr. Madero is a member of the Board of Constellation Brands, Inc. and serves on their Audit Committee.


René Médori

René Médori has significant financial and commercial expertise from capital intensive businesses, supplying products to the oil refining, steel and mining industries and experience in international finance in the UK, Europe and the US. Mr. Médori currently serves as Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair of Petrofac Ltd., a UK listed company. He also serves on the boards of Cobham plc and Vinci. Prior to his retirement in April 2017, he served as finance director at Anglo American plc since 2005. Previously he served as Finance Director of the BOC Group plc, and as a non-executive director at Anglo Platinum Limited, De Beers, SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc), and AngloGold Ashanti.


Jane Nelson

Jane Nelson is the founding Director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Corporate Responsibility Initiative. Ms. Nelson is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former senior associate of Cambridge University’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership. She serves on ExxonMobil’s External Citizenship Advisory Panel; GE’s Sustainability Advisory Council and previously served on the Independent Advisory Panel, International Council on Mining and Metals Resource Endowment initiative. Ms. Nelson is a former external adviser to World Bank Group on social impacts in mining, oil and gas sector. Ms. Nelson also worked for the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Africa, for FUNDES in Latin America and as a Vice President at Citibank working in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer became President and Chief Executive Officer and joined the Board of Directors of Newmont effective October 1, 2019. He served as President since June 2019 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from November 2018 until June 2019. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2016. Mr. Palmer was elected Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific in February 2015 after serving as Senior Vice President, Indonesia since March 2014. Prior to joining Newmont, he was the Chief Operating Officer, Pilbara Mines at Rio Tinto Iron Ore. Over a 20-year career with Rio Tinto, Mr. Palmer worked in a variety of roles across a number of commodities, including General Manager, Technology for the Bauxite and Alumina business; General Manager, Operations at Hail Creek coal mine; and General Manager, Asset Management at Palabora Mining Company in South Africa. Mr. Palmer brings extensive experience leading teams and delivering production while implementing safety culture programs and improving diversity. He earned a Master of Engineering Science degree and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.


Julio M. Quintana

Julio Quintana formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Corporation, which supplies oilfield drilling technology, services and equipment, and prior to that served as Tesco’s Chief Operating Officer. He served in various executive roles for Schlumberger Technology Corporation, including Vice President of Integrated Project Management, Vice President of Exploitation and Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Quintana spent nearly 20 years in the oil and gas exploration and production business in various operational roles for Unocal Corporation. Mr. Quintana currently serves as the Lead Director of SM Energy Company and as a Director of Basic Energy Services. He is a former director of Tesco Corporation.


Susan N. Story

Susan N. Story served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of American Water Works Company, Inc. (American Water) from May 2014 until April 2020. She joined American Water as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. Prior to joining American Water, Ms. Story served as Executive Vice President of Southern Company, and in other executive positions with subsidiaries of Southern, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company Services from January 2011 to April 2013 and President of Gulf Power Company from April 2003 to December 2010. Ms. Story is an experienced director and brings a deep knowledge in the areas of finance, operations, cost optimization and human resources from her significant executive leadership experience. Ms. Story currently serves as the Lead Independent Director of Raymond James Financial, Inc. serving on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Securities Repurchase Committee and the Securities Offerings Committee and is a current Director on the Board of Dominion Energy where she serves on the Audit Committee and the Finance and Risk Oversight Committee. Previously she served on the Board of American Water Works Inc. from April 2014 to April 2020.