Newmont names new chief safety and sustainability officer

Suzanne Retallack. Image from the Business Wire.

Newmont Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) has announced the promotion of Suzanne Retallack as the company’s Chief Safety and Sustainability Officer.

With more than twenty years of experience building and leading teams across a diverse range of commodities and jurisdictions, Retallack’s promotion to Newmont’s executive Leadership team further integrates the company’s leadership in Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental, Social and Governance performance and practices, Newmont said.

“Suzanne has demonstrated exceptional values-based leadership throughout her career and has led significant improvements in the design and execution of health and safety systems across global operations,” Newmont CEO Tom Palmer said in the statement. “By combining the leadership for our safety and sustainability teams, Suzanne will help advance Newmont’s purpose and values, including creating a workplace free from harassment, assault, bullying and discrimination.”

Retallack joined Newmont in 2019 as Vice President for Health, Safety and Security. Prior to joining Newmont, she held senior roles in Health and Safety, Environment and Security with Rio Tinto. Retallack earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Western Australia, in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Master of Business Administration from Curtin University in Australia.

Peter Toth, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, will transition leadership of Newmont’s sustainability function to Retallack and will continue to lead corporate strategy, corporate development and external relations.

Toth will be appointed Chief Development Officer and also take on responsibility for leading Newmont’s commercial activities, including sales and marketing and supply chain, to support the company’s long-term strategy of sustaining the gold sector’s most robust portfolio of operations, projects and exploration prospects.