Barrick announces North America leadership changes
Barrick Gold Corporation (“Barrick” or the “Company”) today announced management changes within the Company’s North America region.
Michael Brown, currently President, Barrick U.S.A., will be retiring from the Company on December 31, 2018. Mr. Brown has been with Barrick since 1994, and has played a key role in the growth and development of the Company’s U.S. operations over two-and-a-half decades.
Catherine Raw, currently Chief Financial Officer at Barrick, will take over responsibility for the Company’s U.S. operations on January 1, 2019, in the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer for North America.
“Michael has worked tirelessly to connect Nevada’s mining industry with government, communities, and organizations across the state, always with an emphasis on building mutually-beneficial, long-term partnerships,” said Barrick Executive Chairman John L. Thornton. “We thank Michael for his substantial contributions, and wish him success in his future endeavors.”
“It has been my honor to represent this great Company since 1994, and to lead the industry on so many issues over the years,” said Mr. Brown. “Together with our employees and stakeholders, we have accomplished great things for the Company, as well as for the state of Nevada. I look forward to supporting a smooth transition as Catherine takes on her new position. I will think about act three of my life when that is completed.”
Mr. Brown joined Barrick as Vice President of Government Affairs in 1994. He became President of Barrick U.S.A. in 2015. He was responsible for establishing Barrick’s presence in southern Nevada with the opening of the Barrick Global Shared Services Center in Henderson in 2015. Mr. Brown was the recipient of Nevada’s Education Hero Award in 2017, the Señores of Distinction in 2016, and the Civitas Laurel in 2015.