St Barbra announces new chief executive, starting next month


CRAIG Jetson will be the new managing director and chief executive for St Barbara Ltd, starting next month.
St Barbara is the operator of Simberi gold mine in New Ireland.
Jetson would be taking over from Bob Vassie, who had served in the role for five-and-a-half years.
Chairman Tim Netscher, in a recent announcement, said Vassie advised the board that he would like to retire to spend more time with his family in Brisbane and to pursue a non‐executive career.
“Jetson is a highly experienced career mining executive, having most recently served as executive general manager for Cadia, Lihir and global technical services at Newcrest Mining Ltd,” Netscher said.
“Previously, he was GM (general manager) for Lihir and prior to that held long‐term senior operating roles at Nyrstar and Zinifex in Australia, the USA, Canada and Europe.
“Jetson’s experience in successfully leading challenging businesses in complex operating environments, together with his deep technical knowledge, is directly relevant to St Barbara and the board is confident that he is the right person to lead St Barbara through its next phase.”
Jetson will start his role on Feb 3.
Vassie will remain to support Jetson with the handover expected to be complete by the end of March.