Michelle Ash leaving Barrick innovation role

BARRICK Gold is restructuring its approach to innovation, decentralising it and sending it to the face, which has meant that chief innovation officer Michelle Ash’s role is no more.

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Michelle Ash is leaving her role as chief innovation officer at Barrick Gold.

Ash told Australia's Mining Monthly on the sidelines of the AusIMM Global Mining Leaders 2018 that Barrick was going through a radical decentralisation process and as a result her role would be going.

She is unsure what her next role will be.

"My job, often, is to do myself out of a job," Ash said with a wry smile.

"We have good processes in place to enable that [decentralised innovation] to be managed.

"We have the culture right. We have the processes right.

"We've got sites to the point where they think about innovation.

 "You want to try and get innovation as close to the operation as possible."

The idea behind that is to speed up the implementation process.

One of the key points at Global Mining Leaders...