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SENIOR appointments were announced last week for Coal & Allied, Anglo Coal and Gympie Gold.

Staff Reporter

Kennecott Engery president Gary Goldberg has been appointed managing director of Rio Tinto's Coal & Allied Industries in June 2001 following the resignation of managing director Dr Kim Tronson, who leaves the company in late July.

Eric Ford assumes the role of CEO of Anglo Coal Australia following the resignation of Bob Scharp. Ford is a long-term Anglo American executive with extensive mining experience, including 20 years in coal. Prior to the appointment Ford was executive director Anglo Platinum.

Chief executive of Anglo Coal, Tony Redman, said Scharp has been the driving force in leading Anglo Coal’s Australian business through the transition process following Anglo American’s purchase of Shell’s interests last year.

“I would like to thank Bob for his efforts in making the transition to Anglo the success it is today,” Redman said. “In his almost four years at the helm of these Australian operations he has presided over major changes and delivered a focused and high performing organisation.”

Dr Chris Rawlings, formerly chief executive officer of QCT Resources, has joined the board of Gympie Gold, owner of the Southland longwall mine in NSW. Rawlings brings over 20 years of coal industry experience to the company.

Ken Foots resigned as chief executive of Queensland mining company Ensham Resources, which owns the Ensham and Ebenezer mines. Ensham is majority-owned by Japan's Idemitsu Kosan.

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