PepinNini Appoints Chairman – Murray Bailey

1 Jan 2014

Mr Bailey brings extensive experience in the mining industry and in public company leadership to the PepinNini Board. He retired from Yancoal in July this year after nearly three years with the majority Chinese-owned coal major. He had served previously as Chief Operations Officer of New Hope Corporation and Executive General Manager of Wesfarmers Resources Limited.

PepinNini Minerals Acting Chair and Managing Director, Rebecca Holland-Kennedy, welcomed the appointment, saying Mr Bailey would bring depth and experience to Board deliberations at a critical time in the company’s evolution.

“To have secured someone of Murray’s calibre and experience as Board Chair is an endorsement of the potential of our exploration portfolio. Murray is a proven leader whose strategic insight and operational expertise will be valuable as we move to develop our exploration assets. We expect his exposure to the Chinese market and to Chinese stakeholders will assist to strengthen PepinNini’s relationships with our key JV partners,” Ms Holland-Kennedy said.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Bailey said: “I have been impressed by the hard work Rebecca and her team have undertaken to develop the PepinNini portfolio of exploration projects. The portfolio has real potential and I look forward to contributing to taking key projects to the next stage of development, and thereby driving value across the group.”