Re­cruit­ing coup for Pil­bara miner

Pilbara News - - News - Nick Evans

Pil­bara Min­er­als has bol­stered the op­er­at­ing ex­pe­ri­ence on its board, adding Fortes­cue Met­als Group operations direc­tor Nick Cer­notta in a re­cruit­ing coup.

Mr Cer­notta will be re­placed as Fortes­cue’s direc­tor of operations by for­mer Rio Tinto Pil­bara boss Greg Lil­ley­man in Jan­uary.

He is cred­ited with driv­ing the com­plex ben­e­fi­ci­a­tion strat­egy that slashed Fortes­cue’s cash op­er­at­ing costs from $US35 a tonne in 2014, when he joined the iron ore miner, to lev­els closer to $US14/t now.

It is still un­clear whether the for­mer Macma­hon Hold­ings and Bar­rick Gold executive will re­main with Fortes­cue in a new role, but Mr Cer­notta will join the Pil­bara Min­er­als board early next year as a non-executive direc­tor, re­plac­ing Robert Adam­son as a non-executive direc­tor.

Pic­ture: John Koh

Nick Cer­notta

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