TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2003--Barrick Gold Corporation
All amounts in United States dollars
Barrick Gold Corporation today announced that Peter J. Kinver, 48,
has been appointed Executive Vice President, Operations, effective
September 9, 2003, and will considerably strengthen the Company's
operations management team.
"We will benefit from Peter Kinver's leadership abilities and
business acumen. His technical competence and management skills have
been tested and demonstrated over three decades in a variety of roles
and circumstances," said Greg Wilkins, President and Chief Executive
Officer. "I am very pleased that Peter has decided to accept this very
significant opportunity and look forward to working closely with him
in the years ahead."
Mr. Kinver is well qualified to assume his new responsibilities
and take a key leadership role for Barrick, having worked in senior
management positions at major international mining companies during a
27-year career. Most recently, he was Divisional Director, Western
Division for Anglo American Platinum plc in South Africa. In that
position he was in charge of one of the world's largest platinum
operations, with both underground and surface mines. Prior to that Mr.
Kinver was Managing Director, for the West African Operations in Mali
of Randgold & Exploration Company Limited. Earlier in his career, Mr.
Kinver worked for Ashanti Gold, Oman State Mining Company and
Goldfields Limited, in increasingly responsible positions at mining
operations in Ghana, Oman, England, and Namibia.
British-born, Mr. Kinver received a B.Sc. (Engineering) from the
Royal School of Mines, London, in 1976.
Mr. Kinver will initially report to Chief Operating Officer John
Carrington, with responsibility for the performance of Barrick's
portfolio of gold mining operations on four continents. He joins an
operating team focused on working closely with managers to maximize
the value of assets, realize the full potential of employees, and set
and achieve performance targets.
Parnell Appointed Communications/Investor Relations Executive
Barrick also announced the appointment of Lawrence J. Parnell as
Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations. In this
new position, Mr. Parnell will provide strategic leadership to
Barrick's global communications programs for investors, the media and
"This appointment reflects the Company's international scope and
renewed emphasis on an integrated approach to communications," said
Mr. Parnell was most recently Director of Global Public Relations
for Ernst & Young, LLP in New York.
Barrick is one of the world's leading gold producers traded under
the ticker symbol ABX on the Toronto, New York, London and Swiss Stock
exchanges and the Paris Bourse.
CONTACT: Barrick Gold Corporation Vincent Borg, 416-307-7477
SOURCE: Barrick Gold Corporation