Former head of health & safety joins RED 5 board

October 22, 2020 Mining Editor

A former Head of Health, Environment, Safety & Security has joined the board of Australian Gold producer Red 5 (ASX:RED).

Ms Andrea Sutton, who has 25 years of executive and operational leadership experience with Rio Tinto and Energy Resources of Australia has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the RED 5 board. The appointment commences after the November 20 AGM.

Ms Sutton is a current Board Member of Infrastructure Western Australia, ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) and NAWO (National Association of Women in Operations).


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She formerly served in key roles such as former Chief Executive and Managing Director at ERA from 2013–17.

Andrea Sutton
Andrea Sutton joins Red 5 Board

She was formerly General Manager of Operations – Bengalla and General Manager of Infrastructure with Rio Tinto. Rio Tintosold its 40 per cent interest in the Bengalla coal Joint Venture to New Hope Corporation Limited for US$616.7 million in 2016.

Red 5 owns and operates the Darlot Gold Mine located approximately 900 kilometres north-east of Perth in the Leonora-Leinster mineral province of Western Australia and the nearby King of the Hills (KOTH) Gold Project. Ore from Darlot is processed at the 0.83Mtpa Carbon- in-Pulp (CIP) and Carbon-in-Leach (CIL) gold processing plant located on-site, which is currently operating at a throughput rate of 1.0Mtpa.

Ms Sutton is a Qualified Chemical Engineer and will no doubt bring a depth of experience in health & safety to the RED5 team.

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