In April of 2017, Alex Bates was appointed Regional Senior Vice President of Newmont Australia. Alex joined the company in 2015 in the role of General Manager Newmont Boddington.
Under Alex’s leadership, Newmont has successfully completed the Tanami Power Project, lowering power costs and carbon emissions by 20 percent. Alex is currently leading the implementation of Newmont’s climate targets in the Australia region; and has overseen the safe implementation of the Automated Haulage Systems (AHS) at Newmont Boddington – a gold industry first. He is also responsible for the AUD 1.1B Tanami Expansion 2 project.
Alex has more than 30 years of experience in the resources industry. He has held a variety of senior, international management roles, including in refinery operations, open cut and underground mining, as well as civil and industrial construction.
Alex has a passion for leadership development, with extensive experience building and leading high performing teams to enhance safety, profitability and sustainability. He champions inclusion and diversity as important levers in supporting the next generation of talent. He has been a mentor in Women in Mining (WA) for the last eight years, and is a member of CEOs for Gender Equity and the Champions of Change Coalition.
Alex is a Board member of the Minerals Council of Australia and chairs the Safety and Sustainability Committee. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served as a Director on the Board of the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation.
Alex is originally from Wales, and now lives in Perth with his family. He studied Engineering in Cape Town, moving to Australia in 2004.
Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.
Alex Bates is a Member of the Champions of Change National 2021 Group. Members of this group have a strong industrial manufacturing and transport focus, and work within traditionally male dominated environments. The Group’s goal is to increase the representation of women in leadership positions and in non-traditional roles across their organisations.