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Oz Minerals CFO to lead G&W Australia

Luke Anderson will be the next chief executive officer of Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA), after he announced his resignation from copper miner Oz Minerals late last week.

Oz Minerals announced Anderson will depart his role as chief financial officer in September.

“This is an excellent, Adelaide-based opportunity for Luke and the role complements his previous experience as chief executive of US industrial minerals company, Unimin Corporation,” Oz Minerals chief executive Andrew Cole said.

Cole congratulated Anderson on the new role, and thanked him for his contribution to the mining company.

GWA has been led by chief operating officer David Brown since December 2016, when U.S.-based parent company G&W partnered with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) on a 51/49 joint ownership of GWA, in order to acquire the Hunter rail business of commodities giant Glencore, for $1.14 billion.

The sale included Glencore’s fleet of rollingstock – 30 locomotives and 894 wagons – along with a 20-year, roughly 40 million tonnes per annum haulage contract from Glencore’s mines to the Port of Newcastle.

Anderson will take over at GWA on October 2.

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