Fortescue Metals Group has managed to lure former Australian Mining mine manager of the year Julie Shuttleworth from Barrick Gold.
After 13 years with the gold miner Shuttleworth will head up FMG’s Cloudbreak operation in Western Australia’s Pilbara.
She said while she is sad to be leaving Barrick’s Granny Smith mine, the FMG offer came at the right time, The West Australian reports.
In August Australian Mining reported the Canadian miner secured the sale of three of its Western Australian gold mines, including Granny Smith, Darlot and Lawlers to South Africa’s Gold Fields for $US300 million.
This week Barrick also earmarked its Plutonic mines in WA for divestment, saying it will cut $2 billion from its capex and costs across the organisation.
Shuttleworth said the opportunity to head up a "really big mine" and stay in WA was too good to refuse.
In her general manager role at Barrick, Shuttleworth led a team of about 700 people, making a name for herself across the industry winning numerous accolades and being named one of the top ten influential women in mining.