Andrew Harding Commences as Managing Director and CEO
Aurizon’s new Managing Director & CEO Andrew Harding commenced today.
The appointment was announced to the market on 2 September 2016, following a global recruitment search.
Mr Harding succeeds Lance Hockridge who retires from Aurizon later this month after nine years in the CEO role.
Until June this year Mr Harding had worked for more than twenty-four years at Rio Tinto, most recently as Chief Executive Iron Ore. Prior to his most recent role he held various executive management, operating and functional roles both domestically and globally across the Rio Tinto business. (see attached biography)
“Aurizon has achieved good momentum to date with its transformation program. I am confident we can drive performance to the next level, creating further value for shareholders and our customers,” Mr Harding said.
Mr Harding said retiring MD&CEO Lance Hockridge had made an outstanding contribution to the Company, especially in the six years as a publicly listed entity.
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