Stuart is a mining engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in the underground hard-rock mining industry. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of one of Australia’s largest listed gold producers with a market capitalisation of $4 billion and employing 2,000 staff and contractors.
Before joining Northern Star, Stuart was Chief Operating Officer at mining contractor Barminco, and a non-executive director of African Underground Mining Services Ghana. He has worked across the gold, copper, zinc and nickel sectors and held senior operational positions with Oxiana and Newmont.
Mr Tonkin has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) with Honours from the Western Australian School of Mines and a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate.
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