Our leaders

At Northparkes, inspirational leadership matters. Our highly experienced leadership team is committed to Zero Harm Operations and achieving our vision of ‘A century of mining together’.

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Jianjun Tian
Managing Director

Jianjun was appointed to the role of Managing Director at CMOC Northparkes Mines in February 2022. Jianjun joined Northparkes in 2020 as the Deputy Managing Director. He joined the team from CMOC Head Quarters in China where his role was the Group Director, Technical, Operation and Capital Projects as well as the Managing Director of the CMOC Global Technical Services (USA). He has over 38 years of experience in the mining industry working in China, South Africa, and Australia for companies including CITIC SMCC Process Technology, BHP and Gold Fields of South Africa.

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Rob Cunningham
Manager – Operations

Rob has worked at Northparkes for over 25 years. Before being appointed Manager Mining Operations in 2015, his previous roles included Manager Health, Safety, Environment, and Farms, Manager Tunnel Boring and Special Projects, Surface Mining manager, Surface Open Cut Mining Production superintendent and Underground Production superintendent. Rob completed a Diploma of Mining Engineering in 2006, a Below Ground Production Managers Certificate in 2007 and an Above Ground Production Managers Certificate in 2008.

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Stacey Kelly
Manager – People, Safety and Environment

Stacey joined the Northparkes team in 2012 as the Training Superintendent and joined the Northparkes leadership team in 2014. Coming from a background in education she has a passion for training and development. Stacey has a Masters of Education from the University of Canberra and holds several other graduate and postgraduate qualifications. Stacey recently spent six months with CMOC International working on their acquisitions in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is also the Chair of the Northparkes Wiradjuri Executive Committee.

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Guomian Duan
Manager Supply Chain

Guomian commenced at Northparkes in 2021 as Senior Supply Chain Manager appointed by Head Office within the Financial Management Team.  Guomian has worked in many different roles across the CMOC group including Manager Sales Company of CMOC China, Director of Bidding and Purchasing Department of CMOC China, Director Supply Chain Department of CMOC HQ, and more recently appointed Supply Chain Manager at CMOC-Northparkes.

Guomian has over 35 years’ experience in the manufacturing and mining sectors working across different commodities of iron and steel and copper concentrate. Guomian holds a bachelor’s degree in Iron, Steel Metallurgy Engineering, Master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

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Kirk McGinnes
Manager – Asset Management

Kirk joined Northparkes in 2000 as an Underground Production Technician. Since then, he has held a number of roles across site including Underground Mechanical Coordinator, Site Shutdown Coordinator and most recently Mobile Equipment Maintenance Superintendent. Kirk has a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked in the mining industry for almost 20 years. He specialises in project management, strategic planning and problem solving.

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Mitch Garside
Manager Ore Processing 

Mitch commenced at Northparkes in 2016 as the Operational Technical Engineer within the IT Team.  During his time, he has worked in many different roles across the business including Process Control Engineer, Senior Process Control Engineer, Senior Plant Metallurgist, Ore Processing Technical Superintendent and more recently he has been appointed the position of Ore Processing Manager.

Mitch has been in the mining industry since 2011 starting as a Graduate with BHP where he worked in a number of roles including Smelter Metallurgist for 4 years specialising in production planning, analysis & Improvement and process control, he holds a Double Major in Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering and is passionate about the development of People & Culture, and the integration of data and technology in processing.

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Cameron Schubert
Life of Mine Manager

Cameron started at Northparkes in October 2021, with over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry, including technical and operational experiences in underground and open pit hard rock mining. Since 2002, Cameron has held senior management positions across technical services and operations. He has worked for a diverse range of businesses including Glencore, BHP, Kanmantoo Copper and Citic Pacific. He holds formal qualifications in geology, engineering, mining geomechanics hydrogeology and a Masters of Business Administration.

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