Western Australia gold miner Ora Banda Mining has appointed mining engineer Luke Creagh as chief executive officer, effective immediately, it announced in mid-July. 

Creagh has 20 years of experience working for both contracting and mining companies at projects throughout Australia and overseas. He most recently served as chief operating officer of Northern Star Resources. 

Ora Banda Chairman Peter Mansell said Creagh’s appointment was a major fillip for the company. “We couldn’t be happier that Luke is joining us. He has had considerable experience managing mining operations and is highly qualified to guide Ora Banda through its current operational reset plan.”

“We look forward to working with him for many years to come and are confident that, together, we can extract maximum value from Ora Banda’s highly prospective land package.”

Creagh has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Queensland and holds a Western Australian first class mine manager’s certificate.