Richard Hayes

Chief Executive Officer, The Perth Mint

Richard Hayes BComm, CPA, MBA, ACIS, MAICD

Richard Hayes was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation on 1 July 2015. Prior to accepting this position, he had been Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO since joining the Corporation in March 2003.

Richard was previously the Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Director of AGR Matthey from October 2002 to March 2003 and prior to that he was Director, Finance and Deputy Managing Director of AGR Joint Venture from December 1998 to October 2002. Preceding this role, Richard was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Golden West Refining Corporation Ltd, an ASX-listed company controlled by N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd which, in December 1998, merged with Gold Corporation's refining and jewellery manufacturing business to become the AGR Joint Venture.

Richard emigrated to Australia from Zimbabwe in 1987 and held a number of management roles with Boral Ltd prior to joining Golden West.

Richard was appointed Chairman of the Gold Industry Group in 2015, a body established to unify, strengthen and promote the gold industry. He also actively contributes to the Western Australian community as a Director of disability service organisation Interchange Inc, and is a member of the Board of Governors of Wesley College.