Mr Mackay-Coghill, who has spent his entire career in the gold industry, is the Chairman of Gold Corporation, operator of Australia’s largest vertically integrated precious metals enterprise, The Perth Mint.
Commencing his career in South Africa, where he was responsible for introducing the Krugerrand, Mr Mackay-Coghill moved to Western Australia in 1986 to oversee Australia’s successful entry into world bullion coin markets. Under his leadership as Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation, a position he held for 17 years, The Perth Mint developed an acclaimed reputation for the quality of its gold, silver and platinum bullion coins.
Mr Richard Hayes, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation in 2015 said, “Don has been an inspiration in our industry. His role in establishing Australia as one of the world’s major refiners and suppliers of value-added bullion cannot be underestimated.
“Don is thoroughly deserving of this impressive accolade. On behalf of The Perth Mint and his many industry friends and colleagues, I would like to offer him hearty congratulations on his exceptional achievements.”