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PROF IAN PLIMER RECEIVES HALL OF FAME AWARD AT PRECIOUS METALS INVESTMENT SYMPOSIUM

  • Hall of Fame Award winner – Hancock Prospecting Director Prof Ian Plimer
  • ‘Maggie’ Bullion Award winner – G4S International Logistics MD Julian Haskard
  • Gavin Thomas Mining Award winner -Former Gold Road Resources MD & CEO Ian Murray
Hancock Prospecting Director and highly-regarded icon of the minerals and mining sector, Professor Ian Plimer, is this year’s recipient of the Hall of Fame award at the 7th annual Precious Metal Investment Symposium gala dinner held in Perth on 4th October.
In honour of his award, Hancock Prospecting chairman and mining magnate Gina Rinehart wrote a letter congratulating Prof Plimer and also providing an insight into his considerable achievements in the mining industry.

To access a copy of this letter, please click here.

The gala dinner – which was attended by the who’s-who of Australia’s gold sector – also saw G4S International Logistics (G4Si) Managing Director Julian Haskard receive the ‘Maggie’ Bullion Award.

Mr Haskard has spent the last sixteen years overseeing G4Si’s growth in the Asia Pacific region, focused on insured secure logistics for very high value goods. These include precious metals from mine to market, high volume bank notes, diamonds, jewellery and fine art and other high value and high-risk goods.

Since January 2017, after promotion to Managing Director of G4Si’s global businesses, Mr Haskard has been focused on the growth of G4Si’s market share of responsibly sourced and compliant high value goods with services covering 6 continents and over 140 countries.

This year, the Gavin Thomas award – named after the long-time Kingsgate Consolidated managing director and chief executive officer Gavin Thomas who sadly passed away in 2014 – was awarded to Gold Road Resources Executive Director Ian Murray.

During his 10-year reign as MD and CEO, Mr Murray led the company from a sub-$10 million gold hopeful to a $600 million S&P/ASX300 index member.

About the award recipients :

Ian Plimer – Professor Ian Plimer is Emeritus Professor at The University of Melbourne where he was Professor and Head. He was Professor of Geology (University of Newcastle 1985-1991) and Professor of Mining Geology (University of Adelaide 2005-2012). He has published more than 130 scientific works and is author of eight books for the general public, four of which were best sellers. He serves on the Boards of listed public companies (Ivanhoe Australia Ltd, Niuminco Group Ltd, Kefi Minerals Ltd) and unlisted companies (such as Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd and TNT Mines Ltd).

Julian Haskard – Julian’s background stems from serving 14 years in the British military. Since leaving the military, he has enjoyed a 20-year career in private sector security. Julian was recently promoted to Managing Director of G4S International Logistics global business. G4Si offer an end-to-end, highly secure logistics service in over 130 countries. They transport high-value goods such as gold bullion, diamonds, fine art and bank notes.

Ian Murray – Mr Murray is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ corporate experience working for publicly listed resources companies. Between 1997 and 2005 he held positions including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer with DRDGOLD Ltd where he oversaw major acquisitions, restructuring and stock exchange listings. Mr Murray joined the Gold Road Resources Board on 15 October 2007 and has served as the MD and CEO. Mr Murray remains on the Gold Road board in the role of executive director.