Newmont welcomes industry veteran Red Conger to Board of Directors

Press release

June 28, 2024

Newmont Corporation announced the appointment of Harry M. (Red) Conger to its Board of Directors, who will also serve on the Safety and Sustainability Committee. Congers brings more than 46 years of extensive mining and leadership experience to Newmont’s Board of Directors, having recently retired from Teck Resources, where he served as president and chief operating officer.

“We are pleased to welcome Red Conger to Newmont’s Board of Directors. Throughout his distinguished career, he has gained a wealth of unparalleled experience in the mining sector and strategic insights. Red brings significant operational leadership to Newmont’s Board,” said Tom Palmer, Newmont President and CEO.

Prior to Teck, Conger spent more than a decade at Freeport-McMoRan, ending his tenure at the company as president and chief operating officer, Americas. He began his mining career at Kennecott Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine, followed by more than two decades at Phelps Dodge

Corporation, where he oversaw mining and processing across multiple operations in North America and South America. Across his various roles, Conger excelled at creating operational efficiencies and supporting stable production throughout challenging cycles.

In addition to his corporate roles, Conger continues to be an active leader across the broader mining industry, at organizations such as the National Mining Association where he previously served as chairman, and the New Mexico Mining Commission where he previously served as Commissioner. He has been recognized for his leadership and contributions to the mining industry, reflected in a variety of industry awards, including most recently being elected to the National Academy of Engineering.


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