Gold Corporation, trading as The Perth Mint, has selected Jason Waters as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will be The Perth Mint’s 15th leader in its 123-year history.
Mr Waters, who has over 30 years of expertise in Western Australia’s energy business, said he was honoured to be given the opportunity to lead this 123-year-old global leader in the precious metals sector.
“The pandemic has shone the light on global demand for trusted gold and silver products, underpinning the importance of a strong organisation like Gold Corporation,” Mr Waters said.
“I look forward to starting in my new role and meeting the Gold Corporation team and all our stakeholders, including the gold miners whose precious metals we safely and securely refine.”
Gold Corporation Chairman Sam Walsh, said Mr Waters “has impressive commercial, strategic and leadership skills that make him well-placed to lead this iconic Western Australian organisation”.
The Perth Mint is a world leader in the gold and silver business, purifying about 83% of Australia’s newly mined gold and providing high-quality precious metals products to consumers all over the world.
“The Perth Mint plays an important role in cementing Western Australia’s position as one of the world’s most important and valued gold provinces, and is a key Government employer. I’m confident Mr Waters will be able to drive further safe and sustainable growth at The Perth Mint,” said Acting Mines and Petroleum Minister Tony Buti in a media release.
“Mr Waters has proven to be a successful CEO, with strong commercial and financial acumen, and extensive experience in government and stakeholder management. On a personal level, he is well-respected in government and industry, and has shown impressive leadership managing large workforces with a positive safety culture.”
Mr Waters will take on his new role as The Perth Mint CEO in April 2022.