Ausenco welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors

We are very pleased to announce the appointments of Renée Hornbaker and Diane Garrett to the Board of Ausenco as non-executive directors.

Brisbane, QLD – November 3, 2020. We are very pleased to announce the appointments of Renée Hornbaker and Diane Garrett to the Board of Ausenco as non-executive directors.

Renée and Diane are internationally experienced and highly-respected directors who bring a wealth of experience and leadership to key areas in the mining and resources sectors. Their appointments to the Board will assist in growing Ausenco’s long-term value globally.

In welcoming Renée and Diane, Ausenco Chairman, George Lloyd, said “We are delighted to have directors of Renée and Diane’s calibre join and strengthen our Board. Their track records and extensive experience in key markets within which we operate will assist us in providing guidance and oversight to the business as we move into a period of increased activity”.

Renee will also serve on the Ausenco Audit and Risk Management Committee.  

Renée Hornbaker

Renée has extensive experience as a Board member and executive of public and private companies, as well as global experience in finance, accounting, strategy, mergers & acquisitions, governance, information technology, risk management and human resources.

Her Board roles include board chair and chairs of audit, finance and compensation committees. Renée’s experience covers manufacturing, chemicals/materials, utilities, technology, business services and retail industries.

Renée currently sits on the Board of Directors of Eastman Chemical Company and Global Advanced Metals. Renee has previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Stream Energy.

Her qualifications include Certified Public Accountant, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow, lean/six sigma greenbelt, and Cybersecurity Board Oversight.

Renée is also a member of the Ausenco Audit & Risk Management Committee.


Diane Garrett

Diane has more than 25 years’ senior executive experience in the resources sector and currently serves as the President and CEO of Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation.

She was formerly President and CEO of Nickel Creek Platinum (NCP), a mining exploration and development company. Prior to joining NCP, she held the position of President and CEO of Romarco Minerals Inc., taking the multi-million-ounce Haile Gold Mine project from discovery to construction. Prior to that, Diane held several senior positions in public mining companies including VP of Corporate Development at Dayton Mining Corporation.  In addition she was the senior mining analyst and portfolio manager at US Global Investors.

Diane currently sits on the Board of Directors of NovaGold Inc. and her current and prior Board roles include Board chair, Governance Committee member and Technical Committee member.

Diane received her Ph.D. in Engineering and her Masters in Mineral Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Ausenco

Ausenco is a global company redefining what’s possible. Our team is based across 26 offices in 14 countries, with projects in over 80 locations worldwide. Combining our deep technical expertise with a 30-year track record, we deliver innovative, value-add consulting studies, project delivery, asset operations and maintenance solutions to the mining & metals, oil & gas and industrial sectors. We find a better way.


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