Newfield Resources Ltd bolsters board technical skills with appointment of new director


Mining engineer Alistair McQueen Croll, who has over 35 years of experience in the industry, has been appointed as a non-executive director.

Newfield Resources Ltd (ASX:NWF) has strengthened the technical and operational skills of its board by appointing highly experienced mining engineer Alistair McQueen Croll as a non-executive director.

The new director has over 35 years of industry experience and worked for De Beers and Anglo American in Southern Africa for over 20 years before moving to Australia in 2005.

He then held senior operations positions for Consolidated Minerals Australia, St Barbara Limited and Mawson West Limited, then listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Diamond know-how

Appropriately for NWF, he was also CEO of Kimberley Diamond Company, part of London-listed Gem Diamonds Ltd, and Blina Minerals, then ASX-listed.

Newfield Chief Executive Karl Smithson said: “The Directors are delighted to welcome Alistair to the Board.

“Alistair brings operational, technical, general and project management experience to Newfield.”

He has worked in a number of commodities including diamonds, gold, platinum, manganese, chrome, nickel and copper in Sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, Papua New Guinea and in the Solomon Islands.

Wealth of experience

Over the past five years he has acted as a consultant for a number of mid-tier mining companies and also led safety leadership coaching for a large construction company.

Smithson added, “His extensive experience in the underground and surface environments of various commodities, coupled with a strategic view of operations and mining, will be of great help to the company’s growth as we go forward. that we are advancing the Tongo diamond mine into production.


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