Movements amid the mining and resource sector this month include the appointment of BHP Billiton executive Matt Mullins as Subject Matter Expert and Advisor for Resource Governance International (RGI).

Mr Mullins has more than 30 years of experience in the minerals industry and was most recently Project Lead Productivity at BHP Billiton. Mr Mullins joined BHP Billiton in 1999 as Manager of Resource Evaluation in South Africa, specialising in independent reviews of major capital projects. He was then promoted to Global Manager Mineral Resources before moving into leading the Mineral Resource Development Department of BHP Billiton.

Other movements in the mining services sector include CSA Global appointing principal mining engineer Karl van Olden to manager of its mining division.

BGC Contracting has appointed Barry Bloch as executive general manager, project support services.

LogiCamms non-executive director Steve Banning has been appointed managing director.

Dermot Costello has been appointed WA manager of the Clean Energy Council.

Perth-based Brian Kelly has been appointed as senior regional executive Australia and Asia for global engineering group SNC-Lavalin.

Founder of resources-focused Platform Communications Kirsty Danby has joined the board of SolarisCare.

Meanwhile Sundance Resources’ former manager of investor relations Jill Thomas has joined Platform Communications as the firm’s Investor Relations Specialist.

Following the resignation of executive director, Anthony Ryder, Resource Equipment has made Walter Naymola executive chairman and chief executive officer.

Andrew Aitken has commenced a short term role as executive director, commercial and strategy.

Former Mutiny Gold chairman Allan Brown joining the Doray Minerals board as a non-executive director.

John Welborn, managing director of Equatorial Resources, has been appointed non-executive director of Resolute Mining.

Newera Resources has appointed Will Dix as chief executive.

Redstone Resources has appointed Wrixon Gasteen as interim managing director.

Anatolia Energy has appointed Paul Cronin as chief executive.

Peak Resources has appointed Gavin Beer as general manager, metallurgy.

Rachel Rees is now chief financial officer and company secretary of Empire Oil and Gas.

Peter Ruxton has joined Regal Resources as non-executive director.

Ian Wells has become Fortescue Metals company secretary while Mark Thomas has been appointed head of infrastructure services.

Norseman Gold has appointed John Watkins as general manager of Central Norseman Gold Corp.

Base Resources has appointed Keith Spence as an independent non-executive director.