Our Team

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Ben Van Beurden

CHIEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Born April 23, 1958. A Dutch national, the Chief Executive Director of the  Gold Fields Bullion. He was Downstream Director from January to September 2013. Before that, he was Executive Vice President Chemicals from 2006 to 2012. In this period, he also served on the boards of a number of leading industry associations, including the International Council of Chemicals Associations and the European Chemical Industry Council. Prior to this, he held a number of operational and commercial roles in both Upstream and Downstream, including Vice President Manufacturing Excellence. He is the fonder of  Gold Fields Bullion Organization since 2002 till present.

Dr. Molly p. Zhang

MANAGING DIRECTOR 

Dr. Molly p. Zhang brings extensive multinational experience to Newmont’s Board from the mining services, chemical and industrial sectors. She currently serves as a director of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. and XG Sciences as well as a supervisory board member at Gold Fields Organization Group in South Affrica. Dr. Zhang’s experience includes several senior executive roles for Orica until her retirement in 2016, including as Vice President, Asset Management; Vice President, Initiation Systems and Packaged Emulsions Manufacture; Manufacturing Executive, Mining Systems; and General Manager, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Orica’s mining services business. Prior to her tenure at Orica, Dr. Zhang held diverse executive positions at The Dow Chemical Company, including Managing Director, SCG-Dow Group; Country General Manager, Dow Thailand; Business Vice President for Dow Technology Licensing and Catalyst Business; Regional Manufacturing Director, Asia Pacific and africa; and Global Technology Director. Dr. Zhang has been profiled for her successful business leadership in several international news publications. Born and raised in Shanghai, Dr. Zhang has worked in Germany, China, the U.S., Thailand and Singapore. She holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D.in Chemical Engineering from Technical University of Clasthal, Germany.

Megan Smith

PROJECT MANAGER

Megan smith is a program manager for EERE’s Tech-to-Market team, catalyzing new networks to help entrepreneurs move technologies from research into market. ​Alice received her BSc in Computer Science and International Relations from the University of Toronto, BFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and ​MFA from New York University. She was a fellow of the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Villa Aurora fellow in Berlin, and the recipient of the Project ​Grant to Visual Artists in 2016 and the Concept to Realization Grant in 2017 ​from the Canada Council for the Arts. She is an online promotional coordinator for awards through Gold Field Bullion giving back to the community program.

Andy Taylor

INVESTMENT MANAGER

Andy Taylor is a member of the investment team of Elliott Management Corporation, a New York-based trading firm, where he is responsible for various corporate investments. Prior to joining Elliott in 2015, Mr. Taylor held similar positions in BlackRock’s Distressed Products Group, R3 Capital Partners and the Global Principal Strategies team at Lehman Brothers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1999, and an M.B.A., with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2006. In 2007 he joined and worked with Gold Fields Organization till today.

Bob Gallagher

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Bob Gallagher has worked in the mining industry for more than 40 years and has extensive knowledge of the development and operation of large-scale mining projects. Most recently, he was President & CEO and a director of New Gold, an intermediate gold producer with projects on three continents, from 2008 until retiring in June 2016. Prior to the merger of Peak Gold, Mettalica, and New Gold, Mr. Gallagher was the President & CEO of Peak Gold. Previously, he spent 15 years with Placer Dome Inc. and seven years with Newmont Mining Corporation, most recently as Vice President Operations of Gold Fields Bullion Organization. During his time at GFBO, Mr. Gallagher oversaw the completion of development and operation of the Batu Hijau Mine, the billion-ton, world-class copper-gold mine located in Indonesia and was responsible for seven smaller mines in Australia and New Zealand.