Aurizon appoints new non-executive director

Bastos has over 30 years’ experience in the global mining industry

Aurizon appoints new non-executive director
Marcelo Bastos


Marcelo Bastos will join Aurizon’s board as a non-executive director effective November 15, the company has announced.

Aurizon chairman Tim Poole has welcomed Bastos to the new role.

"I am delighted that Marcelo will be joining the Aurizon Board," Poole says.

"Marcelo has extensive operational and project management experience in the resources sector globally.

"Marcelo has an excellent understanding of our business, our customers and our opportunities and will further diversify the skills and experience of the Aurizon Board."

Bastos has over 30 years’ experience in the global mining industry.

He has extensive experience in major project development, operations, logistics and senior leadership in most of the major sectors of the mining industry including iron ore, gold, copper, nickel, zinc and coal.

For the last six and a half years Bastos served as the COO of MMG Limited with responsibility for the business in four continents and as a member of many of the company boards.

Prior to MMG, he spent seven years with BHP Billiton where he served as president Nickel Americas, president Nickel West (based in Perth), and CEO and president of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (based in Brisbane).

Bastos also had a 19-year career with Vale in a range of senior management and operational positions in Brazil, including GM iron ore, and director of non-ferrous business.

He currently serves as a non-executive director of Iluka Resources Limited and an external director (non-executive independent) of Golder Associates.

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