CFO Appointments - Page 9

Palladium One Appoints a Chairman of the Board, a Chief Financial Officer, and an ESG Committee


Qinthara Fasya | 11 October 2021

Palladium One Mining Inc.

Mr. Lawrence Roulston has been named Non-Executive Chairman of Palladium One Mining Inc., and Ms. Sara Hills has been named Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. In addition, the Company is pleased to announce the formation of a new board of directors ESG committee. Ms. Giovanna Bee Moscoso, an Independent Director of the Company, will chair the ESG Committee.

“We are delighted to have Mr. Roulston, Ms. Moscoso and Ms. Hills take on their new responsibilities and look forward to gaining from their extensive experiences,” said Derrick Weyrauch President and CEO of Palladium One. “We wish to thank Mr. Robert Scott and Mr. Jeff Dare for their, respective, past services as CFO and Corporate Secretary of the Company and we wish them much success in their future endeavors.”

About Lawrence Roulston

Lawrence Roulston is a mining professional with over 35 years of diverse hands-on experience. He heads WestBay Capital Advisors, providing business advisory and capital markets expertise to the junior and mid-tier sectors of the mining industry. From 2014 to 2016, he was President of Quintana Resources Capital, which provided resource advisory services for US private investors. Before Quintana, he was a mining analyst and consultant, as well as the editor of “Resource Opportunities”, an independent investment publication focused on the mining industry. Prior to this, Lawrence was an analyst or executive with various companies in the resources industry, both majors and juniors. He has graduate-level training in business and holds a B.Sc. in geology and is presently a director of Metalla Royalty and Streaming Ltd, Mountain Boy Minerals Ltd, Thunderstruck Resources Ltd and Enduro Metals Corp.

About Giovanna Bee Moscoso

Ms. Bee Moscoso is an experienced mining executive with over 28 years of experience, including progressive responsibilities over 25 years at Barrick Gold Corporation, where previously she was a partner, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. At Barrick she co-designed and co-led the implementation of the Global Ethics and Compliance Program of Barrick Gold.

Giovanna has managed legal, regulatory, permitting and contractual matters for various mines in the Americas during exploration, development, operations and mine closures, and held responsibilities for coordinating government and public relations, and developing social outreach programs to foster positive relations with stakeholders, including long-term agreements with indigenous communities and private landowners. Her background also includes providing legal and governance oversight to major mining operations in the Americas and Africa.

About Sara Hills

Ms. Hills is a CPA, CA with over 16 years experience in accounting and finance and has achieved increasingly senior roles in public mining companies including with KGHM International and Teck Resources. At KGHM International she led the accounting and financial reporting functions for Quadra Mining and Quadra FNX as well as the international reporting for KGHM International. At Teck Resources she worked closely with the exploration group, leading their accounting, reporting and budgeting functions. She started her career in public practice at BDO and KPMG and holds a BBA.

About Palladium One

Palladium One Mining Inc. is an exploration company targeting district scale, platinum-group-element (PGE)-copper nickel deposits in Finland and Canada. Its flagship project is the Läntinen Koillismaa or LK Project, a palladium dominant platinum group element-copper-nickel project in north-central Finland, ranked by the Fraser Institute as one of the world’s top countries for mineral exploration and development. Exploration at LK is focused on targeting disseminated sulfides along 38 kilometers of favorable basal contact and building on an established NI 43-101 open pit Mineral Resource.

Source: Yahoo Finance

Maybank appoints Khalijah Ismail as group CFO


Tan Chloe Choe from The Edge Markets | 7 October 2021

Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) announced Thursday the appointment of Khalijah Ismail as its group chief financial officer (GCFO), which will take effect the next day (Oct 1).

Khalijah has been the group’s acting GCFO since June 29, following the resignation of Datuk Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir, who has been appointed Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s managing director.

“She has had extensive experience in Maybank having served in various lead roles within the group, including treasury operations, corporate and investment banking and international operations, as well as managing group-wide transformation programmes for the bank,” said Maybank in a statement.

According to Maybank, Khalijah obtained her professional qualification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, in 1989, following which she served in Ernst & Young and then Datapower Sdn Bhd, before joining Maybank in 1991.

Prior to her appointment as the GCFO, Khalijah held the group financial controller position from January 2014, and reported directly to the then GCFO.

“Khalijah’s appointment demonstrates Maybank’s strong internal succession pipeline. It also bodes well with our commitment to diversity and equity,” said Maybank group president and chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Farid Alias.

“With over 30 years of business and finance experience and proven ability in managing several group finance functions, Khalijah will complement and strengthen further our group EXCO and senior management team towards realising our M25 [Maybank five-year strategy plan] aspiration and reinforcing our regional financial services ambitions. We look forward to her continued contribution to the group in a greater and expanded capacity,” he added.

Maybank shares slipped 0.62% or five sen to settle at RM8.05 on Thursday, with some 12.92 million shares done. It has a market capitalisation of RM94.13 billion.

Read the full article here.

Coda Minerals appoints Kudzai Mtsambiwa as new CFO


DigitalCFO Newsroom | 24 September 2021

Australia-based mineral explorer Coda Minerals Limited (ASX:COD) has a strong track record of project development and exploration. To achieve its objective of building a profitable exploration and mining business, Coda keeps strengthening its world-class leadership team.

The latest in the series is the appointment of Mr Kudzai Mtsambiwa to the executive team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

A snapshot of Mr Mtsambiwa’s career

Mr Mtsambiwa has experience of over 14 years in the international resources industry. Prior to joining Coda, Mr Mtsambiwa was associated with an ASX-listed West Africa-focused gold player Perseus Mining (ASX:PRU). At Perseus, he held the role of a Group Planning & Business Analyst. As a seasoned chartered accountant, Mr Mtsambiwa also served as Group Financial Controller for seven years.

His stint at Perseus gained him extensive commercial and financial experience. He joined Perseus as a Group accountant back in 2010. He witnessed the growth story of Perseus and had seen various stages of growth and development of the Company.

In academics, Mr Mtsambiwa has done a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from Curtin University. He also holds an Honours degree from the University of Western Australia.

Management commentary

Reacting to the appointment, Mr Keith Jones, Chairman of Coda Minerals, welcomed the new member to the growing Coda’s leadership team. He said Mr Mtsambiwa would bring significant financial and operational experience to the Board. The valuable knowledge and expertise that he gained at one of the leading gold producers on the ASX will help in taking the Company to the next level of development.

Read the full article here.

Terragen Holdings appoints Miles Brennan as Chief Financial Officer


DigitalCFO Newsroom | 22 September 2021

Terragen develops and markets probiotics for agricultural applications

Terragen Holdings Limited (ASX:TGH) 26 July 2021 – Australian agriculture company Terragen Holdings
Limited (“Terragen”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Miles Brennan as Chief Financial Officer
and Company Secretary.

Miles Brennan has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Terragen
Holdings Limited.

Miles Brennan was most recently Financial Controller of the Seafood Division of Simplot Australia and
spent eight years with Fosters Group and then Treasury Wine Estates, where he rose to become
Financial Controller APAC.

Miles will commence in the role on 30 August 2021. Miles replaces Kara King who will remain with Terragen until the end of August 2021.

About Terragen Holdings Limited
Terragen develops and markets probiotics for agricultural applications. Each product uses a unique
combination of naturally occurring live microbe strains selected to help boost the productivity, welfare
and resilience of farm production animals and address soil health. Terragen’s aim is to increase farm
productivity through the use of these products, whilst providing improved environmental sustainability
that will be attractive to consumers.
Terragen has two products on the market in Australia and New Zealand: a microbial feed supplement,
Mylo®, for animals, and a soil conditioner called Great Land Plus®.

Lim Joo Lee appointed as new CFO of AIMS APAC REIT


He was formerly the manager of MNACT

Qinthara Fasya | 22 September 2021

Photo from Shenton Wire

AIMS APAC REIT said Friday that Lim Joo Lee would be named chief financial officer of the REIT’s management, since incumbent CFO Stella Yeak has resigned.

Lim, 42, formerly worked as a senior financial manager for Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust’s management and KPMG LLP in Singapore and the United Kingdom, according to the REIT’s SGX filing. According to the REIT, she has experience in capital management, financial accounting and reporting, and assuring compliance.

Stella Yeak has tendered her resignation and will stand down as head of finance on October 31 and as corporate secretary on October 23, according to the REIT. According to the petition, Yeak, 46, is pursuing other interests.

On Wednesday, the REIT also announced the appointment of Russell Ng Keh Yang as CEO-designate, after the departure of existing CEO and Executive Director Koh Wee Lih to pursue other professional interests.

According to the filing, Ng, 40, will take over as CEO on November 29th, subject to regulatory clearances.

Source: Shenton Wire


DigitalCFO Newsroom | 16 September 2021

Rachel Foster, CFO for DHL New Zealand
  • Rachel Foster has been with DHL since 2016
  • DHL Supply Chain New Zealand is investing in sites

Rachel Foster took over the position of CFO in August 2021 and succeeds Chris Mellsop who has retired after 24 years with DPDHL. Chris has held a number of Finance roles across the group in Asia Pacific and America and has been CFO in New Zealand since 2018.

Matt Casbolt, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain New Zealand said “I would like to thank Chris for his commitment, leadership and outstanding contribution to the success of our business over the last 24 years. We wish him all the very best for his retirement. I’m delighted that Rachel has joined the senior management team. Rachel has proven herself to be a key figure within the business with her knowledge of the business and her respected leadership. We are confident that she will help our business grow to the next level.”

Rachel has been the Commercial Manager for 5 years and prior to joining DHL Rachel held accounting roles at Accent Group, GE Capital and Southern Cross Hospitals. With 15 years’ experience in Finance Rachel is looking forward to this new challenge.

“I am optimistic about our growth, particularly in the consumer and life sciences and healthcare sectors where we have recently invested in sites and infrastructure” says Rachel. “It’s an exciting time for the business, we have a real focus on data science and digitalization. I’m looking forward to working with the team to build on what has already been achieved here in New Zealand.” 

EDB Appoints Christian G. Kasper as Chief Financial Officer


DigitalCFO Newsroom | 13 September 2021

Christian G. Kasper

Seasoned finance and operations leader to help propel company through next stage of growth

EDB, the leading contributor to PostgreSQL®, announced that Christian G. Kasper has joined the company as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Kasper joins EDB during a period of record revenue growth and will leverage his broad management experience to further solidify EDB’s global leadership of the PostgreSQL open source database market.

Kasper has been an integral part of rapidly scaling several enterprise software companies and is adept at understanding how to navigate complex financial environments. Most recently, he was chief financial officer for Reflexis Systems, Inc., a SaaS software business that realized a successful exit after years of exceptional growth. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer and chief financial officer for iboss, Inc., a cloud-based cybersecurity firm. Chris also served as both chief executive officer and chief financial officer for Harvest Power, Inc., an organics management company named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of, a SaaS software company based in Boston.

“EDB has experienced extraordinary growth over the past three years, with a compound annual growth rate of over 40 percent,” said EDB president and CEO, Ed Boyajian. “This is a reflection on EDB’s ability to execute, combined with the massive expansion in enterprise, developer, and cloud adoption in the Postgres market. Chris is here to help take the company through our next stage of growth.”

“I’m extremely excited to be joining Ed and the leadership team as we steer EDB through this crucial point in its growth trajectory,” said Kasper. “EDB has an impressive track record, a strong strategic vision, and robust execution that will drive the company to an even greater level of success.”

Bringing on additional leadership talent is another step in the company’s ongoing success story. Earlier this year, EDB named Sean Dolan as chief revenue officer to focus on scaling the company to meet increasing market demand for PostgreSQL. The company also promoted Leslie O’Neil to senior vice president of human resources to manage the company’s rapidly expanding global workforce. Simon Riggs, formerly CEO of 2ndQuadrant, joined the executive management team as the first EDB Fellow following EDB’s acquisition of 2ndQuadrant last year.

The company also recently announced a preview of EDB Cloud, the only fully managed cloud database service with industry-leading Oracle database compatibility and world-class Postgres expertise. It offers all the enterprise enhancements enterprises need to reliably run PostgreSQL at scale. EDB cloud is now available on Microsoft Azure. Sign up for the preview here.

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About EDB

PostgreSQL is increasingly the database of choice for organizations looking to boost innovation and accelerate business. EDB’s enterprise-class software extends PostgreSQL, helping our customers get the most out of it both on premises and in the cloud. And our 24×7 global support, professional services, and training help our customers control risk, manage costs, and scale efficiently. With 16 offices worldwide, EDB serves over 5,000 customers, including leading financial services, government, media and communications, and information technology organizations. To learn about PostgreSQL for people, teams, and enterprises, visit

Australian Tech Start-up FiberSense appoints Trent Carmichael as new CFO

By: DigitalCFO Newsroom | 13 Sep 2021, Monday

Trent Carmichael

Chief Financial Officer, FiberSense

Australian tech start-up FiberSense today announce the arrival of their new Chief Financial Officer, Trent Carmichael. Trent joined FiberSense from Queensland government investment firm QIC, where he worked for more than ten years, most recently as a Partner leading their global infrastructure team in the transportation space. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Trent possesses senior investment and board level experience in transport and other critical infrastructure assets (in the road, rail, aviation, maritime, parking & mobility, defence and utility sectors) working across Australia, New Zealand, North America and UK/Europe.

Trent says “FiberSense is delivering a completely new digital platform for digitising movement and events in cities over wide area grids in real time, built on ground-breaking vibration detection and ranging technology and i am excited to join the team”.

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