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David Smith appointed to the board of Macmahon Holdings Limited

Staff writer | Cannington, WA, Australia | April 1, 2010
David SmithApril 1, 2010, Cannington, WA, Australia - Macmahon Holdings Limited, a construction and contract mining company, announced that David Smith has been appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director, effective today.
Dr. Smith has over 30 years of technical, operational and senior management experience within the Rio Tinto organisation. He was until recently the President of Rio Tinto Atlantic covering the Simondou Project in Guinea, West Africa.

Prior to his appointment to Rio Tinto's iron ore operations in 2001, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Rössing Uranium Limited in Namibia. Dr. Smith has served as President of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (2005 to 2008) and as Chairman of the Board of the National Skills Shortages Strategy working group (2006).

Dr. Smith is a qualified metallurgist and his formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in Metallurgy from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Dr. Smith is currently a Non-executive Director of Bannerman Resources Limited and Atlas Iron Limited (appointed November 2009).