Peter William Tomsett

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Placer Dome, Inc.

Peter William Tomsett

Peter William Tomsett

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Placer Dome, Inc.

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Placer Dome, Inc.

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Peter William Tomsett
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Placer Dome, Inc.
Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is an Australian public university. Established in 1949, it is ranked among the top 60 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings. It has more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries. The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other campuses are the College of Fine Arts in Paddington, UNSW@ADFA, the University College at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, and sub-campuses at Randwick and Coogee in Sydney, as well as research stations around NSW. UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities, and of the international network Universitas 21. UNSW graduates hold more chief executive positions of ASX 200 listed companies than those of any other university in Australia.

Imperial College London (officially The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London, England, specialising in science, engineering, medicine and business. A former constituent college of the federal University of London, it became fully independent on 9 July 2007, as part of the celebrations of its centenary.


The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum is a Canadian private company located in Westmount, QC. The firm operates as a non-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals and materials market. An excerpt from the company's website reads as follows: The Metallurgy & Materials Society (MetSoc) of CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum) serves members, society and others involved in the research, development and application science and technology for environmentally responsible extraction, fabrication, utilization and recycling of metals and materials.


The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is a not-for-profit membership organisation for directors. The AICD is a founding member of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI).

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Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1986 - 2006

Placer Dome, Inc. owns & explores gold mines. It produces copper, silver as a byproduct of its gold mining. It has interests in different mines in Australia, the Americas, Papua New Guinea, South Africa and Tanzania. Placer Dome was formed in 1987 and is located in Vancouver, Canada.

Executive Vice President

Placer Dome Asia Pacific Ltd. produces and explores gold. The company provides its services in Asian countries, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. Placer Dome Asia Pacific is headquartered in Milton, Australia.

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Independent Non-Executive Director
2017 - Current

OZ Minerals Ltd. engages in the mining of copper, gold, silver, exploration and development of mining projects. It operates through the following segments: Prominent Hill, Carrapateena, Exploration and Development and Corporate. The Prominent Hill segment mines copper, gold and silver. The Carrapateena segment deals with exploration and evaluation activities. The Exploration and Development segment holds interests with projects in Jamaica, Chile and joint ventures with Minotaur and Toro Energy and corporate development activities. The Corporate segment includes corporate activities such as other investment in equity securities and cash balances. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Parkside, Australia.

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
2013 - Prior

Acacia Mining Plc is a holding company, which engages in mining, processing, and sale of gold. It operates through the following segments: North Mara, Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi, and Other. The company was founded in March 1999 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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World Gold Council Ltd. operates as the global authority for gold that provides advice and opinions for stakeholders and decision makers. The firm works with jewelry retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, banks, investment companies, central banks, and other official sector institutions to promote the use of gold in jewelry and industrial applications. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.


The Minerals Council of Australia represents Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, nationally and internationally, in its contribution to sustainable development and society. Australia’s minerals industry is innovative, technologically advanced, capital intensive, and environmentally and socially progressive. The industry is a major contributor to national income, investment, high-wage jobs, exports and government revenues in Australia.

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