Media Release: Perth Mint CEO To Headline Precious Metals Investment Symposium

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Wednesday 21 September 2016



The Perth Mint’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hayes, a precious metals industry expert, will headline a key group of speakers at the 7th Annual Precious Metals Investment Symposium, being held in Sydney in October. 

A thought leader on the global precious metals market, Mr Hayes will share his knowledge and unique insights into the industry at the two-day event. He will also discuss the ‘case for gold’ and investing long-term in precious metals to build wealth and reduce risk.

Symposium conference organiser, Kerry Stevenson, said, “As the leader of one of the world’s most prestigious precious metals businesses, we are delighted that Mr Hayes will kick off the Symposium.”

“Richard has a vast knowledge of the precious metals industry and I have no doubt delegates will be left both impressed and delighted,” she said.

Since taking the reins at The Perth Mint in July 2015, Mr Hayes and a new executive team have devised a business strategy to position the organisation as a global leader in the precious metals industry. 

Mr Hayes is bullish about precious metals. “There is much to learn from the fortunes and misfortunes of others when it comes to investing in an asset of true value – gold,” said Mr Hayes.

Mr Hayes is currently the Chairman of the Gold Industry Group. With a finance and economics background, he has 30 years’ experience in the investment and precious metals sector. He joined Gold Corporation (trading as The Perth Mint) in 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO, and previously held senior positions with AGR Matthey and Golden West Refining Corporation Ltd.  

With a theme of Investing for Real Wealth in a Volatile Global Market, this year’s forum will provide an opportunity for Australia’s business leaders and investors to come together to engage and network in one of Australia’s most important sectors.

The Precious Metals Investment Symposium will be held at  Four Points by Sheraton, Sydney Darling Harbour on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 October 2016. 

Mr Hayes will deliver his keynote address at 9am on Monday 10 October 2016. 

Image of:  Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes  


For further information:

Makeila Ellis, Media and Events Officer, The Perth Mint
Telephone (08) 9421 7634 Email 

Corinne Hawke, Group Manager Corporate Affairs, The Perth Mint
Telephone (08) 9421 7222 Email