Paul Graham appointed CEO of Gold Corporation

Aug 28, 2023

Gold Corporation, trading as The Perth Mint, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Graham as its new CEO, effective 20 November 2023.

Mr Graham will become the fifth CEO since the organisation was established by the Gold Corporation Act in 1987 and only the 16th leader since The Perth Mint opened in 1899.

His appointment follows an extensive search by the Board that canvassed internal and external candidates.

Mr Graham will succeed Jason Waters, who announced his resignation in May and will  leave Gold Corporation to take up the role of CEO of Perth Airport later this year.

Mr Graham is an accomplished executive leader and company director with more than 30 years’ experience in financial and commodity markets and a broad range of experience in government. Mr Graham is CEO of Keystart, an initiative of the Western Australian Government, providing low-cost entry pathways that help Western Australians into home ownership sooner. Prior to joining Keystart in 2018, Mr Graham held senior management roles with ANZ Banking Group and National Australia Bank in Australia and overseas.

Gold Corporation Chairman Sam Walsh AO said he was delighted Mr Graham had accepted the Board’s invitation to lead the organisation.

“Paul has shown great leadership during a period of change at Keystart, which will arm him well for continuing the Board’s strategy to drive safe and sustainable growth across The Perth Mint,” Mr Walsh said.

“With a long history in banking and financial services, Paul is the right person to lead The Perth Mint and ensure we meet our obligations to the Government, the WA community, the gold mining sector and our customers around the world.

“Paul is experienced and passionate about our key areas of internal focus – workplace culture and safety and the remediation work that will make this organisation a better place.”

“Importantly, Paul will be able to continue the process of modernisation commenced by Jason Waters to address historical shortcomings, remediate our global customer base and cement The Perth Mint’s position as the gold and precious metals’ sector’s refinery partner of choice.”

Mr Graham said he was excited to be joining an iconic Western Australian organisation with more than 120 years of excellence in refining, minting, tourism and supporting the Australian gold industry.

“It is an honour to be given the opportunity to lead The Perth Mint and to work with the highly engaged employees who make The Perth Mint such a diverse and fascinating place.

“The Perth Mint is clearly working hard to meet its obligations to the WA community, the gold mining sector, its business partners and customers around the world and it is something I will be focusing on when I take up the role in November.”

Samia O'Keefe
Manager, Corporate Communications

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