Evolution Mining is excited to announced the appointment of a new General Manager at its Northparkes Operations. Mr Jianjun Tian will retire as Managing Director and Mr Rob Cunningham has been appointed as General Manager.
Mr Bob Fulker, Evolution Mining Chief Operating Officer, said, “Jianjun Tian has enjoyed a long and successful career in our industry and is looking forward to returning to Brisbane to spend time with his family.
“I’d like to thank Jianjun for his contribution to Northparkes since he joined in November 2020. He has a significant contribution to day-to-day operations and the future of Northparkes. Under his leadership, Lift 1 North came into full production, complemented by production from E26 Sub-Level Cave (levels 5 and 6) and open pit mining.
“Of note, Jianjun led the business through the successful sale process from CMOC to Evolution.
Jianjun has been a strong advocate of flexibility and family and enjoyed spending time in the community with stakeholders. Northparkes has benefited from his extensive industry experience, for which Evolution is extremely grateful.”
“A Parkes-local, Rob joined Northparkes as a Process Operator at the beginning of the Northparkes story. He has worked his way up through Northparkes across all aspects of the operation. He joined the Site Leadership Team in 2010 and in 2013 assumed responsibility for the Health, Safety, Environment and Farming portfolio. In 2015 Rob was appointed as Manager Mining role.
“Rob was recognised by the NSW Minerals Council in 2018 with the “Outstanding Contribution to Mining” award. After enjoying long service leave, Rob chose to finish up at Northparkes last year.
While he’s enjoyed the time he’s spent with family and grandchildren, Rob is excited by the opportunity to lead Northparkes Operations.
“Rob’s knowledge of the operations, his unwavering commitment to safe and reliable production and his genuine commitment to people and community will be invaluable as we open a new chapter at Northparkes under Evolution’s ownership.”
Evolution Mining completed its acquisition of an 80% interest in the Northparkes Copper-Gold Mine on 18th of December 2023. Its other assets in NSW included Cowal Gold Operations near West Wyalong.