Arnason has 30 years’ experience as a director and senior executive having worked with companies such as BHP Billiton, Carter Holt Harvey, Svenska Cellulosa AB (SCA) and Wesfarmers.
As a co-founder and director of Energy Access Services, Arnason has experience in the start-up, commercialisation and innovation space.
Skills “complement other board members”
Gold Road chairman Tim Netscher said: “Following the recent transition of the Gruyere Project to production status, Gold Road is currently on the threshold of embarking on our next exciting phase of growth.
“With this in mind, the board of directors conducted a rigorous assessment of our board skills matrix.
“This process identified a few areas where we can strengthen our board skills to enable us to successfully deliver on our strategy.
“Maree’s skills complement those of the other board members and I am looking forward to her joining the rest of the board in playing a leadership role in achieving our objectives.”
In her executive career, Arnason was a member of divisional leadership teams for several listed companies with businesses and services located globally.
She has worked in many corporate, site and project environments with a focus on risk and reputation and has expertise in strategy, sustainability, risk, stakeholder relations, transformations, corporate affairs including government, indigenous and regulatory, divestments and integrations.
Arnason is a non-executive director of ASX 200 Sandfire Resources Ltd (ASX:SFR), where she is chair of the Sustainability Committee and a member of their Audit and Risk Committee.
She serves on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) Corporate Governance Consultative Panel, is an Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) WA Division Councillor and is a member of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) WA State Advisory Council.
Other board changes
Gold Road joint company secretary Carol Marinkovich has resigned in her role effective Monday, June 15.
Marinkovich will continue to provide services to Gold Road including as secretary to the Gruyere Joint Venture committees.
Hayden Bartrop will continue as company secretary.
Netscher also thanked Mrs Marinkovich for her dedicated service over the past three years.
He said: “During this time, Gold Road has grown significantly and Carol has ensured that the company secretarial function has appropriately matured and attained the level of excellence expected of an ASX 200 company.”