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7/24/2017



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Anderson takes helm as Genesee & Wyoming Australia CEO


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Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA) has promoted Luke Anderson to chief executive officer, effective Oct. 2.

Anderson served as chief financial officer of Australian mining company OZ Minerals Ltd. since 2015. Prior to that position, he was CEO of Unimin Corp.

He brings more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership, corporate development, financial management and sales and marketing within major international resource companies, Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) officials said in a press release.

"With two decades as a successful leader in the global mining industry, Luke has the ideal background to lead GWA," said G&W Chairman, President and CEO Jack Hellmann. "His vision for the customer-centric railroad will only strengthen GWA's existing reputation for outstanding service and help us accelerate our growth in the opportunity-rich Australian environment."

G&W owns GWA in a 51-percent to 49-percent partnership with fund manager Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. GWA is Australia’s third-largest rail service provider.

Anderson succeeds G&W Chief Operating Officer David Brown, who has served as interim GWA managing director since December 2016, when GWA acquired Glencore's Hunter Valley rail business for $1.14 billion. GWA issued a 48.9 percent equity stake to MIRA.



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