Brant E. Hinze was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer on August 9, 2012. Brant first joined Kinross as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2010.
Mr. Hinze is an accomplished mining industry leader who was most recently Senior Vice-President, North American Operations, for Newmont Mining Corporation. In this role, he oversaw eight operating mines, regional exploration and development activities, and led Newmont's corporate social responsibility, information technology, supply chain, legal and human resources functions in the region.
From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Hinze was General Manager of Newmont's Yanacocha Project in Peru, which at its peak was the largest producing gold mine in the world. Prior to Yanacocha, he managed other operations for the company in the United States, Bolivia and Indonesia. From 1985 to 1991, Mr. Hinze held technical and managerial positions at the McCoy-Cove and Lupin operations of Echo Bay Minerals, which Kinross acquired in 2003.
Mr. Hinze has a Mining Engineering degree from the University of Idaho, and speaks Spanish.