Ian Kemish

Chief People Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Newcrest Mining Limited

Ian joined Newcrest in May 2016 with responsibility for government relations, social performance and media. Prior to joining Newcrest Ian led ExxonMobil’s external relations in the Asia Pacific.

This followed an extensive foreign service career, including as Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Ambassador to Germany, head of the Prime Minister’s international division, and leader of the consular service. 

Ian is a Board Member of the Australia-Indonesia Centre; an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland; and a Fellow of the Lowy Institute for International Affairs. He was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for his leadership of Australia’s response to the 2002 Bali bombings.