Mr. Murdy retired as Chairman and CEO of Newmont Mining Corporation in 2007. He joined Newmont in 1992 and served as Chief Financial Officer and later President prior to being elected CEO in 2001. Newmont is a major gold producer with total assets of $25 billion on five continents. He is a Director for BHP Billiton and is a Trustee of the Denver Art Museum, The Papal Foundation, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council at the University of Notre Dame. He was a founding board member of the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative of the World Economic Forum, a past Chairman of the International Council on Mining and Metals, a past Director of the National Mining Association and a former member of the Manufacturing Council of the United States Department of Commerce. He has served as a Director of six NYSE-listed companies. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Murdy spent 15 years in senior financial positions in the oil and gas industry, first with Getty Oil Company and later as Chief Financial Officer of Apache Corporation. He began his business career in public accounting.