Barrick decentralises innovation

Barrick Gold is restructuring its approach to innovation, decentralising it and sending it to the face, which has meant that chief innovation officer Michelle Ash’s role is no more

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Michelle Ash is leaving her role as chief innovation officer at Barrick Gold.

Michelle Ash said on the sidelines of the AusIMM Global Mining Leaders 2018 conference, which took place September 10-11 in Western Australia, that Barrick was going through a radical decentralisation process and as a result her role would be going.

She is unsure what her next role will be. "My job, often, is to do myself out of a job," Ash said with a wry smile.

"We have goo...