Bill MacGowan serves as Executive Vice President, Human Resources after having been elected Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications in 2010. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. MacGowan served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President, People and Places, for Sun Microsystems, where he oversaw a staff of 750 and an annual operating budget of $600 million. In addition, Mr. MacGowan was responsible for Sun’s $1.2 billion real estate portfolio, encompassing five campuses and 12.5 million square feet.
With more than 30 years of human resources experience, Mr. MacGowan has a history of aligning people strategies with business results and creating a diverse, engaging and collaborative culture. In 2007, he received the Diversity Best Practices Legacy Award for lifetime achievements on behalf of women, minorities and people of color in the workplace. Mr. MacGowan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Claremont McKenna College.