Patrick Malone

Patrick Malone

Company: Barrick

Job title: VP Closure and Governance


Patrick Malone is an ESG executive focused on sustainable mining and brownfield redevelopment.  He has more than twenty years of experience in managing complex development projects, including permitting mines on federal lands, the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties, development and execution of air, water, and species conservation strategies, and large value mergers, acquisitions, and other commercial transactions.  Patrick holds degrees in biology and law.  He practiced environmental law at large law firms for ten years before joining Barrick.


Patrick is equally comfortable negotiating deals, arguing in court, or directing operations at a mine site.  He is currently responsible for overseeing Barrick’s reclamation and closure activities at its active mine sites and managing Barrick’s portfolio of closed mine properties.  He is charged with assuring that Barrick’s closed mines are managed in an environmentally and financially responsible manner, as well as finding creative ways to return these lands to productive use.


Patrick is a passionate believer in, and advocate for, stakeholder capitalism.  He firmly believes that “growing the pie” is the best way to meet societal goals and expectations.  He currently serves as a Board Member for the Public Education Foundation, the American Exploration and Mining Association, and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Lee Business School at UNLV.  He served as the Secretary to the Nevada Gold Mines Board of Members from the creation of the joint venture in 2019 until the Fall of 2021.  Patrick currently leads Barrick’s Henderson Nevada office and oversees Barrick’s corporate affairs and community partnerships in Southern Nevada.



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day: 25 April 2022