Long-time Kingsgate Consolidated Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Gavin Thomas, sadly passed away on 4 June 2014 in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 63 with his family by his side.

Gavin was a brilliant geologist and a passionate advocate of the mining industry. He was declared a mining legend by his peers in 2005.

There are many notable achievements in Gavin’s illustrious career which spanned more than 40 years. These included pioneering large individual gold discoveries and building Kingsgate in to a multifaceted mining business across three continents.

Gavin will be sadly missed by family, friends and colleagues alike. He was big in both heart and stature.

The Thomas family and Kingsgate Consolidated held a Tribute Memorial Service for Gavin at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the 17th June 2014. As a testament to Gavin’s standing in both the corporate world and wider community, more than 500 people were in attendance to pay their respects and celebrate his remarkable life.

The service was moving, with many expressing their heart felt sentiment on how Gavin had touched their lives.  The Thomas family and Kingsgate Consolidated would like express a sincere thanks to all those who attended the Gavin Thomas Tribute Memorial Service and made it such a memorable event in memory of a great man.

You may like to leave a message of condolence in the Commemorative Guest Book via: http://www.legacy.com/ns/

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that any donations should be made to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, via http://supportus.flyingdoctor.org.au/donate