WEEKEND READ: In Hegarty's shadow

Andrew Michelmore has been picked for the top job in a merged Zinifex-Oxiana. But whether he likes it or not, he'll still face a popularity contest against Oxiana boss and mining industry darling Owen Hegarty.

Zinifex's new chief executive Andrew Michelmore shouldn't have to sell himself – he has a stellar CV including key roles at WMC Resources, energy and aluminium company EN Group and aluminium giant Rusal. But now Australia's investment community is pitting him against mining darling and industry luminary Owen Hegarty and by all appearances, he seems to know that if he can't win over Oxiana's extremely loyal shareholders, he won't be the one to lead the merged company, if the merger goes ahead.



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