Paul Scutt appointed as CR Powered by Epiroc’s next Chief Executive Officer


Brisbane, Australia: Paul Scutt has been appointed as the new CEO of CR Powered by Epiroc, effective April 2, 2024. He will replace John Barbagallo, who retired after leading CR to unprecedented success.

Paul Scutt

CR Powered by Epiroc, a global leader in supplying productivity solutions to the mining industry, is proud to announce the official appointment of Paul Scutt, as Chief Executive Officer. With over three years of dedicated service leading CR’s Australasia & Africa division, Paul brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to our organization.

Paul Scutt’s career includes multiple roles in the resource sector, most recently leading and successfully expanding the diverse business across Australia, Africa, and the Global Underground sector. Paul’s leadership capabilities, tactical thinking, business development proficiency, and passion for driving both people and business outcomes, make him an invaluable addition CR.

“CR is well placed for the future, and with the help of Epiroc’s network, the growth initiatives underway as part of our strategic plan and potential synergies continue to provide great opportunities for the business.” said former CEO John Barbagallo. “Paul has played a significant role in the successful transformation and growth of CR, and more recently the transition into Epiroc showcasing his commitment and expertise.”

With Paul at the helm as CEO, CR Powered by Epiroc is poised for continued success and growth. His appointment solidifies our unwavering commitment to advancing as a frontrunner in innovation and delivering cutting-edge products and digital solutions tailored to the evolving needs of the mining industry.

“I am looking forward to building on the success of CR over recent years and the opportunity to grow the business within the Epiroc Group and expand our presence globally”.


For more information please contact: 
Jessica Moor, Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist
+61 4 4860 0979

CR Powered by Epiroc engineers advanced mining products and digital solutions for surface and underground mining equipment. Its advanced physical and digital solutions help the world’s best miners unlock productivity, enhance safety, and reduce emissions. Backed by a stringent design process, data-based testing protocol, and passionate engineers with decades of experience, they are the next generation of mining technology that enables customers to link actionable data with operational decisions that deliver on sustainability and performance ambitions. Learn more at