– CANADA, Toronto – Bunker Hill Mining Corp. (CSE: BNKR | OTC: BHLL) today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Cruise to its Board as an Independent Director, replacing Wayne Parsons.
“I am excited and very proud to welcome Dr. Mark Cruise to the Board of Directors of Bunker Hill. A highly respected career geologist and company builder, his technical expertise, extensive professional network, and track record of growing mid-tier mining companies add essential strategic capabilities to our Board as we start to look beyond the restart the mine towards ways to create new value from investment in exploration and external growth opportunities. We are very lucky to have him join us.But it is with a heavy heart that all of us at Bunker Hill bid farewell to the redoubtable Wayne Parsons, whose consistent passion, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit, as both Board Member and CFO, has been invaluable to the early-stage turnaround management of the business.” said Executive Chairman, Richard Williams.
About Dr. Mark Cruise
Dr. Mark Cruise is a professional geologist with over 27 years of international mining experience, in Europe, the Americas and Africa. A former polymetallic commodity specialist with Anglo American plc, Dr. Cruise founded and was CEO of Trevali Mining Corporation. Under his leadership, the company grew from an initial discovery into a top-ten global zinc producer with operations in the Americas and Africa. He has previously served as VP of Business Development and Exploration, COO and CEO for several TSX, TSX-Venture and NYSE-Americas listed exploration and development Companies. Mark has Served on 9 Public Company Boards over 14 years for TSX-V; TSX and NYSE-Americas listed Exploration, Development and Producing Companies with market capitalizations ranging from tens of millions to in-excess of US$1 billion.
Mr. Wayne Parsons is a mining finance entrepreneur who served as Bunker Hill’s CFO between May 2019 and January 2021, stepping up to be a key Non-Executive Board Director thereafter. He leaves the Board and the Company effective June 30, 2022 but will remain close to the Company as both a supportive shareholder and friend.
“Now that our business is focused fully upon the technical aspects of restarting and developing the mine’s potential, I am delighted to hand over my governance responsibilities to Dr. Mark Cruise whose technical expertise and experience are vital for this stage of the company’s development,” said Dr. Mark Cruise. “This is indeed a very exciting moment for all our shareholders.”
About Bunker Hill Mining
Under new Idaho-based leadership the Bunker Hill Mining Corp, intends to sustainably restart and develop the Bunker Hill Mine as the first step in consolidating a portfolio of North American precious-metal assets with a focus on silver.
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