– UK, London – ECR Minerals plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Gabriel St. John-Dennis (aged 52) as a non-executive director of the Company with immediate effect.
Christian Dennis is a highly experienced stockbroker and is currently the CEO and a major shareholder of Optiva Securities Ltd (“Optiva”), a member of the London Stock Exchange. Mr Dennis holds a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Birmingham, is an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), and is an FCA approved person. During his career Christian has worked for a number of major investment firms both in London and New York. He has been involved with advising and arranging funding for a large number of mining companies across a wide range of commodities, working with companies at varying stages of development from seed funding through to IPO, and has assisted in bringing a number of those companies along the value curve from project development through to production.
In addition, Richard (Dick) Watts has resigned as non-executive director of the Company with immediate effect.
Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer of ECR, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Christian Dennis as a director of ECR. Christian has more than 25 years’ experience advising, financing and investing in exploration and mining companies. I know this first hand, having worked with Christian in relation to Kryso Resources plc, a company which I co-founded and which benefited from Christian’s support and advice as Kryso progressed from its admission to AIM in 2004 through the achievement of numerous development milestones at the multi-million ounce Pakrut gold mine in Tajikistan.
Finally, on behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Dick Watts for his service to ECR since 2012.”
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