IronRidge Resources welcomes Christelle Van Der Merwe to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– AUSTRALIA, Brisbane –  IronRidge Resources Limited (LON: IRR), the African focussed minerals exploration company, today announced the appointment of Christelle Van Der Merwe to its Board as a non-executive director, subject to regulatory due diligence, succeeding Alistair McAdam who is retiring.

Christelle, who has acted to date as an alternate director for Kieran Daly, will join the Board as part of the Company’s strategic alliance with Assore Limited, a mid-tier mining specialist which has a 25% interest in IronRidge. Christelle brings to IronRidge extensive experience in the strategic exploration and mining development, and environmental management, which will be key skills for developing the Company’s assets throughout Africa.

“We are delighted to welcome Christelle at such a pivotal time. She brings a wealth of experience in environmental, exploration and mine geology, as we seek to develop and enhance our portfolio of projects across Africa.” said, CEO Vincent Mascolo. 

He added: “At the same time, the Board and I would like to extend sincerest thanks to Alistair for his contribution to date. Alistair has been a highly valued member of the Board since IPO and the entire Company has benefited from his knowledge and counsel during the transition from explorer to developer.”

About Christelle Van Der Merwe

Christelle is a mining geologist, responsible for the mining-related geology and resources of the Assore subsidiary companies and is also involved with the Company’s iron and manganese mines. She has been Assore’s group geologist since 2013 and involved in its strategic and resource investment decisions. Christelle is a member of SACNASP, the legislated regulatory body for natural science practitioners in South Africa, and the GSSA, the Geological Society of South Africa.

Christelle holds a BSc in Geology and Environmental Management, as well as a BSc Honours in Geology from the University of Johannesburg South Africa

About IronRidge Resources

IronRidge Resources is an AIM-listed, Africa focussed minerals exploration company with a lithium pegmatite discovery in Ghana, extensive grassroots gold portfolio in Cote d’Ivoire and a potential new gold province discovery in Chad. The Company holds legacy iron ore assets in Gabon and a bauxite resource in Australia. IronRidge’s strategy is to create and sustain shareholder value through the discovery and development of significant and globally demanded commodities.

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