– CANADA, Vancouver – Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) today announced the appointment of Mike Ciricillo as acting CEO, effective October 26, 2020, assuming the role from Evan Spencer.
The Company also announced the appointment of Kate Southwell to its board of directors, replacing Phillip Day, who has stepped down from the board.
The board of directors is pleased to welcome Mr. Ciricillo to Nevada Copper and look forward to his leadership. His exceptional depth of experience in managing copper operations both underground and open pit, in the U.S. and internationally, will be invaluable as the Company advances through its ramp-up to steady-state production from its underground mine and advances its organic growth pipeline, including the Open Pit project.
The board of directors would also like to thank Mr. Spencer for his commitment during this year and look forward to his ongoing involvement. Mr. Spencer will remain actively engaged with Nevada Copper for an interim period, supporting in mine planning and the transition with Mr. Ciricillo.
Mr. Ciricillo joins a maturing senior management team, with the recent appointments of Andre van Niekerk as CFO and Dale Ekmark as COO.
About Mike Ciricillo
Mr. Ciricillo was previously the Head of Copper Industrial Operations for Glencore Plc, where he oversaw Glencore’s worldwide copper assets. Prior to Glencore, he has held a number of senior management roles during a 20-year tenure with Phelps Dodge and Freeport McMoRan, including as President of Tenke Fungurume Mining and General Manager of Miami Arizona Operations. Throughout his career Mr. Ciricillo has overseen numerous significant copper operations in the US and abroad.
About Kate Southwell
Ms. Southwell has over 15 years of experience as a legal professional and brings substantial knowledge and expertise in legal and commercial issues, including regulatory, sustainability and risk management matters at the time when the Company has become a copper producer. She is a currently a Vice President at Pala Investments, and has previously worked at Nyrstar and Shearman & Sterling.
About Nevada Copper
Nevada Copper is a copper producer and owner of the Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. Its two fully permitted projects include the high-grade underground mine and processing facility, which is now in the production stage, and a large-scale open pit project, which is advancing towards feasibility status.
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