– AUSTRALIA, Brisbane – SolGold Plc (LON: SOLG | TSX: SOLG) today announced that subject to relevant regulatory approvals, the Company has resolved to appoint the following people to the Board of the Directors:
- Jason Ward as an Executive Director – Project Management;
- Anna Legge as an Executive Director – Communications;
- Liam Twigger as a Non-Executive Director, and Chair of the Audit Committee.
SolGold Chairman Brian Moller said: “I am delighted to welcome Anna, Jason and Liam to the Board. Between them, they have broad technical strategic and financial expertise and will bring new skills to the Board, whilst also strengthening its independence, alignment with, and visibility to, management and diversity.”
“SolGold is a progressive Ecuador-focused copper and gold explorer and emerging copper-gold mining major. These appointments reflect the Company’s ambition, priorities and vision as its flagship initial project Alpala emerges as one of the world’s preeminent copper-gold projects, and Ecuador develops into a leading sustainable mining nation. The appointments reflect SolGold’s commitment to liaison with all levels of Ecuadorean stakeholders as it embarks on the definition of a portfolio of projects and not just Alpala,” he added.
About Jason Ward, Executive Director
Head of Exploration at SolGold, Mr Jason Ward has been instrumental in the Company’s success to date. Having been involved in the Company since its inception in 2006, Jason has played a critical role in developing SolGold’s outstanding presence in Ecuador. Alongside developing the Cascabel project, in which capacity he is President of the Ecuadorean holding company Exploraciones Novomining S.A., and managing SolGold’s four 100% owned subsidiaries, which have produced an unrivalled exploration portfolio across the rest of Ecuador, Jason has created a fully comprehensive corporate infrastructure for SolGold in Ecuador, run via the Company’s office in Quito. In addition to Jason’s technical role, he oversees all local labour force development, community relations, landholder relations and government relations.
Jason is an exploration geologist with 25 years’ experience. He has an extensive track record of successfully managing exploration teams working with a wide variety of cultures in challenging social, physical and geological terrains and remote locations around the world.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Geology and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Jason is also fluent in Spanish.
About Anna Legge, Executive Director
Anna Legge has worked with SolGold since 2013, initially as a consultant before moving in house with SolGold and establishing the Company’s London office in early 2017. As Head of Communications, Anna manages media relations, investor and capital market relations, in-country public relations and sustainability reporting. Anna is closely involved in SolGold’s strategic decision-making and the development of SolGold’s communications strategy in Ecuador and with Government.
Anna has over 10 years’ experience working in financial and corporate communications and has advised AIM, FTSE100, ASX, JSE and TSX- listed mining companies operating in multiple jurisdictions around the world. Her experience spans crisis communications, M&A transactions, internal communications, and corporate reputation management.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Politics and Economics Degree from Loughborough University in the UK.
About Liam Twigger, Non-Executive Director
Liam Twigger is the Managing Director and Principal of PCF Capital Group, a licensed and independent investment banking and corporate advisory business based in Perth, Western Australia. Under Liam’s stewardship, PCF Capital Group has grown to become one of Australia’s leading resource sector corporate advisory firms. The firm has completed over 130 transactions for in excess of AUD3.5 billion in value and is Australia’s leading advisor on mine sales.
Liam is the Principal of mine brokerage business MinesOnline.com and gold royalty and streaming business FutureGold, which plans to raise USD250m over the next six months and issue Digital Securities via blockchain on a regulated Digital Exchange. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Western Australian Government owned Gold Corporation (trading as the Perth Mint), a gold refining and marketing business that refines 300 tonnes of gold per annum and has an annual turnover of AUD18 billion.
Liam holds a Graduate Diploma in Business, a Bachelor of Economics and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.
For more information: http://www.solgold.com.au
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