Gold explorer Kalamazoo Resources has appointed Luke Mortimer as its new chief executive officer (CEO).
Mortimer has replaced Luke Reinehr, who co-founded Kalamazoo and had been CEO since 2019. Mortimer also joined Kalamazoo in 2019 as the company’s exploration manager.
From there he also served as technical lead in Kalamazoo’s acquisition and development of lithium exploration assets and held the role of exploration manager for Kali Metals, which is Kalamazoo’s lithium spin out, until it commenced trading on the Australian Securities Exchange this week.
“It is a privilege to be appointed to the role of chief executive officer as Kalamazoo moves into the next phase of delivering tangible and on-going returns for our shareholders,” Mortimer said.
“With the assistance of the board, it will be my role to lead our highly talented team in advancing our gold exploration assets, as well as acquiring and discovering new resource projects that create tangible shareholder value.
“I have had the pleasure of working alongside Luke since 2019 and look forward to continuing to work closely with him and the board moving forward.”
Reinehr will continue as the company’s executive chair and non-executive chair of Kali Metals.
“With the recent successful spin out of our lithium assets into Kali, our focus with Kalamazoo is on advancing its gold exploration projects in Western Australia and Victoria, as well as pursuing new opportunities, and this is where we consider Luke will play a leading role,” Reinehr said.
Mortimer’s immediate goal as CEO is to implement the company’s upcoming 2024 exploration programs, which are well advanced and are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2024.
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