Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments

executive movements

Keep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at Bellevue Gold, Carpentaria Resources, Minbos Resources and more.

Bellevue Gold has appointed Amber Stanton as the company’s general counsel and joint company secretary.

Stanton is a highly experience commercial lawyer and will take on the new position at Bellevue from July 26, 2021.

Bellevue stated that Stanton’s experience in law, corporate governance and mining industry mergers & acquisitons (M&A) will strengthen the company’s executive team as it transitions to becoming a significant gold producer.

“We are delighted that Amber has joined the Bellevue team,” Bellevue managing director Steve Parsons said.

“She has a wealth of experience in areas which will be increasingly vital to our company as we close in on our goal of being a significant WA gold producer.”

Bellevue’s current company secretary Michael Naylor will resign from the role and remain an executive director and chief financial officer, while Maddison Cramer will remain as joint company secretary.


Carpentaria Resources has hired Greg Khan as chief financial officer.

Khan has held chief financial officer roles across multiple industries, and has proven experience in compliance, information technology and risk management for ASX-listed and other public companies.

Carpentaria executive chariman Bryan Granzien welcomed Khan’s abilities to the company, and said he will be a key part in progressing the company’s Hawsons iron project in New South Wales.

“On behalf of the Carpentaria Board, I would like to welcome Greg to the (Carpentaria) team during what will be a very exciting phase, as the company looks to transition from explorer to producer,” he said.

“Like me and the rest of the team, Greg recognises the quality of the Hawsons Iron Project and understands what its development will mean for shareholders and the Broken Hill community and is looking forward to being part of the Hawsons story”.


Minbos Resources has enlisted Blair Snowball as the company’s chief financial officer.

Snowball brings technical accounting, commercial and corporate finance experience and has worked in roles in Brazil as he speaks Portuguese.

Minbos chief executive officer Lindsay Read said his experience and bilingual expertise will be vital to the company.

“Blair provides Minbos the right and unique mix of senior finance and international experience, which importantly includes roles in Portuguese-speaking countries, and the experience in establishing new operations and delivering plant construction projects,” he said.

“I am thrilled Blair has decided to join us, at this time when Minbos is ramping up development of its Cabinda Phosphate Project.

“His experience building teams and projects in the Portuguese language will be invaluable to the company as we look to enter production in 2022.”


Copper Mountain chief operating officer Don Strickland will transition from his role to executive vice president, sustainability from July 1, 2021.

According to Copper Mountain president and chief executive officer Gil Clausen, Strickland’s new role will ensure the company achieves its sustainability goals.

“The appointment of Don to EVP (executive vice president) of sustainability highlights the priority we place on our corporate and social responsibility objectives, which are prominent and central to our business in both Australia and Canada,” he said.

“This new role will allow Don to focus 100 per cent of his efforts on ensuring that we are achieving the sustainability goals that touch every aspect of our business including health and safety, permitting, public and community relations, human resources and environmental excellence.

“Don has been leading our ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiatives and achievements to date and this move was a natural transition at a time when we are making large strides in these areas.”

The company’s mine general manager Eric Dell will also move to the role of senior vice president, operations from July 1, 2021.

“Eric has been successfully managing the Copper Mountain Mine over the last several years,” Glausen said.

“He will bring renewed focus to the operating team at the Copper Mountain mine and the Eva Project as we sustainably grow the business in line with our vision to triple our 2020 production within the next five years.”


Pathfinder Resources has appointed Gonzalo Lémuz Aguirre as the company’s geological consultant.

Aguirre has more than 30 years’ experience as an exploration geologist, previously working with Newmont Mining, AngloGold Ashanti, BHP and Fortescue.

He will assist the company with target generation, greenfield and brownfield evaluation and the planning of exploration programs.

Pathfinder managing director Shannon Green welcomed Aguirre to the role.

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Gonzalo to the Company, his extensive geological experience, location relative to our Argentinian project and his contact base in Latin America will play a key role in our exploration programs moving forward,” Green said.

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