Copper miner Tiger Resources has appointed Brad Sampson as the company’s chief executive officer and managing director.
Sampson, a mining engineer, has more than 25 years’ experience in the resources industry, particularly in west and southern Africa. He has held leadership roles covering the entire life cycle of exploration, development, construction, operations and closure.
In the role, Sampson will look to turnaround the performance of Tiger’s key asset, the Kipoi copper operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with copper prices having improved.
Current Tiger CEO and managing director, Michael Griffiths, will remain on the board as a non-executive director to facilitate a smooth transition, the company stated.
Tiger chairman Mark Connelly said the appointment of Griffiths brings leadership capabilities to the company.
“His African experience, mining production background and leadership roles, including responsibility for change management make him an excellent CEO for Tiger as it consolidates the Kipoi mining operations performance in continuing challenging circumstances,” Connelly said.
Sampson was previously the managing director of another African-focused copper company, Discovery Metals.