Williams makes unexpected exit from A1 Minerals

The managing director of gold explorer A1 Minerals, John Williams, has made a sudden departure from the company, tendering his resignation yesterday.

The managing director of gold explorer A1 Minerals, John Williams, has made a sudden departure from the company, tendering his resignation yesterday. 

In a statement released yesterday, the company refrained from revealing why Williams had stepped down. 

Williams’ resignation was effective immediately and, as no replacement has been named, the explorer is now without a chief executive. 

The board has appointed the current chief financial officer Albert Longo as finance director as well as Bill Hobba and Richard Stroud as non-executive directors, effective immediately. 

Hobba established the company’s Brightstar gold plant and has been assisting on mill operation matters on-site. 

Richard Stroud is a mining engineer with 37 years of experience and is currently a director of Perth-based mining consultancy Optiro.

The company acknowledged Williams contribution to the company, including his work to develop a “substantial” resource base and the Brightstar mine. 

 

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