Canadian Mining Journal


MINING PEOPLE: Dominion Diamond, Kinross, Luna Gold, Osisko, Premier Gold, and War Eagle

Dominion Diamond Corp of Yellowknife, NT, has added two new directors  to its board – Trudy Curran and Tim Dabson. Curran, until recently an executive of Canadian Oil Sands, will also be chair of the health, safety and environmental committee. Dabson was a long time employee of De Beers, until 2013 as executive director of beneficiation.

Lauren Roberts will be the new COO of Toronto’s Kinross Gold, effective Jan. 1, 2017, when Warwick Morley-Jepson leaves the company. Roberts has been with the company since 2004, currently as senior regional VP for the Americas.

Vancouver-based Luna Gold Corp. has made the following changes to its management team as it plans to restart the Aurizona gold mine in Brazil: Christian Milau, CEO; David Laing, COO; Scott Heffernan, executive VP exploration; Peter Hardie, CFO; and Sebastian D’Amici, senior VP finance. The team members were formerly employed by True Gold when it put its Karma gold mine into operation.

Effective Aug. 31, 2016, John Burzynski, senior VP new business development, and Robert Wares, chief geologist, will resign their positions with Osisko Gold Royalties of Montreal. Instead they will focus their energies on Osisko Mining Corp. which has optioned a number of exploration projects in the James Bay area from Osisko Royalties.

Premier Gold Mines of Thunder Bay, ON, has hired Charles (Charlie) Ronkos as executive VP project development in the Americas. He holds a BA from the Wittenberg University and graduated from the University of Nevada with a MSc degree in 1981. Ronkos’ 38 years of exploration experience has taken him throughout North and South America.

War Eagle Mining Company of Vancouver, has named Paul A. Carroll as president and CEO replacing Thomas R. Atkins, who will remain as a director of the company. Caroll has a lengthy business career, both as a lawyer and as a director and officer of mining companies.