Effective June 1, Mark Anderson becomes president and COO of DIAVIK DIAMOND MINES. He holds bachelor and masters degrees in mining engineering and an MBA. Prior to joining Diavik, Anderson was COO of Kennecott Utah Copper.
EAST ASIA MINERALS of Vancouver has named Michael A. Hawkins its VP of business development, effective June 12. He holds a MSc in Geology from James Cook University and has over 25 years experience as an exploration geologist in Asia, the Americas and Australia.
George Pirie has become a director of PALADIN RESOURCES of Perth, Western Australia. Born in Porcupine, Ont., Pirie worked in the gold mines of the area and eventually became president and CEO of Placer Dome Canada. He will be based in Toronto.
Toronto’s BLUE PEARL MINING has made the following appointments: Denis Arsenault as a director and chairman of the audit committee; Peter Tredger as VP; and Lorna D. MacGillivray as corporate secretary and general counsel.