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MINING PEOPLE: Newrange Gold, Argo Gold, Silver Spruce Resources and Nevsun Resources


Robert Archer. Credit: Great Panther Silver

Robert Archer. Credit: Great Panther Silver

Robert Archer has been appointed CEO of Vancouver-based Newrange Gold. He is a professional geologist with more than 35 years’ experience in the industry and was a cofounder and CEO of Great Panther Silver. He joined the board of Newrange in March 2018. Robert Carrington will remain president and chairman.

Judy Baker has resigned her position as president and CEO and director of Toronto-based Argo Gold for personal reasons. Chris Irwin has been appointed interim president and CEO.

Bridgewater, N.S.-based Silver Spruce Resources has appointed Kevin R. O’Connor to its board of directors. An attorney focused on M&A, he has also served as legal counsel for Caterpillar and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Following the acquisition of Nevsun Resources by China’s Zijin Mining Group, Qixue Fang, Xian Jian Guo, Qiang Liu, Harry Zheng Tian and Kaihui Yang have been appointed to Nevsun’s board of directors. Xian Jian Guo has been appointed as CEO and Xuelin Cai as CFO. As a result, Ian Pearce, Ian Ashby, Geoff Chater, Anne Giardini, Peter Kukielski, Stephen Scott and David Smith have all resigned as directors. In addition, Peter Kukielski has resigned as CEO, Ryan MacWilliam has resigned as CFO, Scott Trebilcock has resigned as chief development officer, and Marc Blythe has resigned as vice-president, corporate development.


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