Vancouver’s Rathdowney Resources has named J.R.H. (Dick) Whittington its new president and CEO. During a career that spans more than 40 years, he has worked in Canada, Mexico, Panama, Papua New Guinea and Australia. He was president and CEO of Farallon Mining until its sale to Nyrstar in 2011 and later of Northern Vertex Mining. Rathdowney’s main focus is its Olza zinc-lead-silver project located in the Upper Silesian mining district of Poland.