People (June 01, 2004)
Centerra Gold, the spin-off of Cameco Corp., has named David Petroff as first executive VP and CFO. He will retain his responsibilities as senior VP, finance and administration and CFO at Cameco until the end of July. He will be based at the Centerra head office in Toronto.
Denison Mines of Toronto announced the following appointments: Paul Little as chairman; James Anderson as executive VP and CFO; and Robert Dengler, president and CEO of Dynatec Corp., as a director.
Ivanhoe Mines has regrouped its management structure naming Peter Meredith its CFO and Pierre Masse a VP and treasurer. To market the copper concentrates from the Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia, Jay Gow has joined the team as VP marketing.
The new president of Victoria, B.C.-based Kensington Resources is Robert A. McCallum. Most recently, he was president and COO of Philex Mining in Manila, Philippines, until he retired at the end of 1998.
Lars-Eric Johansson took up the duties of executive VP and CFO at Kinross Gold on June 1. He previously held those posts at Noranda. Christopher Hill has been named VP investor relations, replacing Gord McCreary who left the company.
Michael B. Richings, former president and CEO (1995-2000) and current board member, has agreed to again take up the positions of president and CEO at Vista Gold. He will serve until a replacement for Ronald J. (Jock) McGregor, who passed away suddenly on May 24, can be named.
Western Canadian Coal has named Gary K. Livingstone as president and CEO. Kathleen Pomeroy has been appointed VP environmental and regulatory.
Francis Bourqui was killed in an accident on May 8. As director of international market development at CAMESE, Francis was well known and respected in the business community. He was a leader of groups of Canadian mining suppliers to exhibitions around the world. In the last eight years, Francis had organized 80 such events involving hundreds of companies and individuals.
Francis is survived by his wife Mercedes and children Lydia-Maria, Francis Christopher and Jean-Franois as well as his four sisters, five brothers and extended family living in Switzerland.
Mary-Claire Ward, a director of the PDAC and chairman of Watts, Griffis and McOuat, died in April after a long battle with cancer. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Mary-Claire was a graduate of University College, Dublin. Arriving in Canada in 1967, she worked first with Kennco Explorations (Canada) and then with Imperial Oil. In 1981, she joined Watts Griffis where she remained until her final illness.
For much of her working life, Mary-Claire was a volunteer in the mining industry, particularly in geoscience. She believed that government-led geoscience should be regarded as an investment that reaped benefits for all, including governments, local people, and the industry.