INCO LTD. has announced two key appointments.
Philip du Toit is leaving DIAVIK DIAMOND MINES INC., where he has served as president and COO, to join VOISEY'S BAY NICKEL as managing director on May 1. Du Toit has played an important role in building the Diavik diamond mine in Nunavut, since joining the company as vice-president project management in 2000.
For GORO NICKEL, Dick Knight has been hired as managing director, overseeing the whole project. He was formerly a senior executive with NORTH MINING in Australia. Robin Marshall, formerly a VP of BHP BILLITON IRON ORE, has been hired as project director at Goro.
SKN RESOURCES LTD. of Vancouver, B.C., has appointed G. Arnold Armstrong as chairman of the board, and Myles Jianguo Gao as president. Gao received his BSc in geology from Lanzhou University, China in 1982, and his MSc in geology in 1993 from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont. He will be based part-time in China where he will be sourcing, assessing and acquiring mineral projects for the company.
Robert Cudney has been appointed as a director of Toronto-based SOUTHERN STAR RESOURCES INC., replacing Clark Tatton, who has resigned as a director.
EAGLECREST EXPLORATIONS CORP. of Vancouver, B.C., has secured the full-time services of Tor Bruland, P.Geo. (BC). as project manager at the company's San Simon concessions in northeast Bolivia. Bruland has extensive experience in the exploration and development of gold properties, including six years with TECK CORP. and four years with ECUANOR ASA (NORWAY).