GOLD FIELDS has announced that Gerrit Kennedy will replace Neal Froneman as VP and head of operations at the Kloof gold mine, near Carletonville, South Africa. The appointment is effective April 1, 2003.
Eliseo Gonzalez-Urien, formerly of Placer Dome, has jointed SEABRIDGE GOLD as a senior technical advisor. He holds a geology degree from the University of Santiago, Chile, and a post-graduate geology degree from the University of California, Berkley.
Kerry M. Curtis has been appointed to the position of president and CEO of CUMBERLAND RESOURCES. He has held several senior positions at Cumberland and been actively involved in the company's Meadowbank gold project.
The GOVERNMENT OF MONGOLIA has named Robert Friedland an Investor Envoy of the Year. Friedland'a company, IVANHOE MINES, has discovered a major gold and copper deposit in Mongolia's Southern Gobi region. The award was given in recognition of his accomplishments in directing new investment capital into mineral exploration and development projects during 2002. The SOUTHERN GOBI REGION of Mongolia has also presented Friedland with a similar award.
SHORE GOLD has named a new director, Brian Menell. He is also CEO of Magma Diamond Resources. He was previously with the De Beers Group and Anglovaal Mining (Pty).
William D. Moeller, chairman of CLIFTON MINING, has been named Businessman of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee in the United States. He is being honoured for the work of American Biotech Labs (in which Clifton owns 30%) in civil defense and new non-toxic disinfectants.