The board of Montreal-based ALCAN INC. has approved the appointment Richard (Dick) Evans as the company's next president and CEO, effective March 12. Evans is currently executive VP and COO. Before assuming that role, he had overseen all four of Alcan's business groups at different times.
Dr. Matt Manson has replaced Sean Boyd as CEO of Toronto's CONTACT DIAMOND CORP. Manson joined the company as president and COO in March 2005. Boyd will remain on the Contact board of directors.
Former head of Falconbridge Oyvind Hushovd is stepping down from his role as non-executive chairman of Toronto-based GABRIEL RESOURCES, and plans to retire in his native Norway. Michael Parrett has been chosen to succeed him.
LUNDIN MINING CORP. of Vancouver reports that Manfred Lindvall is its new VP of environment, health and safety. Until recently he held a corresponding position at Boliden.
Ottawa-based NORTHERN SHIELD RESOURCES has named former-CFO Chris de Saint-Rome as VP corporate development. The job of CFO will be filled by Sam Legg. Further, Northern Shield has appointed Ronald Little and Dr. Edward Schiller as consultants/advisors.