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Vancouver-based PLACER DOME has named Peter Tomsett its president and CEO, succeeding Jay Taylor who has retired af...


Vancouver-based PLACER DOME has named Peter Tomsett its president and CEO, succeeding Jay Taylor who has retired after 32 years with the company. Tomsett has been with Placer Dome for 18 years, most recently as executive VP for Asia and Africa. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mining Engineering from the University of New South Wales and attained a Master of Science (Distinction) in Mineral Production Management from Imperial College London.

AFRI-CAN MARINE MINERALS of Montreal has announced that Michael Brown, president of Capital Markets Advisory and a 30-year veteran of mining finance and analysis, has been appointed a director and chairman of the board.

Gordon Keep, a director of JONPOL EXPLORATIONS, is now also the president and CEO. He replaces John A. Pollock, who has retired. Also, the company has named Bill Koutsouras its new CFO and secretary.

KENSINGTON RESOURCES of Victoria, B.C., has a new manager of investor relations, Mel Gardner.

Jonathan G. Deane is the new president of Vancouver-based TAN RANGE EXPLORATION. He is a graduate of the University of Natal and the University of Cape Town. In addition to his presidential role, Deane will retain responsibility for the company’s exploration programs in Tanzania.

WALLBRIDGE MINING of Toronto has promoted Richard Murphy to the post of VP corporate development. Murphy holds a BSc in geology from the University of Western Ontario and an honours diploma in geology from Laurentian University. He has been employed by Wallbridge since its founding in 1996.


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