Appointment of full-time CEO and GM - Canadian Operations to oversee next phase of development of Canadian minerals portfolioPerth, April 12, 2017 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Diversified minerals explorer and developer Ardiden Ltd (ASX:ADV) (Ardiden or Company) is pleased to announce key board and management appointments as it continues to ramp-up the exploration, development and growth of its minerals portfolio in Canada.
Executive Director Mr Brad Boyle has been appointed as full-time CEO and Executive Director of Ardiden while experienced Canadian-based geologist Mr Robert Chataway has been appointed as General Manager - Canadian Operations to oversee in-country operations. Both appointments are effective immediately.
The Company also advises that long-serving Director Mr Piers Lewis has advised his intention to retire from the Board due to his growing commitments and work-load with other ASX-listed companies and his corporate advisory practice.
Having overseen the development and growth of the Company's project portfolio in Canada over the past 12 months as Executive Director, Mr Boyle has agreed to take on the full-time role as the CEO and Executive Director within the Company, effective immediately.
Mr Boyle has considerable experience working in the resource and energy sectors, with a key focus on renewable energy. He has had extensive experience and proven record in the advancement of early-stage projects in industrial minerals and experience in marketing to and negotiating off-take agreements with key end-users such as lithium-ion battery manufacturers.
Mr Robert Chataway has been appointed on a part-time basis as the General Manager - Canadian Operations, based in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Mr Chataway has been involved in the Canadian mineral exploration business for the past 45 years, and has a wealth of experience and a proven record in the planning and management of early-stage exploration and development projects.
During his extensive career, Mr Chataway has worked as a geologist across Canada and parts of the USA, exploring for gold, base metals and some industrial minerals. He has worked both for junior exploration companies and some of the largest mining companies in Canada, including Goldcorp Inc. Mr Chataway is also a member of the Association of Profession Geologists of Ontario, P. Geo.
Ardiden is fortunate to have secured the services of such an experienced in-country geologist and is pleased to have Mr Chataway on board to help the Company manage and advance its multiple Canadian projects.
The Company also announces the retirement of long-serving Director Mr Piers Lewis due to his other full-time commitments as Executive Director of ASX-listed Dawine Limited (ASX:DW8) and with his corporate advisory practice in Perth. Mr Lewis has been a Director since March 2012 and has played a pivotal role in supporting the Company during the some of the more challenging periods in the market over the past five years.
The Board thanks Mr Lewis for his long-term service and contribution to the Company and wishes him all the best for his future endeavours. Mr Lewis remains a shareholder and will continue to provide ongoing support to the Company.
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About Ardiden Ltd
Ardiden Limited (ASX:ADV) is an emerging international strategic metals company which is focused on the exploration, evaluation and development of two 100 per cent owned projects located in the established mining jurisdiction of Ontario, Canada.