Before First Coal, Mr. Ahlgren served as Vice President Finance with Kinross Gold Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting and Finance. Prior to 15 December, Mr. Ahlgren will support the Company generally in the finance area. He will work in Atrum's Vancouver office reporting to Executive Chairman Bob Bell.
Mr. Bell commented: "We are very pleased that Alan has accepted the CFO role within our executive team. Alan brings a wealth of experience in the Canadian mining industry including his tenure with a Canadian company First Coal while it was working towards development of a British Columbia metallurgical coal mine. Alan is a professional accountant who has managed all aspects of financial reporting and financial management of publicly traded mining companies. His skills and experience will add to the strength of Atrum's executive team."
Mr. Theo Renard, Atrum's Company Secretary and VP Finance since March 2015, has resigned from this role effective 15 December 2016 in order to devote more time to other responsibilities.
Atrum's Executive Chair, Bob Bell, said: "The Atrum Board of Directors thanks Mr. Renard for his dedicated efforts and positive contribution to the Company and we wish him continued success. The Company is in the final stages of appointing a successor as Company Secretary."
About Atrum Coal NL
The Company has a substantial coal position in British Columbia which, as a region boasts:
- Abundance of high quality PCI, coking and anthracite coals
- Well developed rail and port infrastructure with excess capacity
- Access to deep sea ports
- Competitive shipping distance to Asia
- Positive government stance on mining
The Company is building a quality portfolio of metallurgical coal assets suited to the Asian export market and the Board of Directors have a strong track record in identifying and developing world class coal assets in Australia and abroad.
Atrum Coal NL