The appointment is part of Galena’s expansion of key technical and management positions to advance the 100%-owned Abra Base Metals Project in Western Australia.
Most recently, he worked on Sandfire's DeGrussa mine (2011-12) followed by Independence's Nova-Bollinger mine (2013-14).
Galena’s CEO Ed Turner said: ”This is a key part of Galena’s drive to bring Abra in to production as soon as possible.
“The test work to date has shown that Abra can produce an outstanding, high-grade, very clean lead-silver concentrate that will be in high demand from global users.
“Bill Cunningham, through his recent experience in major WA underground base metal operations offtake, will be highly valuable to us.”