Importantly, Youds has a proven track record in developing and managing African mining projects, increasing the board's technical expertise.
He previously served as Cauldron’s manager of operations from June 2012 until February 2016.
Youds is a professional mining engineer with experience in exploration, project development, and operational experience in Africa, Asia and Australia.
Cauldron's executive director and CEO Jess Oram said: “I am delighted to welcome Simon to the board of Cauldron, as his appointment is an important step in establishing the new direction of the company.
"As announced 6 February 2019, the board conveyed our commitment to steadily evolving the corporate strategy of CXU.
"Now the first step of the evolution of our operations is achieved, we embark on its implementation, with the aim to improve the value of the company.”