Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX:BGL) has appointed Kevin Tomlinson, who has extensive experience in development and financing significant mining projects internationally, as the company's new non-executive chairman.
Tomlinson has more than 35 years’ experience in mining and finance with the Toronto, Australian and London stock markets and was previously managing director of Investment Banking at Westwind Partners and Stifel Nicolaus, raising equity and providing corporate advice.
After graduating as a structural geologist and completing his MSc on narrow high-grade gold veins in Victoria, he worked in senior roles for mining companies including Plutonic Resources.
The appointment follows the resignation of chairman and director Ray Shorrocks.
Next stage of growth strategy
Bellevue Gold managing director Steve Parsons said: “Firstly, I would like to thank Ray Shorrocks for his hard work and dedication over the years, including managing to originally secure the Bellevue Gold Project for the company and we wish him the best in the future.
“I would also like to welcome Mr Tomlinson to the team and look forward to working with him and the board as we look to take Bellevue through the next stage of the company’s growth strategy.”
Tomlinson has experience with global mining operations as well as experience in successful mergers & acquisitions.
“Very special high-grade gold project”
The new chairman said: “I am delighted to join the Bellevue Gold Board of Directors to help guide the company through its next phase of growth.
“I am very familiar with the Bellevue Gold Project having spent time on the project when I was with Plutonic Resources.
“The project is one of those very special high-grade gold projects that do not come around very often and I am delighted to be back involved with Bellevue to help deliver its full potential.”
Resigning chairman Shorrocks said: “It has been one of the most rewarding positions I have undertaken in my corporate career and I look forward to following the company closely as it continues to unlock the significant value at the Bellevue Gold project.”
Shares have been up more 5% today to an intra-day high of 60 cents.