Bellevue Gold Limited (ASX:BGL) has strengthened its executive team with operations experience by appointing Craig Jones to the newly created role of chief operating officer.
Jones, an experienced mining executive and qualified mining engineer, has more than 26 years’ experience in underground mining in gold and other commodities, including in excess of seven years with leading Australian resources company Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX:NST).
He led the Paulsens and Plutonic Gold Mines as the general manager and was involved in business development and integration roles where he made a significant contribution to the growth of the company.
Jones brings an abundance of gold mining experience to Bellevue and its high-grade flagship Bellevue Gold Project in Western Australia, which is being advanced towards development.
Wealth of mining experience and knowledge
Managing director Steve Parsons said: “We are extremely pleased to have Craig join the Bellevue team in the role of chief operating officer.
“Craig brings a wealth of gold mining experience and knowledge which will prove invaluable to Bellevue as the project moves forward with a number of pre-development activities and potentially into production.
“As we have always stated, great projects attract great people.”
Jones said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Bellevue Gold and I look forward to being part of growing one of the highest-grade gold discoveries in Western Australia.
“The role brings a wonderful opportunity to be instrumental in the strategy and direction required to develop the Bellevue Gold Project so as to create and deliver true value for all shareholders of the company.”