Greatland Gold plc (AIM:GGP), a mining development and exploration company with a focus on precious and base metals, advises that Australian corporate and mining leaders Mark Barnaba and Elizabeth Gaines have joined the Company’s Board as Non-Executive Directors .
Further to the announcement on 12 September 2022 titled “Transformational appointments to the Board of Directors”, Mr Barnaba, an eminent natural resources investment banker and Deputy Chair of A$60 billion ASX-listed Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (“Fortescue”), has been appointed to the role of Non-Executive Chair . Ms Gaines, former Fortescue CEO and Managing Director, joins the Board as Deputy Chair.
Alex Borrelli has transitioned from Non-Executive Chair to the senior Non-Executive Director role as Lead UK Director.
- Mr Barnaba is a deeply experienced investment banker and corporate advisor who has focused predominantly in the natural resources sector. He has served as Deputy Chair and Lead Independent Director of Fortescue, the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer, since November 2017 and has been a Director of Fortescue since 2010. He is also a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
- Ms Gaines is a highly regarded executive with a distinguished international business career. She has significant experience in the resources sector and is the former CEO and Managing Director of Fortescue, where she presided over a heralded period of operational delivery and substantial growth in shareholder value.
- The addition of mining industry leaders with extensive corporate and operational experience will assist Greatland in fulfilling its ambition to become a world-class mining company.
Shaun Day, Managing Director of Greatland Gold plc, commented: “Following the recent news of their appointment, we are thrilled to officially welcome Mark and Elizabeth to the Greatland Board.
Both Mark and Elizabeth bring an incredibly valuable skillset to Greatland and collectively, they will deliver us one of the strongest Boards in the global mining industry. In combination with our existing Directors, our enhanced Board provides the leadership and talent required to amplify Greatland’s growth strategy and meet our ultimate objective to build a world-class mining company and deliver outstanding returns to our shareholders.
Equally, I would like to thank Alex Borrelli for his exceptional contribution as Greatland’s Chair over the past six years. We are delighted Alex will remain on the Greatland Board and assume the senior Non-Executive Director role.”
Greatland Gold PLC
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