Greatland Gold plc (LON:GGP), the AIM listed precious and base metals exploration and development business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Clive Latcham as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
Clive Latcham, aged 66, is a chemical engineer and mineral economist with over thirty years’ experience in senior roles in the mining sector. At Greatland he will support the management team ensuring that the Company has covered all the key issues required to advance the Company’s Havieron project in to the next stage of development, including identifying suitable people that can assist the current management team as well as advising the Board during any potential negotiations with major mining companies.
Clive joins Greatland from Environmental Resource Management (“ERM”), the world’s leading sustainability consultancy group, where he is currently Senior External Advisor, and advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his role at ERM, Clive worked as an independent advisor to private equity and mining consultancy firms, and spent nine years in senior roles with Rio Tinto plc.
During his time at Rio Tinto, Clive spent four years as Copper Group Mining Executive, where he was responsible for managing Rio Tinto’s investments in the operating businesses of Escondida in Chile, Grasberg in Indonesia, and Palabora in South Africa and for the initial development of new projects and acquisitions, including La Granja in Peru and La Sampala in Indonesia. Clive served on the Operating Committees of both Escondida and Grasberg mines. Prior to this, Clive was heavily involved in formulating various business options, including defence strategies, JV alternatives and asset disposals, during the attempted BHP Billiton takeover of Rio Tinto.
On first joining Rio Tinto’s Head Office in London, Clive headed up the Global Asset Management group as part of a company wide improvement program. Prior to this, Clive was Managing Director of the joint venture company, Robe, an iron ore producer in Western Australia, and led the integration team merging the operations of Hamersley Iron and Robe. Clive joined Rio Tinto in early 1999 as General Manager Operations Planning for Hamersley Iron and was also involved in the, then proposed, merger with BHP Iron Ore.
Gervaise Heddle, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are very pleased to announce Clive Latcham’s appointment as a Non-Executive Director of Greatland Gold. His extensive experience in the industry will be invaluable as we step up our efforts at Havieron, where early indications from our second drill programme are extremely encouraging. The Board looks forward to working with him and leveraging his senior relationships across the industry to accelerate development across all areas of the business during this exciting and transformational period for the Company.”