Metal Tiger plc (AIM: MTR), the London Stock Exchange AIM listed investor in natural resource opportunities, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Royle as senior technical and geological adviser.
David Royle has 46 years’ of international experience in over 40 countries across all aspects of mineral exploration and project feasibility with extensive leadership experience at a senior management level. His previous senior positions include: Business Unit Manager, Asia-Pacific for Eurasian Minerals Inc; Vice President Exploration and Business Development, East Asia Minerals Corp; Managing Director, Kentor Gold Ltd; General Manager Project Generation, MIM Exploration Pty Ltd; General Manager Exploration, Latin America, MIM International Pty Ltd; and Exploration Manager Americas, Newcrest Mining Limited.
David has had regional responsibility for corporate exploration programmes with portfolios targeting mainly gold and copper. David has proven skills in the ability to identify, quickly evaluate, prioritise and select high potential projects for acquisition and has intimate knowledge of ore deposits and their geological settings especially precious and base metal systems.
He has managed and run exploration teams over a diverse range of geographic and cultural environments which have led to the discovery of several major gold and base metal deposits in the Pacific Rim including: Tolukuma, PNG (Au); Cerro Negro, Argentina (Au); Rio Blanco, Peru (Cu-Mo); Pierina, Peru (Au-Ag); as well as O’Callaghans (WCu-Zn-Pb) and Telfer gold alluvials, Western Australia (Au). In addition, he oversaw the substantial expansion of mineral resources and reserves at the Telfer gold mine.
For the past eight years, David has run his own geology consultancy and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, CP (Chartered Professional).
Michael McNeilly, Chief Executive Officer of Metal Tiger, commented:
“I am very pleased to welcome David Royle as senior technical and geological adviser to the Company. The team looks forward to working with him and believes that his vast knowledge and broad deposit type and jurisdictional experience will add tremendous value both with regard to managing existing investments and with the assessment and due diligence of potential new investments.”
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