Kingsgate Management Update
Kingsgate Consolidated Limited (ASX:KCN) (“Kingsgate or the Company”) is pleased to advise the appointment of the following senior personnel as work continues on re-opening the Chatree Gold Mine later this year.
Wayne Schiller – General Manager, Chatree Gold Mine, Thailand
Wayne, a mining professional with over 30 years of experience working on both Australian and international mining operations, is an experienced operational and technical manager. Wayne has successfully led multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams, and held senior positions at various international mine sites. He has direct experience across a range of commodities including gold, copper, manganese, bauxite, coal, and iron ore. Wayne will commence employment on 18 July 2022, and his main focus will initially be the refurbishment and successful recommissioning of the Chatree Gold Mine. He has an Honours Degree from the University of New England, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Executive Chairman, Ross Smyth-Kirk OAM, said “we are delighted with the appointment of Wayne. With his breadth and diversity of experience at both the technical and operational levels, he will be a valuable asset to the Company as work ramps up over the next few months to restore the Chatree Gold Mine to its former operational success.”
Paul Mason – Company Secretary
Paul Mason has been appointed as Company Secretary effective 27 June 2022, following the decision of Ross Coyle to step down from this position.
Paul was previously the Company Secretary of Kingsgate from 2014 to 2015, following which he was appointed as Commercial Manager at the Group’s Chatree Gold Mine, a position he held until the closure of the mine in January 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant, and an Associate Member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Paul has over 25 years’ experience in the resources industry in company secretarial and finance roles.
Executive Chairman, Ross Smyth-Kirk OAM, said “we welcome Paul back to the team with his detailed understanding of Kingsgate’s business, including his detailed knowledge of the Chatree Gold Mine. This combined with his extensive experience in the commercial aspects of the resources sector makes him a key addition as we continue to move forward.”
Daniel Weeks – Senior Manager, Community and External Relations
Daniel joins the Kingsgate team on a permanent basis and has over 15 years’ experience working in various finance, policy, and management roles in government. He is also fluent in Thai, having studied Thai to the advanced level at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and has previously worked for government as a Thai interpreter. Daniel has a Bachelor of International Relations from Griffith University, and Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of Queensland.
Executive Chairman, Ross Smyth-Kirk OAM, said “We are really pleased to have someone with Daniel’s unique skill set on board to support the Company’s renewed focus on community relations. Daniel will be responsible for sustainability reporting, monitoring external risks, and working closely with our Akara Resources team to maintain and further enhance our excellent community and external relations programs so we can continue to grow our business in the region sustainably into the future. He’ll be on the ground engaging regularly with stakeholders, including NGOs.”
Ross Smyth-Kirk OAM
Kingsgate Consolidated Limited