It is with sincere regret and great sadness that Kingsgate Consolidated Limited (ASX: KCN) wishes to advise that long serving Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gavin Thomas, has passed away in Sydney with his family by his side.
Gavin has been fighting a serious illness over the past 18 months with the same focus and vigour that has exemplified his working life and the outstanding contribution he has made to mineral exploration, discovery and operation throughout Australia and the Pacific Rim.
Chairman of Kingsgate Ross Smyth-Kirk said he and the Board recognised Gavin’s contribution to the industry and in particular to Kingsgate, which he joined in 2004, had been extraordinary in both dedication and discovery.
“Gavin’s legacy to the mining industry goes well beyond his time at Kingsgate. He had more than 40 years of experience operating throughout the world. Under his leadership Kingsgate evolved from a single operation in Thailand into a geographically diversified asset base,” he said.
The Board and broader Kingsgate family wishes to pass on its sincere sympathy and condolences to Gavin’s family and friends at this time.
Kingsgate Consolidated Limited