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Executive, director moves through Dec. 21

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a weekly rundown of recent board and executive changes in the metals and mining industry. The moves are listed in chronological order.

Dec. 17

Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd. nonexecutive director Sharon Skeggs resigned effective immediately, citing personal reasons.

Robert Meister resigned as a director of Cameo Cobalt Corp., effective Dec. 14.

Margaret Lake Diamonds Inc. President, CEO and director Paul Brockington, and CFO Debbie Lew stepped down. The company named Jared Lazerson president, CEO and director, who stepped down as a director of its joint venture partner, Arctic Star Exploration Corp.

White Rock Minerals Ltd. appointed Stephen Gorenstein to be a nonexecutive director.

Owen King and Bradley Rourke joined the board of Opawica Explorations Inc. as directors Edmond Hatoum, and Yvan Bussières resigned.

AuStar Gold Ltd. added Christopher Wellesley to its board as a nonexecutive director.

Valeri Melik stepped down as the chair of Moreton Resources Ltd. The company said it is in final negotiations with a replacement.

Dec. 18

Echo Resources Ltd. CEO Victor Rajasooriar will also assume the managing director position, and Chairman Barry Bolitho will resume his role as nonexecutive chairman. Meanwhile, Alan Thom joined as a nonexecutive director.

Allen Lafferty will retire as chair of Tanga Resources Ltd. and will be succeeded by Nigel Lafferty.

Belmont Resources Inc. added Jared Lazerson and Karim Rayani to its board. Lazerson will represent the interests of MGX Minerals on Belmont's board.

Aurelia Metals Ltd. appointed Paul Harris to be an independent nonexecutive director.

WPC Resources Inc. added Judy Baker, Klaus Schmid and Georg Pollert to its board. Ian Graham and Stephen Wilkinson chose not to stand for re-election at the company's annual shareholder meeting.

Dec. 19

Scott Baxter resigned as the president, CEO and director of Sniper Resources Ltd., and will be replaced by Michael Lerner in all three roles. Meanwhile, Balu Gopalakrishnan and Binyomin Posen joined the company's board.

Jiminex Inc. CEO, CFO and director Balu Gopalakrishnan stepped down from the positions, while Harvey McKenzie resigned as a director, effective immediately. The company has appointed Binyomin Posen as the CEO, CFO and a director, and Jack Wortzman as a director.

Theta Gold Mines Ltd. appointed Finn Behnken as a director of the company.

Ensurge Inc. named Leonardo Riera CEO.

Kelly Earle joined the board of New Energy Metals Corp., replacing Charles Hethey, who has resigned as a director.

Desert Gold Ventures Inc. added Greg Isenor to its board as Luc Antoine resigned as a director.

Colombia Crest Gold Corp. appointed Thomas Pladsen CEO, replacing interim CEO Walter Lienhard. Additionally, Pladsen and Robert Suttie were elected to the board.

Dec. 20

E2 Metals Ltd. appointed Todd Williams managing director following the completion of Simon Peters' tenure as an executive director.

Walkabout Resources Ltd. appointed Michael Elliott to its board as an independent nonexecutive director. Within the next 12 months, the company plans to split the role of chairman into nonexecutive and CEO, appoint a majority of independent nonexecutive directors, and reduce executive directors.

Michael Mattsson is taking over as the CEO of Copperstone Resources AB following the resignation of Chris McKnight. The company plans to separate the roles of CEO and exploration manager. Additionally, Ann Zetterberg Littorin will take over as the board's chairman, effective immediately.

Sphinx Resources Ltd. appointed Jeremie Ryan as CEO, president and a director. Meanwhile, Normand Champigny resigned as CEO and president but will remain a director.

Brett Richards resigned as the president and CEO of Midnight Sun Mining Corp., effective Dec. 21.

Dec. 21

Coolgardie Minerals Ltd. nonexecutive director Paul Jago resigned to concentrate on other commitments.

Bruce Reid and Carl Hansen stepped down as directors of Satori Resources Inc., while Jennifer Lomax was appointed as a director.

Cobalt Blue Holdings Ltd. added Robert McDonald as an independent, nonexecutive director, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Victoria Gold Corp. appointed Letha MacLachlan to its board.

Christian Paradis and Carol Breton joined the board of Quinto Resources Inc. as Luisa Moreno and Jean-Guy Masse quit.

RMG Ltd. appointed Liang Li and Ken Poon as directors.

Ma Hui stepped down as a nonexecutive director and ceased to be vice chairman of China Molybdenum Co. Ltd.'s board due to other work assignments.

Cipher Resources Inc. elected Jeremy Bond to its board, taking the total number of members to seven.