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Executive, director moves through May 11

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.

May 7

Robert Wei Sun resigned as a nonexecutive director of PepinNini Lithium Ltd., effective immediately, for personal reasons.

El Capitan Precious Metals Inc. appointed Timothy Gay the chairman and John Balding the interim CEO and president. John Stapleton, the company's former chairman, CEO and president, will remain on the board.

Fiore Gold Ltd. appointed Barry O'Shea the CFO, effective May 7, replacing Fritz Schaudies, who is retiring.

Mark Smith joined Cabral Gold Inc. as chairman. He will replace Don Njegovan, who tendered his resignation.

iMetal Resources Inc. President, CEO and director Brian Fagan stepped down from the positions, effective immediately, due to a serious medical situation in his immediate family. He will continue with the company as a consultant. Johan Grandin, a company director, was appointed the president and CEO.

Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. President and CEO Diane Garrett was named a director of Novagold Resources Inc. She replaces Gerald McConnell, who retired from Novagold's board after not standing for re-election.

Artie Li joined Canuc Resources Corp. as CFO.

Caravel Minerals Ltd. added Alasdair Cooke and Alexander Sundich to its board.

Coro Mining Corp. appointed Petra Decher as an independent director, effective immediately.

May 8

Venus Metals Corp. Ltd. appointed Barry Fehlberg as a nonexecutive director, effective immediately, to oversee its exploration programs.

Karabo Nondumo resigned as an independent nonexecutive director of Merafe Resources Ltd.

Morien Resources Corp. named Dawson Brisco the president, effective immediately.

Patrick Downey retired from the board of Alamos Gold Inc. and will be replaced by Elaine Ellingham.

May 9

Metalicity Ltd. named Tom Panoulias the president and CEO of Kimberley Mining Ltd. to lead the company through an IPO on the TSX Venture Exchange, which is scheduled for the September quarter.

Capital Mining Ltd. appointed Anthony Dunlop the interim nonexecutive chairman following the resignation of Robert Crossman. Meanwhile, the company added Shannon Davis to its board as an executive director, effective immediately.

Nicholas Hatch joined the board of Vast Resources PLC as an independent nonexecutive director, effective immediately.

New World Resource Corp. CFO Tammy Gillis stepped down to pursue other career opportunities and will be replaced by Elizabeth Richards on an interim basis.

Logan Anderson was named the interim CFO of International Battery Metals Ltd., while Jeremy Ross was appointed as an independent director.

ePower Metals Inc. elected Michael Kobler to its board as Catalin Kilofliski resigned as a director.

May 10

Arian Silver Corp. co-founder Jim Williams retired as a director and CEO, while co-founder Tony Williams retired as executive chairman.

Kincora Copper Ltd. added Ray Nadarajah and Anthony Jackson to its board, effective immediately, while Duchintav Khojgor and Eric Zurrin stepped down as nonexecutive directors.

Tim Dean and Julian Wilson resigned as nonexecutive directors of Metals Exploration PLC.

Hunt Mining Corp. named Kenneth Atwood the CFO to replace James Meek, who is retiring.

Copperbank Resources Corp. appointed Giulio Bonifacio as president, CEO and a director. Bonifacio is the founder of Nevada Copper Corp. and, until February has been president and director of the company since its inception in 2005.

Kelly Malcolm and Roger Gross joined the board of Northern Sphere Mining Corp., while Denis Laviolette resigned as a director.

Roscan Minerals Corp. appointed Savary Gold Corp. President and CEO Don Dudek as a director.

Robert Gilmore decided not to stand for re-election on the board of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

Kestrel Gold Inc. named Kevin Nephin the interim CFO after Brendan Reeve stepped down from the role.

May 11

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera appointed Hernán de Solminihac and Ignacio Briones as new members of Codelco's board. Piñera is expected to choose a third board member in the coming days and elect a new chairman shortly, the company said.

India's ministry of steel named its joint secretary, Shri Puneet Kansal, as the government nominee director on the board of Steel Authority of India Ltd.

Dean Seavers was appointed as a nonexecutive director on the board of Albemarle Corp., effective May 8.

Kalia Ltd. elected Sean O'Brien as a nonexecutive director.

Technology Metals Australia Ltd. appointed Ian Prentice as managing director, effective immediately.

Darren Gordon resigned as a nonexecutive director of Genesis Minerals Ltd. due to other business commitments and executive responsibilities.

MX Gold Corp. President and COO Hugh Charles McPherson resigned from his position, effective May 7, but will continue as a member of the company's board.

Michael Thomson stepped down from the board of Metropolitan Energy Corp. and will be replaced by Christopher Fenn.