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Executive, director moves through Oct. 13

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.

Oct. 9

Patrick Corr was named as a nonexecutive director of Dempsey Minerals Ltd.

Marcus Flis agreed to join the board of Cervantes Corp. Ltd. as a nonexecutive director.

Scotgold Resources Ltd. added Richard Barker to its board as a new director, with immediate effect.

Sula Iron & Gold Plc nonexecutive technical director Howard Baker resigned from the company, effective immediately.

Timberline Resources Corp. director Giulio Bonifacio stepped down from the company's board, effective Oct. 5, due to other commitments.

Oct. 10

Harvey Kaplan was appointed as a nonexecutive director of Strategic Energy Resources Ltd., effective Oct. 10, as Peter Armitage resigned from the company's board. Concurrently, Stuart Rechner was named Strategic Energy's executive chairman.

Jay Chmelauskas will succeed Gerald McCarvill as the chairman of Aurvista Gold Corp., though McCarvill will remain on the company's board. Aurvista CFO Bryan Keeler also retired and will be replaced by Gregg Orr.

Oct. 11

Scott Williamson was named as managing director of Blackstone Minerals Ltd.

Richard Hill was appointed CFO of Egan Street Resources Ltd., effective Oct. 10. Hill most recently served as CFO of Millennium Minerals Ltd.

Avira Energy Ltd. CFO Jacqueline Butler will be succeeded by Mike Liang, effective Oct. 16.

Strategic Energy Resources Ltd. director Anthony Rechner resigned from the company's board, effective Oct. 11, while David DeTata was named as a nonexecutive director of the company.

Adex Mining Inc. director Linda Lam Kwan was named as the company's CEO to replace Yan Kim Po, who has served as the company's interim CEO since 2012. Both Po and Kwan will remain members of Adex Mining's board. Olga Balanovskaya was also appointed as the miner's CFO, succeeding Doug Bolton, who held the role on an interim basis since 2013. Finally, Wong Kwok Keung was added to the company's board to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Joseph Lau Ying Kit.

Anu Dhir joined the board of Taseko Mines Ltd. as an independent nonexecutive director. Dhir also serves as a nonexecutive director of Golden Star Resources Ltd.

Metallic Minerals Corp. Chairman and CEO Greg Johnson was named Group Ten Metals Inc.'s executive chairman. Group Ten also added Gregor Hamilton to its board as a nonexecutive director, while Garth Kirkham resigned from the company's board.

Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. Executive Chairman Benjamin Cox stepped down from the company's board.

Golden Arrow Resources Corp. director Taylor Thoen resigned from the company's board, while Alfred Hills was named as a new Golden Arrow director.

Cardinal Resources Ltd. added Jacques McMullen and Michele Muscillo to its board as nonexecutive directors, effective immediately. McMullen is a former executive of Barrick Gold Corp. and is a director of NewCastle Gold Ltd., while Muscillo currently serves as a nonexecutive director of Aeris Resources Ltd. and Xanadu Mines Ltd.

Former Macarthur Minerals Ltd. CEO Joe Phillips was named an executive director of the company, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Macarthur Minerals will also enter into a consultancy agreement with Phillips in the near future.

Arctic Star Exploration Corp. director Christopher Campbell resigned from the company's board, effective Oct. 6.

Discovery Harbour Resources Corp. Interim CEO and director Mark Fields was named as the company's president after James Cross resigned from the post.

Oct. 12

Michael Povey was appointed as a nonexecutive director of Surefire Resources NL, effective immediately, replacing John Wareing who is stepping down.

Donald Rauch joined the board of Tombstone Exploration Corp. as a new director.

WestKam Gold Corp. President, CEO and director Matt Wayrynen resigned from the company, effective Oct. 11. Dana Dziurzynski, who also serves as a WestKam director, was named as the company's president and CEO.

Wayne Hubert was appointed as the CEO of InZinc Mining Ltd. Hubert is also a director of Austral Gold Ltd. and Candelaria Mining Corp.

Oct. 13

Ardea Resources Ltd. added Ian Buchhorn to its board as technical executive director, with immediate effect, moving from a nonexecutive role.

Gregory Starr joined the board of Diatreme Resources Ltd. as a nonexecutive director.

Yari Nieken was appointed as CEO and as a director of Southern Lithium Corp.

Confederation Minerals Ltd. director Carl Hering resigned from the company's board.