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Executive, director moves through Dec. 15

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. 11

Hardey Resources Ltd., formerly Elysium Resources Ltd., named Matthew Bowles nonexecutive director, effective immediately, while Robin Armstrong stepped down from the company's board.

Mark Stewart will join Havilah Resources Ltd. as a nonexecutive director following the company's annual general meeting Dec. 12. Paul Mertin, who served as a nonexecutive director of Havilah since October 2013, will resign following Stewart's appointment.

NMG Corp. Ltd. Finance Director Jonathan Pager stepped down, effective Dec. 8, to focus on other business opportunities.

Bill Guy resigned as an executive director of Longford Resources Ltd. but will continue to assist the company on a consulting basis, as required.

Siburan Resources Ltd. named Dale Klynhout to its board as a nonexecutive director.

Graeme Hogan was appointed CFO and company secretary of Metminco Ltd., effective Dec. 11. Hogan replaces Brian Jones, who filled the roles on an interim basis.

Trilogy Metals Inc. named William Iggiagruk Hensley, an Alaska Native leader, to its board.

Alex Polevoy resigned as a director of Cerro Mining Corp. following the appointment of David Eaton to the company's board.

First Energy Metals Ltd. director Richard Haines stepped down to attend to increasing business commitments. Haines will be replaced by Paul Taggar, effective immediately.

Feisal Somji was not re-elected to the board of Rokmaster Resources Corp. following the company's annual general meeting, where shareholders voted to set the number of directors at five instead of six as proposed by management. Incumbent directors Michael Cowin, John Mirko, David Moore and Larry Okada, meanwhile, were elected.

Former Zazu Metals Corp. President and COO Michael Steeves was appointed to Alto Ventures Ltd.'s board.

Dec. 12

Jun Lyu and Ying Liu were appointed as nonexecutive directors of RMA Energy Ltd. following the resignations of Debao Mao and Weihong Qin. Liu also replaced Mao as chairman.

EPower Metals Inc. director William Hughes resigned and will be replaced by Gregg Bruce.

Charles Entrekin will retire as chairman of Melior Resources Inc., effective from the company's annual general meeting Dec. 13, and will be replaced by Martyn Buttenshaw, who has served as a director of Melior for the past three years and is a managing director at Pala Investments, the company's largest shareholder.

Icon Exploration Inc. appointed Stephen McNeill as a director to replace John Gamble, who stepped down from the company's board to pursue other business interests.

Taung Gold International Ltd. executive director Phen Chun Shing Vincent was named to the board of Agritrade Resources Ltd. as an independent nonexecutive director.

Jeremy South and Gage Jull were appointed as independent directors of Aldridge Minerals Inc.

Ge Hui Yun tendered her resignation as an independent nonexecutive director of Real Gold Mining Ltd. due to other work commitments.

NexGen Energy Ltd. director Mark O'Dea stepped down due to the growing demands of his other professional commitments.

Lawrence Roulston and Sorin Posescu will join the board of Auramex Resource Corp.

Cava Resources Inc. named Brian Stecyk and Chris Hopkins to its board while Alex Falconer and John Hickey resigned as directors. Hopkins was also appointed CFO.

Pepcap Resources Inc. accepted the resignations of Claus Andrup as president, CEO and a director, and Gavin Cooper as CFO. Cooper will continue as a consultant while the company searches for a replacement.

Dec. 13

Michael Newman bowed out from the board of Red Pine Exploration Inc. due to health concerns.

Cresval Capital Corp. named Akash Patel to its board following the resignation of Bruno Barde as a director.

Michael Lerner was appointed as president, CEO and a director of Fairmont Resources Inc. Lerner replaces Michael Dehn, who resigned from the executive roles but will continue as a director.

Corex Gold Corp. welcomed Chester Millar to its board.

Dec. 14

Brett Clark joined the board of Avenira Ltd. as an independent nonexecutive director.

Contact Gold Corp. founder and director Andrew Farncomb was named to the board of Excellon Resources Inc.

David Netherway was appointed as an independent nonexecutive director of Kore Potash Ltd. Netherway is the chairman of Altus Strategies Plc, Canyon Resources Ltd. and Kilo Goldmines Ltd.

Arianne Phosphate Inc. approved the appointment of Dominique Bouchard as executive chairman. Bouchard has been a member of the company's board since 2013 and has previously served as its executive vice chairman.

Garnet Dawson did not stand for re-election as a director of Bullman Minerals Inc. during its annual general meeting and will be replaced by Yingting Guo.

MOAG Copper Gold Resources Inc. director James Buckler resigned.

Lorne Anderson joined the board of Copper North Mining Corp. Anderson was a director of Tahoe Resources Inc.

Agustin de Aliaga Fernandini, Claudio Ermirio de Moraes and David Robert Davies submitted their resignations as directors of Nexa Resources SA during a Dec. 14 board meeting. Daniella Elena Dimitrov, Edward Ruiz and Jane Sadowsky will be appointed as their replacements, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Dec. 15

Andrew Tunks decided to step down as CEO of Auroch Minerals Ltd. to pursue new opportunities but agreed to lend his consulting services as required. Tunks has been CEO since January 2015.

Venture Minerals Ltd. tapped Andrew Radonjic to serve as managing director, replacing Hamish Halliday, who will resign but will continue as a nonexecutive director and corporate consultant. Radonjic has been a director of Venture Minerals since its inception and has been technical director for the past eight years.

David Frances resigned as CEO and managing director of Novo Lítio Ltd., effective Dec. 15, for personal reasons but will continue to work closely as an adviser to the company. He will be replaced by Francis Wedin, the company's executive technical director, on an interim basis.

Karnalyte Resources Inc. named Danielle Favreau as CFO. Favreau has been with the company since 2015, first joining as controller and later appointed as interim CFO.

Quartz Mountain Resources Ltd. reshuffled its board and management as it prepares to assess the potential acquisition of exploration projects. Robert Dickinson was named as executive chairman and CEO, while Rene Carrier and Leonie Tomlinson were appointed directors. Scott Cousens resigned as chairman and a director, Ronald Thiessen stepped down as president CEO and a director, and David Mordant resigned as a director.

Gervaise Heddle stepped down as a nonexecutive director of Thor Mining PLC, effective Dec. 14, to focus on his other business interests. The company, meanwhile, will appoint an additional mining industry professional to its board to assist in project development, given the progress it has recently made.