Barton Gold (ASX:BGD) is set to welcome Adelaide-based industry veteran Kenneth Williams as its new Chairman as it progresses exploration across its central Gawler Craton portfolio.
The appointment will see Mr Williams join the board as Non-Executive Director effective from 1st of May, before taking over as Non-Executive Chairman from 1st of July.
Mr Williams brings over 30 years of experience in mining, aviation, oil & gas and financial services, with a series senior finance roles including CFO at Normandy Mining, Group Finance Executive at Newmont Australia and Treasurer at Qantas (ASX:QAN).
He is currently Chair at Statewide Super, Non-Executive Director at Archer Materials (ASX:AXE), and a member of the Council of the University of Adelaide.
Additional prior roles include nine years as Director and Chair at AWE Limited (ASX:AWE) and Director at Queensland Cotton.
Speaking on his appointment, Mr Williams said: “I am delighted to join Barton Gold as it accelerates multiple corporate development initiatives. Since last year’s IPO the Barton team have demonstrated considerable exploration potential at the Tarcoola and Tunkillia Gold Projects, with a pipeline of new regional targets prospective for large-scale discoveries.
“Since last year’s IPO the Barton team have demonstrated considerable exploration potential at the Tarcoola and Tunkillia Gold Projects”
Barton has done an excellent job to-date establishing a strategic platform holding the substantial majority of regional gold JORC Resources, key mineral tenements, and a regional infrastructure monopoly.
Taken together, these assets offer multiple growth and development options, and I look forward to working with the team to build significant value for the Company’s shareholders.”
Mr Williams’ appointment coincides with the retirement of Non-Executive Chairman Mark Connelly effective from 30th of June, and Non Executive Director Richard Crookes effective from 1st of May.
Barton Gold Managing Director Alexander Scanlon added: “We are honoured to have had the endless support of two very highly experienced and reputable industry executives through the critical stages of Barton’s rapid evolution from acquiror to large-scale explorer, and on a personal note I am immensely grateful to each of Mark and Richard for their guidance in shaping numerous corporate, strategic and financial matters for the Company.
As an aspiring developer we will watch with great interest the continuing growth and evolution of Calidus Resources under Mark’s stewardship, and we wish Richard the very best of success with his new fund.
Barton is at an exciting stage in its ongoing corporate and project evolution. We are truly fortunate to have Ken’s support and confidence as we work to establish a new South Australian gold developer.”
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