Group 6 Metals (ASX: G6M) has appointed Keith McKnight as its new CEO as the company moves forward with redevelopment at its flagship Dolphin Tungsten Mine on King Island in the Bass Strait.
Mr McKnight brings over 22 years of hands on experience in project delivery and management in the mining and energy sectors, with experience in mechanical design, contract management, construction management, commissioning and operations management. Previous roles include Managing Director and co-founder of Kirrama Resources Limited, a commodities development company with chromite and manganese projects in Madagascar.
Speaking on the appointment, Group 6 Metals Executive Chairman Johann Jacobs said: “On behalf of the Board, it is with great pleasure that I welcome Keith to the Group 6 Metals executive team. Over the past three years, Group 6 Metals has focused on raising the financing and securing the offtake required to enable the redevelopment of the Dolphin Tungsten Mine located on King Island, Tasmania.
“We are delighted to attract an executive of the calibre of Keith to lead the Company, and are excited to continue developing the Dolphin Tungsten Mine under his leadership”
As the Company is now entering the next phase of its development, it is necessary to engage an executive with the appropriate skills, and Keith fulfils these criteria. We are delighted to attract an executive of the calibre of Keith to lead the Company, and are excited to continue developing the Dolphin Tungsten Mine under his leadership.”
Mr McKnight added: “Having the opportunity to lead Group 6 Metals through its next phase of growth is an honour and a privilege. G6M is a company with a strong foundation for growth, underpinned by its world-class tungsten asset at Dolphin on King Island, with a talented team who are passionate about their industry and community. The Company, its partners and shareholders have much to look forward to in 2022. The opportunity to lead this team as we work towards production at Dolphin and pursue critical mass is exciting.”
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