29/06/2016 - 13:56

Bilbe, Kiernan join local explorers

29/06/2016 - 13:56

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Senior mining figures Peter Bilbe and Anthony Kiernan have joined the boards of local companies Intermin Resources and Pilbara Minerals respectively.

Bilbe, Kiernan join local explorers

Senior mining figures Peter Bilbe and Anthony Kiernan have joined the boards of local companies Intermin Resources and Pilbara Minerals respectively.

Mr Bilbe, who chairs Independence Group and Northern Iron, has joined the board of gold hopeful Intermin Resources as a non-executive director.

Intermin chairman Peter Hunt said the company was pleased to gain Mr Bilbe’s valuable experience in the resources sector.

“His appointment will enhance the mining capability and capacity at board level as the business moves forward with mine development, aggressive exploration and further value accretive acquisitions,” Mr Hunt said.

Pilbara, meanwhile, officially announced Mr Kiernan as its incoming chairman, succeeding Tony Leibowitz who tendered his resignation today.

Mr Leibowitz will step down from the board on Friday.

Mr Kiernan is the founding chairman of iron ore miner BC Iron and still remains in that role.

He also serves as chairman of Chalice Gold Mines and Venturex Resources, and is also a director at Danakali.

“I am delighted to accept the opportunity to be chairman of Pilbara at this stage of its development,” Mr Kiernan said.

“This company is ideally positioned to continue its rapid growth and be a global leader in the rapidly growing lithium market.”

Pilbara managing director Ken Brinsden said Mr Kiernan was a respected and highly credentialed company director, with extensive experience across all facets of the mining and exploration industries.

In other news, Flinders Mines announced today that the position Ian Gordon held as managing director had been made redundant.

In a brief statement, Flinders chairman Robert Kennedy thanked Mr Gordon for his contribution over the past two years.

Intermin shares were 9 per cent lower to 10 cents each, while Pilbara shares gained 4.5 per cent to 57.5 cents each just prior to the close of trade.

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