07/05/2015 - 12:42

Edwardes appointed as Atlas director

07/05/2015 - 12:42

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Atlas Iron has appointed its project adviser and former Western Australian politician Cheryl Edwardes to its board as a director.

New Atlas Iron director Cheryl Edwardes.

Atlas Iron has appointed its project adviser and former Western Australian politician Cheryl Edwardes to its board as a director.

Mrs Edwardes, who is also chairman of uranium miner and Andrew Forrest-backed Vimy Resources, will be the second woman on Atlas’s six-member board.

She has provided strategic advice to Atlas since 2013 as an employee and solicitor, and will continue that role while taking on new duties as a director.

Mrs Edwardes was previously a WA member of parliament where she served as attorney-general, minister for the environment, and minister for labour relations.

Atlas chairman David Flanagan said her experience would be invaluable to the company as it continued to confront challenges stemming from the fall in the iron ore price.

“Cheryl’s skills span the business and political divide in WA, ensuring she will play a critical role in devising and implementing Atlas’ strategy to be a successful iron ore producer in a challenging environment,” he said.

Atlas Iron shares were unchanged at 12 cents a share at 12:45pm.

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