Triton Minerals Ltd.: Strengthens Board & Management with Key Appointments
- Mr Garth Higgo appointed Managing Director
- Mr Rodney Baxter appointed Non-Executive Director
- Mr Patrick Ellis appointed Chief Operating Officer
- Mr Richard Jarvis appointed Chief Financial Officer
Triton's Chairman, Mr Christopher Catlow said "these key appointments strengthen the leadership team required to transition from explorer to producer as we move the Company forward."
Mr Garth Higgo, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2015 has been appointed Managing Director and will drive the development of the Company's asset base, which includes the world's largest-known combined graphite-vanadium resource.
Mr Higgo has a 35 year career spanning executive positions in civil engineering construction, investment banking, mining corporate finance, project development, mining operations, heavy haulage rail, mining engineering services and EPCM contracting. He was most recently the Global Director - Mining for Aurecon Group and was previously Global Director with Calibre Global in Australia, where he was responsible for growing the business into the largest heavy haul rail project delivery and engineering company in the world. Mr Higgo was previously the COO for Consolidated Minerals and CEO for Firestone Energy Ltd. Prior to 2006, Mr Higgo had a long career at global miner, Anglo American Plc
Following the close of the recent successful Entitlement Offer which raised $4 million, Triton has confirmed the appointment of experienced executive and director, Mr Rodney Baxter as a Non-Executive Director.
Mr Baxter has 25 years of operational and executive leadership experience in the resources and engineering services sector. He has previously served as Managing Director of engineering, asset management and construction services company Calibre Group, Managing Director of manganese miner Consolidated Minerals and Divisional Director of Anglo American Platinum. He has also served on the boards of Murchison Metals and Jabiru Metals.
Mr Higgo will be supported at an executive level by Mr Patrick Ellis as Chief Operating Officer and Richard Jarvis as Chief Financial Officer. Ms Paige Exley will move to full time Company Secretary and Group Financial Controller.
Mr Ellis has over 30 years of experience in the international and domestic mineral resources sector, during this time he has held executive roles within the Leighton Group (now CIMIC), Newcrest, Allied Mining, Macmahon and Murray & Roberts. He is a new venture and major project development specialist having held accountability at over 40 mining and processing operations in Africa, Asia, New Zealand and Australia, often managing multisite and remotely located operations simultaneously. His operational portfolio is characterised by successful change management and redirection initiatives. He has experience in coal and metalliferous minerals including gold, PGM's, base metals, and manganese. Mr Ellis is recognised in the mining industry as a leader in the development of innovative solutions and new technology deployment. Recently he was involved in the pioneering developments of major coal mines in Mozambique and is credentialed in the paradigms of the region.
Mr Jarvis is a Chartered Certified Accountant with 20 years finance and accounting experience gained in public practice and in the international resources sector. Mr Jarvis has held senior executive and management roles with various Australian and London-listed resource companies, including Nyota Minerals Ltd., Sylvania Resources Limited and Fluormin Plc He has substantial experience operating in a wide range of jurisdictions including Australia, UK and several parts of Africa.
Mr Garth Higgo said "the Company is now well positioned for the future. I believe Triton has the foundations of an excellent Board and Management team to take the Company forward through to mining and production. The Management team has substantial experience in exploration, development and mining in Africa and I am confident that this new team will be able to deliver in the growth of the Company and shareholder value."
About Triton Minerals Ltd:
Triton Minerals Ltd. (ASX:TON) is an ASX listed, responsible mineral explorer and resource management company headquartered in Perth, Australia.<br /><br />Led by a highly experienced management team, Triton Minerals' vision is to grow shareholder's value through discovery or development of base metal, gold and other precious metal deposits.<br /><br />Triton has made excellent progress with its three Graphite projects located in the Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique, with the program successfully identifying a number of graphitic exposures.<br /><br />It is the Company's belief that the Mozambique, Balama North Project could host multiple and very substantial world class graphite deposits.<br />
Triton Minerals Ltd.
Garth Higgo, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: + 61 8 6489 2555
Paige Exley, Company Secretary
Tel: + 61 8 6489 2555