Pretium Resources Inc. Appoints Experienced Underground Mining Executive Jacques Perron as President and CEO
Mr. Perron’s career of more than 35 years in the global mining industry has included extensive technical and operational experience. Most recently Mr. Perron was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. until it was acquired by Centerra Gold Inc in 2016. He joined Thompson Creek as Chief Executive Officer in 2013 and took on the additional role of President in 2014.
Among his previous senior executive positions in mining, he was President and CEO of St. Andrew Goldfields (2007-2013), Senior Vice President of Iamgold (2006-2007) and Senior Vice President Canada of Cambior Inc. (2004-2006).
Mr. Perron has been a director of the Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation since 2007. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from l'?cole Polytechnique de Montr?al.
Mr. Perron succeeds Joseph Ovsenek, who was Pretivm’s President and CEO since 2017, President since 2015 and Executive Vice-President and Chief Development Officer from 2011 to 2015.
“The Board thanks Joe for his commitment to Pretivm’s success as the Brucejack Mine advanced from discovery through development and financing and into profitable operations,” said Board Chair Richard O’Brien. “We welcome Jacques and look forward to working with him as he brings his operational experience and professional insights to drive the continued success of Pretivm.”
“I am excited to be joining the team at Pretivm,” stated Mr. Perron. “l look forward to the significant opportunities we have as we continue to improve operational performance at Brucejack, advance the exploration potential at the company’s properties and create value for all our stakeholders and shareholders,” said Mr. Perron.
Pretivm’s Board of Directors intends to appoint Mr. Perron as a director following the Company’s annual general meeting of shareholders, effective May 1, 2020.
Pretivm is an intermediate gold producer with the high-grade gold underground Brucejack Mine.
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