Rupert Resources Ltd (“Rupert” or the “Company”) announces the retirement of Brian Hinchcliffe as Executive Chairman and the appointment of Gunnar Nilsson as Non Executive Chairman. Brian Hinchcliffe has stepped aside to focus on other business interests but will continue to act as an advisor to the Company.
Brian Hinchcliffe, outgoing Executive Chairman of the Company said “Northern Finland has emerged in the last five years as the host of a number of important gold and base metal deposits. Rupert’s Pahtavaara Project is well positioned, with it’s 290km2 contiguous land position and permitted 1400 tpd mill, to benefit from the new focus and investment in the region. Gunnar Nilsson with his decades of senior business experience in Europe, will bring the skill set required to compliment existing management and commercially advance all the Company’s Finnish projects.”
Gunnar Nilsson, Non Executive Chairman of Rupert Resources said, “I am delighted to join the Board of Rupert Resources and look forward to working with James Withall and his team. On behalf of the Board I would like to acknowledge the contribution made by Brian Hinchcliffe to Rupert Resources over a number of years, in particular his role in the acquisition and initial development of the Pahtavaara Project and we are grateful that he will continue to lend his expertise to the Company in an advisory capacity.”
Notes to the Editors
Gunnar Nilsson was previously a Director of Northern Aspect Resources Limited, which was acquired by Rupert Resources in May 2018. Prior to this Mr Nilsson held senior roles at Johnson & Johnson and Svenska Cellulosa/Mölnlycke before retiring to act as a private investor. Mr Nilsson has over 30 years experience of developing and operating businesses in Europe and through joint venture companies outside Europe.
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