Detour Gold has appointed Bill Williams as its interim CEO.
Williams was appointed to the board of directors during the company’s special shareholder meeting on Dec. 13 when former interim CEO, Michael Kenyon, and more than half of its directors were ousted and replaced with new directors.
The company said it was confident that Williams would “provide proven experience, expert skills and competent guidance” while Detour looked for a permanent CEO.
“The board would like to thank Bill for stepping into the role of Interim CEO as we continue with the search for a new permanent CEO,” Detour Gold chair James Gowans said in a Jan. 3 news release.
“We thank Michael for his service to Detour Gold as a director over the past 10 years and as interim CEO over the past seven months, and wish him the best in his future endeavours."
A certified professional geologist, Williams has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry.
As a consultant, he is retained for services such as mining company and project valuations and evaluations, risk analysis related to mining companies and projects, planning of development projects, permitting strategies, service as executive officer or director and other pertinent subjects and positions related to mining activities.
He is a former CEO, director and president of Orvana Minerals Corp., and previously was a vice-president for Phelps Dodge Exploration. Williams currently sits on the board of directors of Zinc One Resources Inc.
Detour Gold operates the Detour Lake gold mine, located 300 kilometres northeast of Timmins.