Detour Gold has named Frazer Bourchier as its new chief operating officer, effective Jan. 3, 2018.
Bourchier is a professional mining engineer with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in applied science and engineering from the University of Toronto, and has more than 28 years of domestic and international experience in the mining industry.
He has worked with companies such as Placer Dome, Barrick Gold, Silver Wheaton, and Intrepid Mines. Bourchier has held positions including mining manager, operations manager and mine general manager.
Since 2012, Bourchier has served as COO for Nevsun Resources Ltd., providing leadership for the successful development of the copper and zinc expansion projects at the Bisha open-pit operations in Eritrea.
"We are excited to have attracted a high-calibre individual with a diverse skill set, including having served as a COO for the past six years, with extensive experience in open pit mining and having worked in a variety of capacities for both smaller and larger mining companies," Detour president Paul Martin said in a news release.
"Frazer is a highly respected leader known throughout the sector, and will play a significant role in further advancing the safe performance of the Detour Lake mine, while building Detour Gold into a leading intermediate gold producer. We all look forward to working with him in the new year."
Detour Gold operates the Detour Lake gold mine, north of Cochrane, which has open-pit gold reserves of 16.5 million ounces and a mine life of 23 years.
It is currently in the process of expanded into its Detour West gold project, which has a mineral reserve of 1.8 million ounces of gold.