Celsius Resources Limited (ASX: CLA) has appointment highly experienced mining executive, Blair Sergeant, as the company’s Executive Director – Corporate.
Mr Sergeant was the former Founding Managing Director of Lemur Resources Limited, an ASX listed coal exploration and development company, as well as the former Finance Director of Coal of Africa Limited, who together with the MD, grew the company from a sub-$2 million market capitalisation to over $1.5 billion at its peak.
In the capacity of Finance Director, Mr Sergeant also oversaw the development and construction of two operating mines, one underground and one open pit, with total production capacity of over 8mtpa. During his career, Mr Sergeant has also held the position of Managing Director, Non- Executive Director and/or Company Secretary for numerous listed entities across a broad spectrum of industry.
Mr Sergeant graduated from Curtin University, Western Australia with a Bachelor of Business and subsequently, a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Administration. He is a Chartered Secretary, member of the Governance Institute of Australia, member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate of the Australian Certified Practising Accountants. Blair is currently a Non-Executive Director Rincon Resources Limited (ASX: RCR), Bowen Coking Coal Ltd (ASX: BCB) Ikwezi Mining Limited (ASX: IKW) and Vmoto Limited (ASX: VMT).
In conjunction with Mr. Sergeant joining the board Brendan Borg has resigned as a Non-Executive Director to the Celsius Board of Directors. Mr Borg has been a Director of Celsius since April 2017.
Celsius Chairman Martin Buckingham welcomed Mr Sergeant’s appointment.
“I am delighted to welcome Blair to the company and believe he will assist in raising the company’s profile. I would also like to thank Brendan for his work for Celsius over the last four years, particularly over the recent transition period and wish him all the best with his future endeavours”.
Mr Sergeant said he is looking forward to the role.
“Particularly given the quality of CLA’s MCB Copper/Gold project, which is clearly comparable to numerous Tier 1 global copper assets, but also the advanced nature of the MGB project, which is much further advanced on the development curve than most.
“I’m also very excited to be working with such a great team, whose depth of experience in the Philippines is outstanding and more than capable of successfully advancing and developing a copper project of this quality”.
Mr Sergeant will take responsibility for the company’s corporate affairs, including investor and shareholder relations, presentations and roadshows to brokers, investors and institutional funds within Australia and coordinating the company’s IR / PR strategy.
Celsius recently commenced drilling at its MCB copper-gold project in the Philippines.
Just weeks after finalising acquisition of the JORC-resourced project located on the Philippines largest island of Luzon, Celsius’ subsidiary Makilala Mining is already drilling ahead at the high-class Maalinao- Caigutan-Biyog (MCB) project.