RAPAPORT... Eira Thomas joined the board of directors of Kaminak Gold Corporation and on March 1 she will succeed Rob Carpenter as its president and CEO. Kaminak Gold also appointed Richard J. Hall and Bradley J. Blacketor to its board today. In addition, Garth Kirkham has stepped down from his board position.
Thomas is currently a director with Suncor Energy Inc., Dundee Precious Metals Inc., Strongbow Exploration Inc., Lucara Diamond Corp. and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Previously, Thomas was the president, CEO and a director at Stornoway Diamond Corporation and has been recognized as "Canada's Top 40 under 40" and "Top 100 Canada's Most Powerful Women" among many other accolades.
John Robins, the chairman of the Kaminak board, said, "I would like to welcome Eira Thomas, Ritch Hall and Brad Blacketor to the Kaminak team. In addition, I would like to personally thank Rob Carpenter for his commitment to Kaminak and the Coffee Project. Rob's passion and leadership have helped guide Kaminak towards becoming one of Canada's most respected exploration companies. With the track record and skill-sets that Eira, Ritch and Brad bring to Kaminak, we are now in a very strong position to capitalize on the outstanding work of Rob and his team as we continue to advance the Coffee Gold Project towards development."
Carpenter added, "There is nothing more fulfilling than the creation of shareholder value especially when it's done through the discovery of a plus-three million ounce inferred gold resource. I am extremely pleased with our company's accomplishments and proud of the team we have assembled. My decision to leave Kaminak has been a very difficult one for me, but I am confident that under the leadership of my friend and colleague, Eira Thomas, our company is in good hands. I would like to thank our shareholders, the Kaminak team and our Board of Directors for their support of our work to date."