West Australian gold explorer Focus Minerals (ASX: FML) has appointed highly experienced metallurgist and mining executive Rod Johns as a non-executive independent director of the company, effective from 4 September 2020.
Mr Johns, a graduate of the WA School of Mines, will bring significant technical and financial expertise to the Focus boardroom as the Company advances its Laverton and Coolgardie Gold Projects.
Mr Johns has extensive experience in the WA gold sector, having held senior positions at Delta Gold, Placer Dome, La Mancha Resources and Echo Resources that included oversight and delivery of growth strategies, new processing plants and mine optimisations. In addition to his current role as a consultant to the WA mining sector, Mr Johns is a Non-Executive Director of Beacon Minerals (ASX: BCN).
Commenting on Mr Johns’ appointment, Focus Minerals Non-Executive Chairman, Mr Dianfei Pei, said: “I am delighted to welcome Rod to our board at an exciting time for Focus and all of our shareholders. Focus is pushing ahead with our Laverton and Coolgardie gold projects and will be able to benefit greatly from Rod’s background and expertise in metallurgy as well as project development.”