As announced to ASX on 28th August 2020, the directors of Zenith Minerals (ASX: ZNC) have elected Mr Peter Bird as non-executive chairman of the company, effective today, 30th September 2020. Peter joined the Zenith Board as a Non-Executive Director on 30th March 2020 as part of ongoing board renewal, and replaces outgoing chairman Mike Joyce.
Mr Joyce, having served as a Zenith director since listing in 2007, and as Chairman since 2013, has advised that he does not intend to nominate for re-election at Zenith’s Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) scheduled for late November 2020 and will retire at that time.
Peter Bird has extensive experience covering senior technical, management, investor relations and human resources positions with major mining companies such as Western Mining Corporation, Newmont and Normandy Mining. In addition, Peter has extensive expertise in equity markets including five years at Merrill Lynch Equities as an analyst.
More recently Peter has served in Board and executive roles both as a Managing Director and in the capacity of Non-Executive Chairman with several ASX listed resource companies, and as CEO and Deputy Chair of a UK Listed copper company. Peter holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In relation to the appointment Mr Bird made the following comments. “Zenith is entering an exciting phase in its life cycle having aggregated a strong foundation suite of precious and base metals projects, the most advanced of which are being evaluated with exploration drilling. This workstream will be ongoing. I would also take this opportunity to publicly thank outgoing Chairman Mike Joyce for a very positive and long-standing contribution to the business. Mike has shown great leadership and guidance. Mike should be regarded as one of the founders of the Company and we wish him every success in his private interests.”