Continental Gold Appoints James Gallagher to its Board of Directors
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 03, 2017) - Continental Gold Inc. (TSX: CNL) (OTCQX: CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James (Jim) Gallagher to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Gallagher, a Professional Mining Engineer, is President and Chief Executive Officer of North American Palladium Limited ("NAP"). He is a seasoned mining executive with over 30 years of progressive leadership experience in a series of roles spanning operations, projects, engineering, technology and consulting, including 24 years at Falconbridge Limited in a variety of operational and project management roles. Prior to joining NAP, Mr. Gallagher served as Global Director of Mining at Hatch Ltd., leading one of the largest mining EPCM teams in North America. Over his career, he has benchmarked mining and tunnelling operations on a global basis and has expertise in rapid development methodologies, mining methods, deep mining and the practical application of technology. Mr. Gallagher holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Canada.
Leon Teicher, Chairman of the Company, stated: "We are pleased to welcome Jim to the Continental Board of Directors. His extensive experience in operations, technical services and project development, and specific underground experience, will greatly add to our Board's capabilities as we work towards construction and operation of a large, competitive underground gold mine adhering to strict international standards at Buriticá."
"I am very pleased to be joining the Continental Board as the Company enters the next exciting phase of its growth, with the pending development and operation of the Buriticá mine," commented James Gallagher. "I look forward to contributing my expertise and experience to help the management team execute a successful project."
About Continental Gold
Continental Gold Inc. is an advanced-stage exploration and development company with an extensive portfolio of 100%-owned gold projects in Colombia. Formed in April 2007, the Company-led by an international management team with a successful track record of discovering and developing large high-grade gold deposits in Latin America-is focused on advancing its high-grade Buriticá gold project to production.