Classic Minerals Ltd is very pleased to announce the appointment of Indigenous woman Gillian King to the role of non-executive director.

Ms. King said she was excited to be appointed to the board of Classic Minerals (ASX:CLZ) as it looks to move into gold production at the Kat Gap Gold Project in Western Australia.

“Being of Noongar and Gurindji descent I look forward to working with the Indigenous staff, and applying my skills in human resources and Indigenous affairs,” King said. “This is an exciting time to be joining Classic Minerals.”

Chairman John Lester said he was thoroughly impressed with Ms. King’s knowledge, communication and understanding of the company’s Indigenous staff.

“The board is delighted to now have a gender diversified board and secured the services of Gillian for this pivotal role,” Lester said.

“Gillian brings a wealth of experience in human resources and Indigenous affairs.”

Board’s diverse skill set

Lester added that King would greatly add to the skill set of current directors Stephen O’Grady, Fred Salkanovic and Lu Ning Yi.

The chairman said O’Grady had contributed to the successful development of 84 open cut projects, many of which had turned into productive and viable mines.

Salkanovic has a deep knowledge of the mining and resources sector in Australia, with key competencies in exploration, materials processing and logistics in relation to junior mining companies.

“Together with the financial knowledge of Lu, a well-known businessman with important connections in the Chinese arena and myself, I feel the company is transformed and positioned to deliver shareholder wealth,” Lester said.

King’s Pilbara chops

Qualified in training, assessing and mentoring Indigenous staff for retention in their employment, King has experience in a variety of professional appointments and in business.

She has been an employment consultant working with remote Indigenous clients in the Pilbara where she assisted with work placements as well as business ownership and financial management.

King obtained a Certificate in Metalliferous Mining Open Cut and, due to her industry and efforts, was a finalist in the Training and Excellence Awards 2004. Additionally, she has experience in haulage and in laboratory analysis.

King has also been employed with the Disability Services Commission as a social trainer and as an Indigenous support worker for families experiencing domestic violence situations.




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