Vista Gold yesterday announced that Brent Murdoch has been appointed as General Manager of the company’s Mt. Todd gold project in Northern Territory, Australia. Mr. Murdoch will be responsible for building the Mt. Todd operating team; developing operating systems, processes, and policies; managing local stakeholder relationships; and managing the operation of the Mt. Todd mine.
Mr. Murdoch comes to Vista Gold with 24 years of experience, including over 10 years in mine start-ups and large project construction. He has substantial mining industry experience, including project experience in gold, manganese, iron ore, and copper.
Most recently, Mr. Murdoch served as the Ore Processing Facility Manager at the Solomon Mine in Western Australia for Leighton Contractors and was also the Commissioning Manager for Leighton Contractors at the Yandi Mine, General Manager of OM Manganese Pty Ltd, and General Manager – Construction for Harmony Gold at the Hidden Valley Mine. Brent’s previous work in the Northern Territory earned him significant recognition from the Northern Land Council for his work in developing training programs for indigenous workers.
Vista’s President and CEO, Fred Earnest, remarked, “We are very pleased to have Brent join Vista and lead the Mt. Todd project team. Brent has been involved in the development of large projects and understands what is required to effectively implement project development both in Australia and in tropical environments. Brent lives and works in the Northern Territory and understands the priorities of the local community and the rich cultural values of the Jawoyn aboriginal people. We look forward to the contributions he will make as we complete a preliminary feasibility study of the world-class Mt. Todd gold project and transition to the completion of a feasibility study next year.”
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