Centaurus Metals announced a series of new senior appointments centered on the recently acquired Jaguar nickel sulphide project in northern Brazil. John Westdorp has been appointed as CFO and will also transition to the role of company secretary when Paul Bridson steps down in early 2020. Westdorp was previously CFO and company secretary of Centaurus between 2012 and 2015, and has since held the role of CFO and interim CEO of MZI Resources Ltd. Roger Fitzhardinge has been appointed as operations manager–nickel. Fitzhardinge is a geologist with 20 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry, including almost 10 years with Centaurus, where he was originally appointed as senior geologist and subsequently as exploration manager. John Knoblauch has been engaged as principal metallurgist. Most recently, he spent almost 10 years with midtier copper producer Sandfire Resources, where he held the roles of senior project/process engineer and subsequently principal metallurgist. Grant “Rocky” Osborne has been engaged as principal geoscientist. Osborne has more than 40 years of experience in international mineral exploration and underground mining, with particular expertise in nickel and gold. Osborne has worked with the Mitchell River Group as chief geologist for Albidon Ltd. and Mirabela Nickel Ltd.
img: John Westdorp (left),Roger Fitzhardinge (right)