Erris Resources: Appointment of new Chief Executive Officer
Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Erris Resources plc, the European focused mineral exploration company with a portfolio of zinc and base metals projects in Ireland and gold projects in Sweden, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anton du Plessis as Chief Executive Officer, effective today. The appointment follows the resignation of Merlin Marr-Johnson as a director of the Company, also today, who has elected to step down to pursue other business interests.
The appointment as Chief Executive Officer has been approved by the Board of Erris Resources and Mr du Plessis will join the Board upon completion of director checks by the Company’s Nominated Adviser, which are underway. A further announcement will be made in due course regarding Mr du Plessis’ appointment to the Board of Erris Resources.
Mr du Plessis has over 20 years’ experience in the finance sector. During this time, he has held senior positions at several international investment banks including CIBC (The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce), Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley with a focus on advising natural resources companies on the execution of strategic and financing transactions. He has worked on transactions across a range of commodities and for a number of leading global players including Anglogold Ashanti, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. Prior to embarking on his investment banking career, Mr du Plessis worked for the Anglo American group in a corporate finance and business development capacity.
Jeremy Martin, Chairman of Erris Resources, commented, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Merlin for his work for Erris Resources over the past year as it transitioned into a publicly listed company, and welcome Anton to the Company. Attracting someone of Anton’s calibre, with a track record of advising leading mining companies, will be a positive addition to the team. He has invaluable specialist knowledge, experience and a wealth of international industry contacts, which will be of particular value as we work to build the value in Erris Resources through the development of our asset portfolio and its strategy to identify high value opportunities.”https://www.errisresources.com/