Great Panther Mining Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:GPL) (TSE:GPR) says it has enhanced its senior management with the appointment of a new vice president (VP) of exploration and VP of people and culture.
Geologist Alan Hitchborn takes on the former role, while Lucie Gagnon becomes the latter.
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Hitchborn has a strong working knowledge of Spanish and over 40 years' experience, including 18 years with major mining companies and 20 years in senior management positions.
Gagnon joined Great Panther in April this year as director of human resources and brings over 15 years of human resources experience focused in the finance and mining industry.
She will provide leadership in talent acquisition and management, learning and development, and workforce planning.
In a statement last week, Great Panther revealed that CEO James Bannantine had left the firm with immediate effect following a decision by the company's board to effect a leadership change. Chairman Jeffrey Mason assumed the additional role of interim president and CEO until a permanent successor is in place.
"We are pleased to announce the further enhancement of our senior management team with these appointments," said Mason on Monday.
Experience and knowledge
"Alan's experience and technical knowledge, particularly in the area of resource development, complements that of our in-country exploration teams. While we anticipate that he will play a major role in unlocking the significant near-mine and regional exploration potential at the Tucano Mine Property, Alan also has extensive experience in Mexico, which will enhance our exploration programs there."
Mason added: "I wish to congratulate Lucie for her promotion to Vice President, People & Culture and will be working closely with her as we augment our team and pursue the important task of finding a new chief executive to lead Great Panther."
The company operates three mines including the Tucano Gold Mine in Amapá State, Brazil, and two primary silver mines in Mexico: the Guanajuato Mine Complex and the Topia Mine. Great Panther also owns the Coricancha Mine in Peru.
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