- Southern Gold (SAU) appoints senior resource executive Robert Smillie as its new CEO and Managing Director
- Mr Smillie has been with Southern Gold as Exploration Manager since July 2021 and transitioned to CEO and Managing Director effective May 9, 2022
- Southern Gold’s primary focus remains on expanding its South Korean project and says Mr Smillie will “lead the company to exploration success”
- The company says drilling will begin this year after the discovery of high-grade precious metal deposits
- SAU shares trade flat at 4.8 cents
Southern Gold (SAU) has appointed senior resource executive, Robert Smillie, as its new CEO and Managing Director.
Mr Smillie had been working as the company’s Exploration Manager since July 5, 2022 in South Korea and transitioned to CEO and Managing Director effective from May 9, 2022.
Southern Gold has previously discovered high-grade precious metal deposits in South Korea and plans to commence drilling this year.
“As an Exploration Geologist first and foremost, I will be a very field-focussed and hands-on CEO and will continue working closely alongside our recently appointed and highly experienced Chief Geologist Scott Randall, fresh from exploration success in New Zealand which has strong geological parallels to South Korea,” Mr Smillie said.
Southern Gold said Mr Smillie will work closely alongside Chief Geologist Scott Randall who recently had exploration success in New Zealand.
Mr Smillie will receive an annual salary of $320,000 inclusive of superannuation and the provision of accommodation in South Korea.
SAU shares are unchanged, trading at 4.8 cents per share.