- Viking Mines (VKA) has appointed Julian Woodcock as Chief Executive Officer
- The company explores, develops and mines mineral deposits in West Africa, with three advanced gold projects located in the southern portion of the Ashanti Gold Belt
- Julian Woodcock will commence in his role immediately and actively work with CSA Global on the technical advancement of the high-grade gold projects
- Viking Mines shares are up 6.25 per cent, trading at 3.4 cents
Viking Mines (VKA) has appointed Julian Woodcock as Chief Executive Officer of the company.
The company was established in 2007 to explore, develop and mine mineral deposits in West Africa, with three advanced gold projects located in the Southern portion of the Ashanti Gold Belt, one of the most highly gold endowed and tightly held geological provinces in the world.
Julian Woodcock will commence in his role immediately, and will actively work with CSA Global on the technical advancement of the high-grade gold projects, located within the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, which are subject to a conditional acquisition agreement with Red Dirt Mining.
He’ll receive $225,000 in remuneration every year, excluding superannuation.
Upon completing continuous employment to November 30, 2021, and subject to shareholder approval, Julian will receive four million shares in the company, as well as four million performance shares.
Mr Woodcock is a geologist with over 19 years of experience in all aspects of the extractive and mineral exploration industry. He has direct association to notable multi-million ounce gold discoveries, having held various international positions for Gold Fields and Kinross Gold and previous appointments, including Exploration Manager for Evolution Mining’s (EVN) Mungari Operations and Gold Fields Australia at the St Ives Gold Mine.
“We are extremely pleased to have recruited a mining professional of the calibre of Julian in what is a pivotal time for our company,” Viking’s Chairman Mr Ray Whitten commented.
“We are very confident that Julian’s proven history of identifying new gold discoveries and advancement of both open pit and underground gold projects will successfully drive the project development and exploration plans for the high-grade First Hit Gold Mine and exploration upside, as part of the Red Dirt Project package.”
Viking Mines shares are up 6.25 per cent, trading at 3.4 cents at 1:40 pm AEDT.