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BUNKER HILL ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN MANAGEMENT
Bunker Hill Mining Corp. has appointed Sam Ash as president and chief executive officer to replace in this position John Ryan. Mr. Ryan will continue to serve the company as a member of the board of directors.
"On behalf of Bunker Hill Mining's board of directors, I am very pleased to welcome Sam Ash as the new CEO," said Richard Williams, chairman of Bunker Hill Mining. "He is an experienced, visionary and modernizing mining leader with extensive underground mining and commercial experience, and a diverse operational background. We are very excited by his commitment and transformational vision for the mine.
"I also wish to thank John Ryan for his tremendous service in his role as president and chief executive officer during the transitional period and for his continued and valued support to Sam, myself and the whole Bunker Hill team."
Mr. Ash was a partner from 2015 at Barrick Gold Corp. and held various roles over his nine years employed there. These include three years as general manager of the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia, technical support manager to Barrick's copper business unit, general support manager on the Cortez mine in Nevada, and chief engineer leading the rollout of new underground mining standards in the United States and Tanzania.
Prior to his time at Barrick, Mr. Ash served as manager of new operations for Veris Gold Corp. (formerly Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp.), primarily on the Jerritt Canyon mine in Nevada, and also as an underground mine supervisor with Drummond Co. Inc. He has recently completed his master's degree in leadership and strategy at the London Business School and has a BS in mining engineering from the University of Missouri Rolla.
Mr. Ash, whose father worked at Bunker Hill as a mechanical engineer in the 1970s, takes over in the middle of its continuing exploration and study program focused on verifying to National Instrument 43-101 standards part of the UTZ, Quill and Newgard orebodies. He said of his appointment, "I am very excited to move to Idaho and into the historic Silver Valley, and honoured to be appointed as the chief executive officer of Bunker Hill Mining Corp. to lead the ongoing effort to return this extraordinary mine to profitable production in ways that create the most sustainable and significant returns for all of its stakeholders."
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