VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2014) - Orca Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ORG) ("Orca" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Stuart as the Company's President & Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Stuart has also joined the Company's Board of Directors.
Simon Jackson has stepped down as President & CEO as he and his family move back to Australia. He will remain on the Board of Orca.
Mr. Stuart is a professional geologist with over 25 years of international experience in mineral exploration. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Geology from the University of Manchester and an M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology from the University of Leicester. Mr. Stuart was one of the founders of Orca and has held the position of Vice President Exploration until now. He has extensive experience working in the Arabian Nubian Shield having previously worked in Sudan, Egypt and Yemen.
Prior to joining Orca, Mr. Stuart was Vice President Exploration for Red Back Mining Inc., and oversaw the growth of Red Back's gold resources to over 18 million ounces. Prior to his involvement with Red Back, Mr. Stuart was Exploration Manager at the Geita Gold project in Tanzania, taking the project from initial exploration to production.
Commenting, Rick Clark, Chairman of the Board said "We are delighted that Hugh has agreed to become the President and CEO of Orca. I would like to thank Simon for his contributions to date to Orca and wish him the best as he moves back to Australia. Hugh, Simon and I have worked together for over ten years now and I look forward to continuing our association and our focus on developing new gold assets."
Orca Gold Inc. is a Canadian resource company focussed on exploration opportunities in Africa. The Company has an experienced board of directors and management team and a strong balance sheet that includes a substantial treasury.
On behalf of the Board of Directors:
Rick Clark, Chairman
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