Norsemont Mining Inc. (OTC: NRRSF) (CSE: NOM) announces the launch of its newly established strategic committee of trusted advisors (the “Advisory Board”). The Advisory Board will provide technical and strategic counsel to Norsemont’s board and management team and will include distinguished mining industry leaders whose focus will be to provide advice to help shape and guide the strategy of the exploration and mining priorities of Norsemont.
The new Advisory Board will be chaired by David Laing, a mining engineer with 40 years of experience in the industry. Of particular relevance, Mr. Laing wasMine and Plant Superintendent with SCM Vilacollo,which was the joint venture vehicle that Shell and partners used toput the Choquelimpie gold-silver project into production and made it the 3rdlargest gold producer in Chile at that time. His direct experience with the Choquelimpie project, along with his broad expertise, will be a real competitive advantage to Norsemont as it tackles this exciting project.
Mr. Laing is an independent mining executive. David was formerly the COO of Equinox Gold, with gold projects in Brazil and California, COO of True Gold Mining which developed a gold heap leaching operation in Burkina Faso, and COO and EVP of Quintana Resources Capital, a base metals streaming company. He was also one of the original executives of Endeavour Mining, a gold producer in West Africa. He is currently a director of Fortuna Silver Mines. He has advised over $25 billion worth of M&A and investments in resource projects over his career.
Prior to these recent roles, David held senior positions in mining investment banking and debt advisory at Endeavour Financial, Standard Bank in New York, technical consulting at MRDI in California, the Refugio Project at Bema Gold Corp., and various roles at Billiton with operations in Peru, South Africa, and northern Chile.
Allan Larmour, CEO stated, “We are extremely honored to welcome someone of David Laing’s caliber to our advisory board. His engineering and corporate finance experience will be invaluable. His previous experience of putting the Choquelimpie gold-silver project in Chile into production will be a great asset to the team. Choquelimpie was the one of largest gold producers in Chile during that time.”