TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Toronto- and London-listed First Quantum Minerals has appointed former Harmony Gold financial director Hannes Meyer as CFO, effective March 15.
He replaces Mark Bolton, who the copper and nickel miner said in August was resigning to pursue personal business interests.
Before joining Harmony as head of finance in 2009, Meyer had served in various management roles at Teal Exploration and Mining, which African Rainbow Minerals and Vale bought out in 2009.
First Quantum, which mines copper in Zambia and Mauritania, and nickel in Western Australian, also announced the appointment of Juliet Wall as finance general manager. Wall, who takes up the position on January 9, had previously served Anglo American as group financial controller.
She will also serve as interim CFO until Meyer starts. Both will be based in London.
Earlier on Wednesday, First Quantum said a strike at its flagship Kansanshi mine in Zambia was illegal, after workers downed tools the previous day.