Gold producer Endeavour Mining has appointed Mark Morcombe COO, with effect from May 6.
He will succeed Jeremy Langford, who will be leaving Endeavour on February 28.
Prior to joining Endeavour, Morcombe was COO of Centamin, which owns the Sukari gold mine, in Egypt.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mark to Endeavour as he has a strong operating record, notably with Tier 1 African mines,” commented Endeavour president and CEO Sébastien de Montessus in a statement on Thursday.
“We would like to thank Jeremy for his contribution to Endeavour, notably for leading the design and build of most of our operating assets, and for training and assembling a core construction team.
“He has played a key role in successfully building Houndé and de-risking the Ity carbon-in-leach plant construction with its main milestones now complete and wet commissioning under way.
“As our near-term construction focus is expected to shift from large builds to asset optimisations, which marks the end of several years of large capital-intensive project builds, we support Jeremy's decision to pursue other opportunities and wish him success.”