Canadian miner New Gold on Wednesday announced the appointment of Patrick Godin as president and CEO with immediate effect, succeeding Renaud Adams, who served as CEO since September 2018.
Godin has been New Gold’s executive VP and COO since his appointment in May this year, having previously worked in various executive roles in the mining sector, including as president and CEO of Stornoway Diamond.
During his time at Stornoway, Godin was responsible for the construction and operations of the Renard diamond mine, Quebec's first diamond mine. He has also held roles as VP and COO of Pretium Resources and VP project development for G Mining Services, where he worked on the development of mining projects in the Americas and West Africa.
Godin has been appointed to the board and Adams has stepped down as a director of the company, effective November 23.
"The board of directors is very pleased to promote Patrick into the CEO role," stated chairperson Ian Pearce.
"The board is confident that Patrick's extensive technical experience, together with his leadership skills and proven track record of delivering on production and costs, will best position the company for future success."
Pearce also thanked Adams for his service and contribution to the company.