Wesdome names Anthea Bath CEO in industry's rare female hire

6th June 2023 By: Reuters

Wesdome Gold Mines appointed Anthea Bath as its next CEO, a rare example of a female CEO leading a Canadian mining company.

Bath, who will join the Toronto-based gold producer on July 1 after nearly five years with Ero Copper in Vancouver, is one of the few women to hold a top position in an industry largely dominated by men. She joins the Canadian ranks of female mining CEOs including Lucara Diamond’s Eira Thomas and Torex Gold Resources' Jody Kuzenko.

Bath takes over five months after Wesdome said in January that CEO Duncan Middlemiss was retiring, with board chair Warwick Morley-Jepson becoming interim head until a permanent successor was found. Morley-Jepson resumes his role as chair after Bath starts, the firm said Monday in a statement.