Westgold CEO steps down

24th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci - Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Gold miner Westgold Resources has announced the immediate resignation of CEO Debbie Fullarton, who will be pursuing other opportunities after four years with the company.

Wayne Bramwell has been appointed to the role of MD effective immediately, while the separate role of CEO has been terminated.

Bramwell has over 30 years of corporate and technical experience having joined Westgold as a nonexecutive director in February 2020. He has been executive director at Westgold since July 2021.

“I am excited to take on the opportunity to lead Westgold. Our corporate evolution continues alongside growing operational momentum implemented by an energetic and dedicated team. There is now a clear mandate from the board to deliver improved cash flows and returns to our shareholders and we remain on track to deliver 2022 guidance,” said Bramwell on Tuesday.

“The strategy is to simplify our business and empower our operating and corporate teams to challenge the status quo. Delivering safe mining with improved planning, better productivity, rigorous cost management and grade are the keys to our collective success and will deliver both our corporate objectives and development opportunities for our people.

“Westgold looks forward to becoming a larger player in the Australian gold sector. Our growth strategy is funded, and we have an active exploration programme testing new targets across the Murchison and Bryah. Increasing gold production in 2023 and 2024 from Bluebird, Fender and the Tuckabianna trend will underpin the expansion of our processing hubs.

“Concurrently and with a view to 2024 onwards we will rapidly advance the strategic and iconic high-grade Great Fingall and Golden Crown mines to further scale up the company,” he added.