Jonathan Battershill has been appointed as Anglesey’s chief executive officer and director to replace Bill Hooley, who will resign from the position to become the company’s deputy chairman effective Aug 1.
Battershill is a mining geology graduate from Camborne School of Mines and has years of experience within the operations and finance industry in Australia and the UK. His most recent role was serving as Canaccord Head of Sales and Distribution of Australian equities into the EMEA region, focusing on metals and mining. Early in his career, he worked as an underground miner at the South Crofty Tin Mine in the UK.
Anglesey added that Battershill’s first task as the chief executive officer will be to move towards starting production at the Parys Mountain project.
The company stated that a recent preliminary economic assessment (PEA) conducted on the project revealed approximately 160,00mt of copper resources, with an estimated value of over $1.4bn. This assessment indicates the potential for the construction of a copper-zinc mine.