TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 23, 2014) - Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC) ("Detour Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Colnett to its Board of Directors effective today.
Ms. Colnett is a human resources executive with over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries ranging from mining to information technology. Ms. Colnett began her career at IBM Canada and was a founding executive of Celestica Inc. Since 1991, Ms. Colnett has held senior roles in human resources, information technology and strategy including Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Celestica Inc., Senior Vice President, Human Resources, also of Celestica Inc. and Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, of Kinross Gold Corporation. She is currently an independent director of TSX listed Parkland Fuel Corporation.
Ms. Colnett earned her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and has been recognized by the Women's Executive Network Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2004, 2005 and 2011. Ms. Colnett completed her certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2013.
Commenting on Ms. Colnett's election to the Board, Michael Kenyon, Chairman, said, "We are delighted to welcome Lisa to the Board as her extensive leadership experience will be extremely valuable for the Company and we look forward to her experience and perspective as a Director of the Company."
Michael Kenyon stepped down from his role as Executive Chair and assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors on May 1, 2014. At the same time, Robert Doyle was appointed Lead Director, replacing Peter Crossgrove.
About Detour Gold
Detour Gold is an emerging mid-tier gold producer in Canada. In 2014, the Company is completing the ramp-up its 100% owned Detour Lake mine to a long life, large scale open pit operation.