Hunter Bay Minerals plc
TSX VENTURE : HBY

July 07, 2011 08:00 ET

Hunter Bay Minerals Announces Change in Officers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 7, 2011) - Hunter Bay Minerals plc ("Hunter Bay") (TSX VENTURE:HBY) announced today that it has accepted the resignation of Malcolm Lewin as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and director of Hunter Bay. To fill the vacancies caused by Mr. Lewin's resignation, the Board of Directors of Hunter Bay appointed William Payne as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Mr. Payne is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a partner of Wilkins Kennedy, Chartered Accountants. As a partner of Wilkins Kennedy, Mr. Payne provides audit and assurance advice to clients as well as assistance in planning, reporting and compliance. Mr. Payne is a director of a number of companies, including AIM listed Ariana Resources plc and Kibo Mining plc, and Sprue Aegis plc, a company quoted on the London PLUS Market.

Hunter Bay is also pleased to announce that it has appointed Brodie Sutherland as Vice-President of Exploration. Mr. Sutherland is an exploration geologist with strong logistical skills and experience in remote project management. Mr. Sutherland has worldwide experience in gold-copper-base metal mineralized systems with an emphasis on reconnaissance prospecting and target generation, geological mapping and sampling, and project management. Mr. Sutherland has specific experience with Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold systems, low sulphidation epithermal deposits, intermediate sulphidation gold-silver-polymetallic vein deposits and mesothermal shear-hosted gold systems.

Mr. Sutherland has consulted for Hunter Bay since 2007 and acted as a director of Hunter Bay Resources Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hunter Bay, since 2009. Mr. Sutherland holds a B.Sc. degree in geology from the University of Alberta, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Society of Economic Geologists.

About Hunter Bay

Hunter Bay is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties located in Canada and South America. Hunter Bay currently owns a one-hundred percent (100%) interest in the Great Bear Lake Properties located in the eastern side of Great Bear Lake NWT, has an option to acquire up to an eighty percent (80%) interest in the Sela Creek Project located in Suriname and has an option to acquire a forty five percent (45%) interest in the net profits of the Fortuna Project located in the Nambija Gold District, Ecuador.

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Contact Information

  • Hunter Bay Minerals plc
    Christopher Wilson
    CEO and President
    (+44) 207-127-9125