TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 27, 2013) - Inspiration Mining Corporation (the "Corporation") (TSX:ISM)(FRANKFURT:OI8) is pleased to announce that Mr. John Robertson has been appointed to the board of director of the Corporation.
Mr. Robertson, who is currently retired, began his career in 1970 with J. Henry Schroder Wagg, the London merchant bank. In 1975, Mr. Robertson joined the Ultramar group of companies where he held a number of senior positions in London, Montreal, Toronto and New York and gained experience in corporate development, investor relations and supply operations. The majority of Mr. Robertson's career with Ultramar was with the principal Canadian subsidiary, Ultramar Canada, where he was Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and subsequently Senior Vice President - Supply Operations. In 1992, Mr. Robertson returned to London and joined Durlacher, a United Kingdom stockbroker, where he advised corporate finance clients. From February 1995 until his retirement in June 2005 he was a director of Nabarro Wells & Co., the London based independent corporate finance advisory firm where he brought a number of significant oil and gas and mining companies to AIM.
Mr. Robertson is currently a director of Prosperity Minerals Holdings Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Prosperity International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong listed issuer and Martina Minerals Corporation, a TSX listed company. Mr. Robertson has also served as a director for several public companies including Elixir Petroleum Limited, an ASX listed company and Bonaparte Diamond Mines NL, which was an ASX listed company until its takeover in 2009. Mr. Robertson graduated with a BSc in engineering from the University of St Andrews and then completed his doctorate from the University of Dundee.
"We are excited that Mr. Robertson has decided to join Inspiration," said Mr. Miller, the President of the Corporation. "Mr. Robertson's extensive experience in capital markets, exploration and oil and gas companies will be invaluable to the company as it continues to advance its various properties."
Mr. Robertson was appointed to the board of directors after the resignation of Mr. Robert Maddigan. Mr. Maddigan resigned to pursue personal projects. The Corporation would like to thank Mr. Maddigan for his contribution to the Corporation and wishes him luck in his future endeavours.
The Corporation would also like to announce that Mr. Carmelo Marrelli has been appointed the new Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation.
Mr. Marrelli is the principal of Marrelli Support Services Inc., a private company delivering accounting and regulatory compliance services to numerous issuers on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges for over twenty years. Mr. Marrelli is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), a Certified General Accountant and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. Mr. Marrelli acts as Chief Financial Officer to a number of reporting issuers on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges.
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