Australian-based gold developer Manas Resources has announced the appointment of Mr Philip Reese to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to this appointment, Mr Reese held the position of Chief Operating Officer and was based in Bishkek, where he was instrumental in managing the on-going development of the Shambesai Gold Project from the initial scoping study through to completion of all major project permitting.
According to the company’s announcement, he will now be based in Manas’ corporate office in Perth, and will occasionally travel to Bishkek to continue to oversee day-to-day in-country operations.
“In his role as CEO, Mr Reese will work closely with Executive Chairman, Mark Calderwood, in implementing the Company’s dual strategy of procuring project finance for the development of the Shambesai Gold Project or securing a partial or outright disposal of the Company’s Kyrgyz mineral assets.”
“Mr Rees is a Metallurgist who, prior to joining Manas, worked as an independent consultant active in engineering, construction, and troubleshooting for mining projects. Most recently he was engaged by Sino Gold Mining Ltd to manage construction and commissioning of its Jinfeng Project in China and subsequently with a number of other Chinese mine development projects for Sino Gold and Eldorado Mining Ltd.”