VANCOUVER, Aug. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. ("Wellgreen" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather White, P.Eng as Chief Operating Officer ("COO"), effective August 14, 2017. Ms. White is a seasoned operator and executive, bringing more than 20 years of operational experience to the Wellgreen team and will be instrumental in the continued growth and development of the Company.
Heather White is a Professional Mining Engineer and President of White Mining Consulting Inc. where she has provided advisory services, including Qualified Person and Project Management services for resource development, scoping analysis, PEA, PFS, and FS level mining studies to a diverse group of clients, including The Electrum Group LLC, NOVAGOLD Resources Inc., Trilogy Metals Inc. and most recently Wellgreen. Over her 20+ year career, she has served in senior operating and executive roles with such major companies as NOVAGOLD Resources, Vale Canada and Voisey's Bay Nickel Company, including being the Chief Mine Engineer and subsequently Mine Manager for Voisey's Bay where she was responsible for development of the Feasibility Study through to mine operations. Heather also has extensive experience in the nickel market, having planned and managed the worldwide nickel supply chain for Vale, including alignment of production of all products at all finished nickel smelting and refining facilities with market demand. This represented management of approximately 20% of annual global nickel supply. Heather is also a member of the Board of Directors for Victoria Gold Corp. Ms. White holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario and has had her leadership achievements recognized as the 2012 Recipient of the "Canadian Institute of Mining - Young Mining Leaders" Award.
Diane R. Garrett, President and CEO, commented "We would like to formally welcome Heather to the Wellgreen team. Heather has a remarkable track record of delivering growth and operational excellence throughout her career. While Heather has been consulting for Wellgreen over the last year, we believe her commitment to our company underscores our conviction in what we are building and our goal to enhance shareholder value through the advancement of the Wellgreen project."
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