True North Copper appoints new Managing Director

Cairns-based True North Copper has a new leader.

Former Karora Resources chief operating officer Bevan Jones has taken the reins as managing director after Marty Costello stepped down from that role.

The board has also appointed a new CFO in the form of chartered accountant Craig Gouws.

The company is expecting the first copper concentrate sales at the end of this year as they bring the Cloncurry Copper Project online.  

The ‘enhanced’ executive team reflected an exciting transition phase, True North Copper executive chairman Ian McAleese said.

True North Copper was looking forward to the benefit of Mr Jones’ ‘extensive operational experience’ going forward, he said.

“With our focus now fully on restarting mining at our Cloncurry Copper Project, we are excited to have Bevan on board and believe he has the experience and skill to help us achieve this.

“We are also delighted to welcome Craig as our CFO and believe his experience in previous roles will be crucial as we advance our projects at Cloncurry and Mount Oxide. 

“His proven track record in financial management and business strategy aligns perfectly with our vision and goals. 

“We are confident that our improved leadership team will be instrumental in achieving our goal to become Australia’s next major copper producer.”

Mr Jones is described as a seasoned operations officer offering nearly 30 years of experience in mine management across a diverse range of commodities.

He’s previously served as chief operating officer at Karora Resources as well as general manager of Gold Fields’ St Ives Gold Mine in WA.

Most recently, Mr Jones was the managing director at Brisbane-based Extra Mining Solutions.

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