San Gold Corporation has appointed George Pirie as a director of the company. George Pirie was announced as San Gold President and CEO on Dec. 8.

“This appointment reflects the confidence that the San Gold board has in Mr. Pirie and the positive impact he has already had on the company toward realizing the full potential of the Rice Lake project,” said Executive Vice Chairman Dale Ginn.

Mr. Pirie has over 29 years experience in senior management roles within the mining industry, specifically related to underground gold and base metal companies. Mr. Pirie’s career began in Timmins, Ontario with Noranda’s Pamour Porcupine Mines, joining with Dome Mines in 1985 to begin an impressive 20 year career with Placer Dome Canada. Various senior positions were held during this period including chief financial officer with Placer Dome North America and Placer Dome Canada, culminating as president and chief executive officer of Placer Dome Canada, as well as Executive Vice-President of Placer Dome Inc., responsible for Canadian operations which included Red Lake, Timmins and Musselwhite. Mr. Pirie has also held the president and chief executive positions at Breakwater Resources and Northern Star Mining and has served on a number of boards including the Mining Association of Canada, Ontario Mining Association, the Ontario Mineral Industry Cluster Council and Mirarco. Mr. Pirie has also served on the board of Pallidan Uranium and continues to serve on the board of Auryx Gold and Lithium Americas Corporation.

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