Toro Gold (“Toro Gold” or “the Company”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Martin Page as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Following on from the retirement of Mr Gary Townsend, previously announced on 10th May 2018, Mr Page will commence work on the 8th October 2018.
Mr Townsend will stay with the Company on a reduced hours basis to provide continuity and support over the next twelve months to ensure a smooth transition.
Martin Horgan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“I am delighted that Martin has joined our Company at this exciting stage of our growth. He has highly relevant experience in West Africa gold mining and development and is ideally placed to continue the good work completed by Gary Townsend and team over the last 9 years.
We wish Gary all the very best for his retirement and thank him for his hard work and the important part he has played in our current success.
Despite the challenge of having two senior executives named Martin in the Company, we look forward to updating you on our progress over the coming months as we continue to identify and deliver on those opportunities to grow the Company.”
Notes to Editors
Martin Page, Biography
Martin is a qualified Chartered Accounted with over 12 years of post-qualification experience. He qualified with a mid-tier firm and spent his early career in client service, predominantly advising the mining sector.
Prior to joining Toro Gold, Martin served as Chief Financial Officer of the Curzon Group, a privately owned group operating across a number of sectors – including physical commodity trading and management of a number of pre-development African based natural resources assets. Martin oversaw all aspects of the finance function of the Curzon group including reporting, budgets, deal structures and general compliance.
Previously Martin was Head of Finance at Amara Mining plc, a listed gold mining, exploration and development company where he led the group finance team overseeing statutory reporting, fiscal planning and management accounts.
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