DRDGOLD Limited has announced the resignation of Craig Barnes as an executive director and Chief Financial Officer of the company with effect from 1 January 2014.
Johannesburg, South Africa. 30 September 2013. DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD; JSE, NYSE: DRD) has announced the resignation of Craig Barnes as an executive director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company with effect from 1 January 2014.
This follows Barnes’ decision to relocate to Australia.
Barnes was appointed to DRDGOLD’s Finance Department as Group Financial Accountant in 2004. In 2006, he was promoted to CFO of Ergo Mining Operations (Pty) Ltd (formerly DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd). In 2008, he was promoted to the position of CFO for DRDGOLD.
Commenting on behalf of DRDGOLD’s Board and management, Chief Executive Officer Niël Pretorius said: “Craig has served DRDGOLD with distinction, playing a key role in the successful transformation of the company from marginal underground miner to a tailings re-mining business.
”We wish to express our gratitude to him for his contribution to the company over the years, and to extend our best wishes to him and his family for the future”.
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