Skills And Experience Will Be Invaluable For Growth Phase
Ta Khoa Project operator Blackstone Minerals (ASX:BSX) has appointed experienced business development and investor relations executive Patrick Chang as Corporate Development Officer.
Mr Chang was previously Corporate Development Officer with ASX-listed gold producer Medusa Mining for two years. He was responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing business development opportunities, along with managing investor relations.
Prior to joining Medusa, he spent more than seven years working at Argonaut and Canaccord Genuity as a resources analyst, specialising in the precious metals and nickel sectors.
Mr Chang holds a Master of Science Degree in Geology, a Master of Computer Science Degree and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is bilingual in English and Mandarin, and has advanced knowledge of Vietnamese.
Blackstone Managing Director Scott Williamson said Mr Chang’s skills and experience will be invaluable as the company embarks on the next phase of its strategy to produce nickel sulfate for the lithium-ion battery industry.
He added that Mr Chang’s existing relationships and skills in business development and investor relations will be invaluable as Blackstone looks to fund the restart of the Ta Khoa Ni-Cu-PGE project.
“Our rapid exploration success at the Ta Khoa Ni-Cu-PGE Project means we are now well positioned to continue with strong news flow while we deliver the key milestones required to introduce further institutional investors, Patrick’s relationships and experience will help us to increase the number of institutional investors on our register as we move the Ta Khoa Ni-Cu-PGE project back into production,” Mr Williamson said.
“The strength of our project means we have a host of opportunities to create value for shareholders. Patrick’s experience in financial markets will help ensure that we maximise these opportunities and that our Company’s full potential is well-understood by the investment community,” he said.
Blackstone Minerals is developing the district scale Ta Khoa Project in Northern Vietnam where the company is drilling out the large-scale Ban Phuc Nickel-Cu-PGE deposit. The Ta Khoa Nickel-Cu-PGE Project has existing modern mine infrastructure built to International Standards including a 450ktpa processing plant and permitted mine facilities.