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This week’s comings and goings in Northern Ontario mining

IAMGOLD and Ardiden look for new senior executives, Sudbury mine builder adds experience
Rob Longley outgoing Ardiden CEO
Rob Longley, Ardiden's outgoing CEO. (Company photo)

There’s been some front office shuffling among some big and small mining-related companies operating in Northern Ontario.

Rob Longley has resigned as managing director and CEO of Ardiden Ltd., as of Sept. 15.

The Western Australian junior miner has been probing for gold in the Pickle Lake area in the northwestern Ontario.

In a news release, the company said the recruiting process for a new CEO has started to “deliver on the company’s strategy and objectives moving forward.”

The company said the board of directors will take on additional duties to support exploration manager Hayden Daxter and CFO Tara Robson, who will assume responsibility for the company’s day-to-day operations.

Sudbury mine contractors Technica Mining has hired Jim Lundrigan as its new chief operating officer.

The 33-year mining veteran and Sudbury native brings a wealth of experience in mine development, production construction, maintenance and safety to the table.

He also served as chair of Ontario Mine Rescue’s technical advisory committee for many years. Lundrigan is currently vice chair of the Science North board of trustees and played a significant role in the Go Deeper expansion project at Dynamic Earth.

“Jim Lundrigan joined our team as a Sr. Project Manager, Near Surface Deposits earlier this year and it is clear to all of us that Jim has much more to offer,” said Technica Mining president-CEO Mario Grossi in a statement. “It is not every day that someone you’ve admired and aspired to be your whole career joins your team. It’s even more special when they agree to help create our future.”

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Toronto’s IAMGOLD is looking for a new chief financial officer following the departure of Daniella Dimitrov. 

Maarten Theunissen, previously a CFO at the company, will fill in on a temporary basis as the search begins for her replacement.

IAMGOLD is building the Côté Gold Mine Project near Gogama, halfway between Sudbury and Timmins.

"We would like to thank Daniella for her commitment and dedication to IAMGOLD and wish her the very best in the future,” board chair Maryse Bélanger in a statement. “Maarten is an extremely capable and experienced finance professional and I am looking forward to working directly with him as we continue to advance the financing plan for Côté."

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