MINING PEOPLE: Epiroc, Golden Star, Guyana Goldfields, and Maverix Metals

Helena Hedblom Swedish drilling powerhouse Epiroc AB has named Helena Hedblom its new president and CEO, a promotion from her previous role as senior executive VP mining an infrastructure. She is the holder of a MSc in material technology from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Philipa Varris is now executive VP and head of sustainability at Golden Star Resources in Toronto. She has spent nine years with the company at its business in Ghana.

Toronto-based Guyana Goldfields has tapped Alan Pangbourne for the roles of president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He replaces interim CEO Allen Palmiere, who will remain on the company’s board of directors.

Maverix Metals of Vancouver has a new president, Ryan McIntyre. He has a BComm with distinction and a major in finance from Dalhousie University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. McIntyre was most recently with Tocqueville Asset Management.

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