PERTH: S2 Resources Ltd announced that Matthew Keane will join the Company as Chief Executive Officer to fill the role recently vacated by Dr Mark Bennett.
Mr Keane is a geologist with more than 20 years of experience in mining, exploration and financial markets. He has worked in various technical and operational roles including exploration, mine geology, scheduling and design, resource and reserve estimation, and production management for Lynas Gold (now Lynas Corp) and BHP.
He then moved to a corporate development and investor relations role with uranium miner Paladin Energy, focussed on mergers, acquisitions and asset divestments.
Most recently, he has spent eight years in capital markets working as a metals and mining analyst for Argonaut Securities, covering gold, base metals, bulk commodities, specialty minerals and uranium. He holds BSc (Hans) Geology from the University of Western Australia and a Masters of Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales.
Matthew will commence with S2 in November, based in the Company’s Perth office. He joins the team at an exciting time, following its recent A$7.75 million capital raising, the imminent drilling of a recently identified strong electromagnetic (EM) conductor at the Company’s Fraser Range project, and the newly signed gold and base metal farm-in at Jillewarra in Western Australia.
Commenting on the appointment, S2’s Executive Chairman Mark Bennett said “It is very pleasing to have Matthew join the team. His rare mix of technical, operational, commercial and markets experience will augment those that already reside in the board and exploration team at S2. I look forward to working with Matthew as we ramp up our exploration activities.”