SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Ora Banda Mining Limited (ASX: OBM) announced that effective immediately, Luke Creagh has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Creagh is a mining engineer with 20 years’ experience working for both contracting and mining companies at projects throughout Australia and overseas. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Northern Star Resources Limited.
Prior to becoming COO in 2018, Mr Creagh held various senior positions within Northern Star, including GM Business Development, GM Strategy & Growth and Operations Manager. Before working at Northern Star he was Operations Manager at Barminco Limited.
Mr Creagh has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Queensland and holds a Western Australian first class mine manager’s certificate.
Ora Banda’s chairman, Peter Mansell, said Mr Creagh’s appointment was a major fillip for the Company.
Mr Creagh said “I am excited to be joining Ora Banda. We have highly prospective tenements supported by quality infrastructure. I am looking forward to being a part of this team to drive value through operational execution and maximising the potential of the geology, with a focus on exploration and resource definition”.
Mr Mansell thanked Mr Andrew Czerw for his important contribution as interim CEO to Ora Banda over the three months. He said that “Andy, at short notice, made himself available to take on the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer and has initiated and guided the Company through the operational reset plan. We cannot thank him enough for his hard work and commitment”.