LONDON, UK: Bluejay Mining plc, the AIM, FSE-listed and OTCQB traded exploration and Development Company, announced the appointment of Mr. Robert Edwards as Executive Chairman to the Board of the Company, with immediate effect.
Robert Edwards brings over 30 years of relevant experience in the natural resources sector to Bluejay, including roles in production mining, new business, investment banking, capital markets, consulting and a range of board level experience across multiple commodity groups and jurisdictions.
From 2013 until 2022 Mr Edwards served as a Non-Executive Director of MMC Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium and a leading producer of platinum and copper, operating complex full cycle production assets in Russia and Finland.
Robert Edwards also served as Non-Executive Chairman of Sierra Rutile Limited, a leading producer of mineral sands products. He was closely involved in the execution of the sale of Sierra Rutile Limited to Iluka Resources for US$285 million in 2016. His experience in both of these roles will prove invaluable in Bluejay’s development of the Dundas Ilmenite as well as the Disko-Nuussuaq Projects in Greenland as well as the rest of the highly prospective portfolio of exploration opportunities in Greenland and Finland.
Mr. Edwards also serves as a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Sandfire Resources Limited and AIM listed Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited. Mr. Edwards graduated from the Camborne School of Mines with an honours degree in Mining Engineering (B.Eng. ACSM).
Michael Hutchinson, Interim Non-Executive Chairman of Bluejay Mining, commented: “I am delighted to have somebody of Mr. Edwards calibre on board as the Company’s Chairman. His previous experience in working at projects which are similar to ours as well as project financing could not be better suited to Bluejay, its strategy, objectives, and the development of its exciting portfolio of assets.
“It has been a pleasure to serve as the Company’s Chairman once again, albeit in an interim position. Together with the rest of the team, I look forward to continuing to guide Bluejay in my Non-Executive Director position.”
Robert Edwards, incoming Executive Chairman of Bluejay Mining, commented: “It’s an honour to be appointed as the Bluejay Mining, Executive Chairman, in what promises to be a transformational period. Since its creation Bluejay has been a pioneer in the development of Greenland’s minerals industry and has been very successful in securing a highly prospective exploration portfolio both in Greenland and Finland, two of the world’s most favourable mining jurisdictions. Converting the combination of these world class opportunities and clear in-country management expertise in both regions that Bluejay has established into a strong value proposition for shareholders as well as our partners is a challenge which I look forward to. There has never been a more compelling case to develop sustainable supplies of future facing commodities.
“I look forward to enjoying a highly collaborative relationship with the entire Bluejay team, particularly our Chief Executive Officer, Bo Møller Stensgaard.”