Expanding mineral sands developer, Strandline Resources, reports that Graham will take over from current MD, Tom Eadie, effective immediately.
Eadie will remain an active non-executive director and, together with the other experienced executives, will ensure a seamless transition of duties over the coming months.
Graham, an engineering professional with over 20 years’ experience in the resources sector, is the former regional manager of global minerals engineering and project delivery company Sedgman.
“After a comprehensive review and search, the board concluded that Graham’s leadership and considerable experience in major project development and delivery in the global mining and minerals sector, along with his strong track record of successfully managing multi-functional operations and driving significant business growth in soft market conditions, made him an outstanding candidate for the role,” says Strandline Resources chairman Didier Murcia.
“Graham is a dynamic high-calibre leader, supported by a comprehensive understanding of the mineral processing industry, including being instrumental in the development, negotiation and execution of a current major international mineral sands project,” says Murcia.
He adds that, Graham has first-hand knowledge of Strandline’s current projects through his involvement in the company’s business activities over the last 5 years as an engineering contracting partner.
Graham has demonstrated throughout his career the ability to thrive in challenging environments and achieve exceptional project and operational results and will lead the Strandline Resources through the next step-change of growth in exploration and project development, and drive the company’s team forward into construction and production of it targeted assets in Tanzania.
Graham comments: “I am delighted to join the Strandline team and be given the opportunity to deliver value for stakeholders.”
“I inherit a business that is in good shape and has considerable upside as we continue to realise the full potential of our mining assets. I am excited to lead the next stage of Strandline’s strategic development.”
Strandline’s mineral sand projects
Strandline controls a dominant mineral sands exploration position along the coast of Tanzania, within a major world class mineral sands corridor.
These projects are located along the coast of Tanzania and surrounded by some of the world’s major world-class mineral sands mines, located in neighbouring Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar and South Africa.
Prospective areas held by Strandline include five projects along the coast where tenure contiguously covers +35-50 km of coastline exposure, cumulatively ~ 200 km strike, and all targets are within 20 km of the coast, close to ports and other key infrastructure.
Given the extent and location of these target areas and the strong historical evidence, Strandline is targeting scalable, high-grade, high-quality, high-value mineral assemblages (ilmenite, rutile, zircon) close to infrastructure that have potential to be rapidly brought into production.