Golden Star Resources has announced that Ben Pullinger will join as Executive Vice President, Head of Discovery on November 1, 2021.
Pullinger holds over 15 years of experience in the gold sector, working across Africa, the Americas and Asia.
He has been directly associated with a number of high-quality discoveries and has contributed to their advancement throughout his career. He joins the Company from the role of Senior Vice President, Geology & Corporate Development at Excellon Resources. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President, Exploration at Roxgold.
Andrew Wray, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Star, commented:
“I am delighted to welcome Ben to the senior team at Golden Star. Ben’s experience in managing exploration projects from an early stage through to production will see him play a key role in unlocking the value opportunity offered by the continued expansion of the Wassa ore body, both in the current mine and the wider regional targets where we are exploring for standalone orebodies. Ben is also well placed to assist in the advancement of our growth strategy as we look to expand the business outside of Wassa.
“Ben will work through a transition period with Mitch Wasel, Vice President Exploration, who will be retiring later this year after nearly 29 years’ service with the Company. I would like to thank Mitch for the role he has played, particularly as regards the discovery and delineation of the Wassa underground orebody which now totals three million ounces of measured and indicated resources and 7.7 million ounces of inferred resource, and wish him all the best in his retirement.”