Ghana – ASX-listed gold explorer Cardinal Resource has appointed Mark Connelly as the company’s non‐executive chairman, replacing Alec Pismiris, who has resigned from the board.

Connelly is the former MD and CEO of Papillon Resources, a Mali-based gold developer which recently merged with Vancouver‐based B2Gold Corp in a US$570 million deal.

Connelly was also previous the COO of Endeavour Mining Corporation following its merger with Adamus Resources where he was MD and CEO.

Connelly has more than 27 years of experience in the mining industry, and has held senior executive positions with Newmont Mining Corporation and Inmet Mining Corporation.

He has extensive experience in financing, development, construction and operation of mining projects in a variety of commodities including gold, base metals and other resources in West Africa, Australia, North America and Europe.

Cardinal Resources is exploring the Namdini gold project in Ghana.

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