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New chairman for Bannerman

New Bannerman
Resources chairman
David Smith
Perth, Australia — MININGREVIEW.COM — 05 May 2010 – The Board of Bannerman Resources Limited has announced the appointment of non-executive director Dr. David Smith as chairman with immediate effect.

Smith “’ who has extensive minerals industry experience “’ will work closely with Bannerman’s Perth-based management team to complete the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the company’s Etango uranium project in Namibia.

Smith, who joined the Bannerman Board in November 2009, gained more than 30 years’ experience in technical, operational and senior management roles with the Rio Tinto organisation. His roles included: president of Rio Tinto Atlantic covering the Simondou project in Guinea; managing director of Rio Tinto’s extensive Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia; and CEO of Rössing Uranium Limited in Namibia, responsible for annual sales of over 5Mlbs of uranium oxide to power utilities worldwide. He is also a non-executive director of Western Australian iron ore producer Atlas Iron Limited and Australian mine and construction contracting group Macmahon Holdings Limited.