Welcome to our second Project Bulletin for 2020
In this bulletin you can read about:
- New CEO for Kalbar
- EES update
- Kalbar Conversations column
- Kalbar at the 2020 East Gippsland Field Days
New CEO for Kalbar
Today we are pleased to announce the appointment of mining executive Jozsef Patarica as our incoming CEO. Our current CEO Victor Hugo will transition the role to Jozsef in coming months and continue in a consultancy role for the company.
Jozsef brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Kalbar team and is relocating to Bairnsdale from Bendigo where he developed the world class Fosterville Gold Mine. He also has a strong background in mineral sands and was formerly the CEO of the Grande Cote Mineral Operation in Senegal, West Africa.
Jozsef originally started in the mining industry in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, and his mining development and operational career has subsequently covered a range of projects in regional NSW, west coast Tasmania, Norway, and Chile, South America.
“Having the opportunity to develop a new mine, creating new jobs and opportunities for the local community is extremely rewarding. I am looking forward to being part of the community and delivering a new industry for the region,” says Jozsef.
“Amongst other communities, I have seen first-hand the significant benefits that the Fosterville Gold Mine continues to deliver to Bendigo and the surrounding area, and it is a privilege to be part of a project that will do the same for East Gippsland.”
Jozsef will commence work with Kalbar at the end of April and we welcome him and his family to the Bairnsdale community.