Belfast man appointed to gold mining firm's board
Belfast man and Queen's University graduate Jim Rutherford has been appointed to the board of Dalradian Resources, the company currently mining for gold in Co Tyrone.
The Canadian firm has mineral rights to over 80,000 hectares in the province - including Curraghinalt near Gortin, where it hopes to begin mining in around four years.
Mr Rutherford has 25 years' experience in investment banking and investment management and is also a director of Anglo American plc - which is led by Sir John Parker, who is from Co Down.
Dalradian joined the AIM last year to raise money for its ventures from investors in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Dalradian chairman Patrick Anderson said: "Jim brings exactly the right mix of skills and talent that we need to build a strong mining industry in Northern Ireland.
"He has many years of experience in the capital markets in both London and New York, and in his role as a board member of one of the largest London-listed mining companies."
Mr Anderson added: "And as a native of Belfast, Jim will be key in helping guide the future direction of Dalradian as we move our Curraghinalt gold project through to production and future growth."