Former CEO of Ashton Mining joins GGL Board of Directors

John S. Auston has been named to the board of directors of GGL Diamond Corp., Vancouver, British Columbia.

Auston was most recently president and CEO of Ashton Mining of Canada, a diamond exploration subsidiary of Ashton Mining Limited of Australia, from 1996 until his retirement in 2000.

Auston received degrees in geology and mineral exploration from McGill University. During a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been active in the discovery, development, and operation of base metal and precious metal mines in Canada, the United States, and Australia. Prior to joining Ashton, most of his career was with the Selection Trust Group of London, which subsequently became the minerals arm of British Petroleum.