Mountain Province Diamonds Names New CEO


Mountain Province Diamonds has appointed mining veteran Mark Wall (pictured) to be its president, director, and CEO, effective today.

Mountain Province owns 49% of the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Its partner is De Beers Canada, which owns 51%.

Wall succeeds former De Beers exec Stuart Brown, who resigned in October in a “mutual decision” with the company’s board. Following Brown’s departure, nonexecutive chairman Jonathan Comerford briefly took over as interim CEO.

Wall has more than 25 years’ experience in the mining industry. Most recently, he was the CEO of Streamers Gold Mining. Prior to that, he served as chief commercial officer, and then chief operating officer, for Nevada Copper.

In a statement, Wall said he looked forward to “reducing the mine’s carbon footprint, which is a critical focus in today’s world.”

“Mark brings both senior executive and strong operational experience to the company as well as a deep focus on sustainability and the environment,” said Comerford in the same statement. “Mr. Wall will be based in Calgary, Canada, which is also the location of the De Beers Canada office and within close reach to the Gahcho Kué mine site and Kennady exploration areas.”

(Photo from LinkedIn)

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By: Rob Bates

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