TORONTO, Jan. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE:MUX) (TSX:MUX) is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Sutherland as its President. Colin will be responsible for the financial and operational performance of the Company. Rob McEwen will remain the Chairman and CEO.
Colin is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of financial and operational experience. Most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Archipelago Resources Plc, which operates a large producing gold mine in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. In 2013, Mr. Sutherland led the successful privatization of the Archipelago, and continued to deliver significant returns to its shareholder. During his tenure gold production grew to 200,000 ounces per annum, and costs were significantly reduced. Prior to this, Mr. Sutherland held senior financial and executive roles with Timmins Gold, Capital Gold, Nayarit Gold and Aurico Gold.