Bellhaven Copper & Gold Inc. has appointed Mark Gelmon as its new chief financial officer. The Canadian mining company has worked with Gelmon, who has served as a partner at iO Corporate Services in Vancouver dating back to 2007, in the past as a consultant.
Ballhaven, which trades on the TSX Venture Exchange in Calgary, noted that Gelmon was selected for his skills in general financial management, reporting operating results, and liaising with financial institutions. His knowledge of the compliance and regulatory reporting requirements in the sector is also expected to be an asset for the firm.
“We are delighted to engage Mark as Bellhaven’s CFO,” said Paul Zweng, CEO and chairman of Bellhaven. “He has a long history assisting Bellhaven in the past, and we are pleased to have him now officially in this new role. Millie Paredes, Bellhaven’s COO and president, the board of directors, and I look forward to working with Mark in the months ahead as we continue to build a better Bellhaven.”
Bellhaven Copper & Gold operates its “flagship” project, La Mina, in Colombia’s “Middle Cauca Belt” about two hours from Medellín. As of 2013, according to company data verified by geoscientist Thomas J. Drown, some 1.6 million ounces of gold and 419 million pounds of copper is located at La Mina.
Bellhaven is currently working to further develop this holding. “The company’s goal is to be a leader in gold and copper development in Colombia,” said the firm in a statement.