Southern Arc Minerals has added Malcolm Baillie and Robert Parsons to its Board of Advisors, and appointed Brian Richardson as chief financial officer.
Malcolm Baillie is an engineer with more than 30 years of experience at the chief executive level in the Indonesian exploration and mining sectors. He was instrumental in the acquisition and advancement of the world-class Weda Bay nickel laterite project on Halmahera Island and the TSX listing of Weda Bay Nickel.
As a director, he guided the Indonesian elements of its takeover by major nickel miner Eramet SA. He has been a leader in negotiations with the Government of Indonesia on mining regulations and has served as a director of the Indonesian Mining Association.
Bob Parsons is a chartered accountant and former PriceWaterhouseCoopers partner. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Indonesian Mining Association and the International Affairs Committee of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He has also served on the boards of several publicly-listed exploration companies operating in Indonesia, including East Asia Minerals.
Brian Richardson, a chartered accountant, has more than 20 years experience as a chief financial officer and has held senior financial positions for a number of public and private companies. He previously worked for Ernst & Young in Toronto and in Hong Kong.