People: SolGold plc (SOLG.L)
19 Dec 2014
Mr. John Graham Bovard is Non-Executive Director of SolGold Plc. Mr. Bovard is a civil engineer with over 40 years’ experience in mining, heavy construction, project development and corporate management throughout Australia. His career to date has included roles as CEO of public companies and both Executive and Non-Executive Directorships. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Bovard is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of the ASX-listed Mt Isa Metals Limited and Australian Pacific Coal Limited (formerly Pacific Enviromin Limited). Other roles within the past five (5) years have included acting as the interim CEO of Australian Solomons Gold Ltd (April 2007 to January 2008) and the Non-Executive Chairman of Axiom Mining Ltd (June 2006 to April 2007). From March 2002 to June 2006, Mr Bovard acted as the CEO of Asia Pacific Resources Ltd (listed on the TSX) developing potash resource in Thailand. Other Directorships have included Danae Resources NL (Managing Director) and Greenwich Resources Plc, both through to early 2006. He was also Project Manager for the $A800 million Phosphate Hill Fertiliser Project for Western Mining Corporation (WMC) situated south of Mount Isa in Queensland, Australia. Other previous project experience includes managing the construction of the Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea, the Super Pit expansion at Kalgoorlie, and the development of the Bronzewing Gold Mine in Western Australia. He was previously the General Manager of the giant OK Tedi porphyry Copper Gold Mine. Mr Bovard’s corporate profile, together with his experience in south west Pacific mining operations and construction is considered to be of great value to SolGold Plc.
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