Newcastle Minerals Board Appointment


Newcastle Minerals Ltd. has appointed Leon David Michaud to the company’s board of directors.

Mr. Michaud specializes in the start-up and operation of large-scale metallurgical concentrators. The metallurgical consultant, who speaks French, English and Spanish, holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from Queen’s University.

For the last year, Mr. Michaud has been consulting in mining for MetallurgyInMotion Inc. Prior to that, he was acting as operations manager to Corriente Resources Inc. and involved in the feasibility study of its large-tonnage, copper-gold project in South America. One of his most recent high-profile assignments was as the mill operation’s superintendent in the successful 2001 start-up of the concentrator at Compania Minera Antamina SA in Peru. Mr. Michaud was part of the group that successfully headed the commissioning and transition to stable operation of the Antamina concentrator. Previous to 2001, Mr. Michaud spent five years at Highland Valley Copper in technical and operational positions. Highland Valley Copper is one of the largest open-pit copper operations in the world since February, 2007. He specializes in the start-up and operation of large-scale metallurgical concentrators.

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