Aspire Mining non-executive director Ross Tromans has stepped down from his position with the company. Tromans is currently president and chief executive officer of SouthGobi Resources. His resignation follows the recent announcement of a re-commencement of operations at SouthGobi’s Ovoot Tolgoi mine in Mongolia. David McSweeney, chairman of Aspire Mining, said: “We fully understand Ross’s decision to focus his attention on the performance of SouthGobi Resources.”
Tromans, who is from Rio Tinto Services, is also the chief executive officer of SouthGobi Resources, which has 19.9% shareholding in Aspire. SouthGobi is in turn has Rio Tinto as the ultimate controlling shareholder. Tromans has approximately 30 years sales and marketing experience in the coal and energy sector covering the Asian and North American markets. At Rio Tinto Coal Australia, Tromans was responsible for the development and implementation of the overall marketing strategy for thermal, coking and semi-soft coal. He has had various roles within marketing and sales in Rio Tinto Alcan, Kennecott Energy and Kaltim Prima Coal.
Source: Proactive Investor
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