Kingston Resources Strengthens Misima Gold Project Management Team

By: PNG Business News February 18, 2021

Kingston Resources has appointed Geoff Callister to help lead the social responsibility programs and project approval at its 3.6-million-ounce Misima Gold Project in Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea.

This will further expand Kingston’s in-country management team as the project moves further through regulatory approvals and mining studies.

Among the responsibilities of Callister include steering the preparation of the environmental impact statement (EIS) and mining lease application for the project and managing the critically important engagement with the government, local communities and landowners. He will also work with the Misima exploration manager, Andrew Harwood, a geologist who has 30 years of vast experience.

According to Kingston’s managing director Andrew Corbett, “Following the completion of the highly successful Misima PFS in late 2020, we are absolutely delighted that Geoff has accepted this key position with Kingston to accelerate the next stage of project development. Geoff brings a set of vital skills around positive social and community engagement and environmental and mining approvals to the Kingston team. Besides, he has extensive professional experience working at Misima Island and more broadly within Papua New Guinea. Geoff’s experience includes five years working with Placer Dome as the sustainability planning and mine closure officer at the Misima Gold Mine.”

He added, “He has also worked at the Lihir Gold Project, the Porgera Gold Mine and on the Frieda River Project – all landmark PNG projects. We are very much looking forward to Geoff joining the Kingston team as we move to the next exciting stage at Misima.”

Meanwhile, Callister is a social performance manager with 20 years of experience and his expertise includes project implementation, stakeholder and government engagement, community development and natural resource management.

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