Nur-Sultan, June 17, 2020. RG Gold CEO Darryl Clark resigned as head of the company, while remaining its Advisor. This decision was made due to the consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which made it impossible for him to stay personally at the mining site (full text of the appeal below).
Darryl Clark, with over 30 years of work experience in a few global mining companies, was appointed as a Director General of RG GOLD LLP and RG Processing LLP by shareholders’ decision in the summer of 2019. Under his leadership, the Company managed to overfulfill the annual plan for ore laying and gold production in 2019, to activate the preparation process for the start of CIP project construction, launched “RG New Day” transformation project aimed at creating an improved, transparent corporate culture with a focus on increased security, special attention to environmental protection, well-being and convenience of employees.
Meanwhile, the company keeps its current operational activities, as well as preparations for the construction of the CIP project in the normal mode. Currently, the Board of Directors decided to appoint Anuar Shalkarbekov (CFO) as acting General Director.
RG Gold is very grateful to Darryl Clark for his contribution towards company growth and development as well as for sharing his experience with local staff. We wish Darryl continued success.
RG Gold CEO, Darryl Clark, 17.06.2020:
“Dear RG team,
You have all witnessed how global pandemic has affected our lives, global businesses, and world economies.
Here at RG Gold we have always prioritized safety and well-being of our staff. We have always acknowledged that this is also directly proportioned to the well-being of our families.
Nowadays, when the world is under such stress, I understand that I cannot leave my family behind in Australia. Bringing them to Kazakhstan under current circumstances is impossible. At the same time, it is important for such large-scale project and company to be under constant face-to-face leadership and operational control. I have, therefore, made a decision to step down from General Director to Advisor role.
I will keep in touch with you over electronic means of communication, and if you need my help please contact me.