Bougainville Copper Ltd appoints Osikore to board


BOUGAINVILLE Copper Ltd (BCL) has announced the appointment of David Osikore to the company’s board of directors.
Osikore, 57, brings 30 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industries in both Papua New Guinea and Australia to the role.
He was born in Buin, Bougainville.
He started his career with the PNG Department of Mines, attached to the geological survey division, and went on to work with various exploration and mining companies, including BCL, Placer Dome Group of companies, Ingold, Renision Goldfields Ltd, Porgera Joint Venture, Misima Mines, Placer PNG Explorations, Aurora Gold, Abelle Ltd, Morobe Consolidated Goldfields, Harmony PNG and Pacific Niugini Minerals Ltd.
During his career, Osikore has served in roles ranging from exploration geologist, director and managing director.
He was one of the founding directors of Pantoro Ltd and served on its board from 2008 to 2016 and is also currently on the board of Pacific Niugini Minerals PNG, a limited subsidiary of Pantoro Ltd.
Osikore nominates his involvement with the prefeasibility study associated with PNG’s Hidden Valley and Hamata gold projects along with regional exploration in outlying tenements among career highlights.
He has extensive experience in PNG engaging at different levels of business, government and with project area landowners; holds a Bachelor of Science degree (geology) from the University of PNG and is a professional member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
BCL chairman Sir Mel Togolo said Osikore was well-respected and brought invaluable industry experience and a keen local perspective to the board.
“We are delighted that David has agreed to join given his breadth of experience, technical expertise and the industry knowledge he has garnered having worked for three decades in PNG, Bougainville and abroad on various gold, silver and copper mining projects,” he said.