The National, Thursday July 19th, 2012
MARENGO Mining Ltd has announced the appointment of Stevie Nion as PNG country manager, further strengthening its executive management team, as it moves towards possible development of its flagship Yandera copper-molybdenum-gold project in Papua New Guinea.
Nion is a geologist by profession and has more than 30 years experience in the PNG mining industry.
During that time, he held a number of senior government positions, including chief government geologist and director of the geological survey, deputy (and acting secretary) of the former PNG Department of Mining, and since 2007, inaugural deputy general manager – minerals for PNG government mining company, Petromin PNG Holdings Ltd.
Commenting on Nion’s appointment, Marengo’s managing director and chief executive, Les Emery, said: “We are very pleased to have Stevie join the Marengo management team at a crucial phase in the company’s development.”
As it moves to complete the feasibility study on its Yandera project.
“With extensive experience in the PNG mining industry, particularly as a senior public servant in the mining sector, Stevie will add a new dimension to the skill base of Marengo’s management.”
Reporting to Marengo’s managing director, Nion is based in the company’s recently opened office in Port Moresby.