Tang was previously president of China Nonferrous Metals Int’l Mining Co Ltd. (CNMIM) and the managing director of China Nonferrous Gold Ltd, which brought the Pakrut gold deposit online to production in 2015.
“David Tang introduced ECR to Shenyang Xinliaoan Machinery Co Ltd, who recently became a strategic shareholder in the company, and this is indicative of his wide range of high-level connections in the mining industry,” said Craig Brown, ECR chief executive.
“I know David well, having worked with him at China Nonferrous Gold, and I feel sure that he will make a valuable contribution as ECR’s new non-executive chairman.
“Bill Howell has been chairman through a turbulent period in ECR’s history, and for the junior mining sector in general.
“His experience and advice has been invaluable, but as the Company’s shareholder base and strategy are evolving, it is only right that the composition of the board should evolve too. We wish Bill the very best in his future endeavours.”