European Metals Holdings Limited (EMH) (LON:EMH) has named Neil Meadows as its chief operating officer, a non-board appointment.
The AIM-listed firm said Meadows has previously held the position of chief operating officer at Karara Mining Ltd, managing director of IMX Resources Limited and worked with the Australian Premium Iron Ore Joint Venture on mine infrastructure.
EMH noted that Meadows holds a Masters of Applied Science in Metallurgy from the South Australian Institute of Technology and was the recipient of the Mine Manager of the Year Award through the Sidney Mining Club in 2007.
Keith Coughlan, managing director of European Metals, said: “Executives of Neil’s quality and experience are not easy to find and we look forward to his guidance as we move into the development of the Cinovec Project.”
He added: “Neil’s experience with projects of similar size and complexity will augment our existing team, both in Australia and the Czech Republic.”
European Metals, through its wholly owned Subsidiary, Geomet s.r.o., controls the mineral exploration licenses awarded by the Czech State over the Cinovec Lithium/Tin Project.
Cinovec - the largest lithium deposit in Europe, the fourth largest non-brine deposit in the world and a globally significant tin resource - has previously had over 400,000 tonnes of ore mined as a trial sub-level open stope underground mining operation.
The group noted that the economic viability of Cinovec has been enhanced by the recent strong increase in demand for lithium globally, and within Europe specifically.