The group said Buckley’s appointment follows the reducing of work commitments by Leo O'Shaughnessy, the current non-board CFO. Buckley's appointment is similarly non-board.
It noted that O'Shaughnessy has kindly agreed to act as a consultant for a further six months, following his departure, to ensure a seamless hand-over. Galantas’ board of directors thanked him for his many years of excellent service to the company and wished him well for the future.
Buckley is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants and has held the positions of chief financial officer and general manager at Vedanta Lisheen Holdings Ltd and was chief financial officer for Anglo American Lisheen Mining Ltd. He also has a continuing role as a director of Shanoon Resources Ltd, an early stage mining and exploration company, founded in 2016, which has operating licenses in County Kilkenny, Republic Of Ireland.
In a statement, Roland Phelps, president & chief executive officer of Galantas Gold commented: "Leo has made a significant contribution to Galantas, which is much appreciated. I am delighted to welcome Alan into the CFO role. Galantas is at an exciting time in its development and I know that Alan's strong financial experience and extensive corporate background will be a great assistance to the company going forward."