Cline taps Tobin, Haywood

CANADIAN operator Cline Mining has appointed Brian Tobin and Mark Haywood to its board of directors.
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The New Elk mine will produce 3Mtpa.

Donna Schmidt

Both appointments are effective immediately.

Tobin is senior business advisor with Fraser Milner Casgrain, and serves on a number of public company boards, including the chairmanship of Marret Resources.

He was a member of Canadian Parliament from 1980-96, minister of fisheries and oceans in the federal cabinet from 1993-96 and minister of industry from 2000-02. Tobin was also premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1996-2000.

The executive chairman and chief executive officer of iron ore company Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines until May 2011, Tobin and his team went on to sell the firm for $C4.9 billion to Cliffs Natural Resources.

Haywood is a 20-year veteran of international mining operations, serving with several companies, including BHP Billiton, Gold Fields Limited, Ashanti Goldfields and Placer Pacific.

He has a strong technical background, having worked at several public mining companies as a mining engineer and mine manager. He most recently served as president and CEO of Calvista Gold.

Haywood is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Cline’s metallurgical coal property interests are located in British Columbia, Canada and Colorado.

It also has an iron ore property in Madagascar and the Cline Lake gold property in northern Ontario.

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