Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX:EGZ) (OTCQX:ENZR) (FWB:YE5) (“Energizer” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce we have appointed Mr. Robin Borley, B.Tech, Mining Engineering to fill the position of Senior Vice-President - Mine Development and he will also become a Director of the Company effective December 1, 2013. A short Bio and Education profile for Robin is presented further down this release.
Peter Harder, Chairman commented: “On behalf of the board, I am delighted to welcome Robin to the board of directors. Robin's many years of experience in mine development will add to our strategic focus in bringing the mine into production”.
“We look forward to getting Robin ‘on board’ and together our team will work diligently to advance the Molo Project in 2014 and deliver on our promises to shareholders”.
Richard Schler, CEO commented: “We are extremely pleased that Robin has chosen to join our Energizer team as it significantly strengthens our Company not only from a mine engineering and technical perspective but also from the management side of the business”.
“Having Robin involved from the ‘ground floor’ of the BFS and mine development process will ensure that we complete the mine build on time and on budget. His experience will be invaluable as we strive to achieve our stated goal of designing and building an operational mine by 2016 with the overriding objective of being a low cost producer of graphite concentrate products”.
SVP- Mine Development
Robin’s role will be to oversee all matters related to the development of the Company’s flagship Molo Graphite Project as it moves toward mine construction and production.
This would primarily include oversight of the Bankable Feasibility Study (“BFS”) and DRA Mineral Projects (retained as our Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management Contractor - “EPCM”), and hands on involvement in the mine design, construction and commissioning phases. He will also be ‘front and center’ for overseeing the initial years of operation which will be contracted to DRA Mineral Projects through its wholly owned Minopex Division. We will also lean on Robin to utilize his vast network of global contacts in the mining and finance communities to facilitate mine project financing and solidify arrangements with both strategic and off-take partners.
It is notable that Robin has great synergistic experience having recently completed a BFS while Chief Operating Officer of Red Island Minerals for the Sakoa Coal Field Project in Madagascar. This will prove invaluable as we move to complete a BFS for the Molo Graphite project located a mere 30 kilometers away from Sakoa.
Mr Robin Borley – Bio and Education
Mr. Robin Borley is a Graduate mining professional and a certified mine manager with more than 25 years of international mining experience building and operating mining ventures. He has held senior management positions both Internationally and within the South African mining industry. He has most recently served as Mining Director for DRA Mineral Projects and was instrumental as the COO of Red Island Minerals in a developing a Madagascar coal venture.
His diverse career has spanned resource project management, evaluation, exploration and mine development. Robin has completed several mine evaluations including operational and financial evaluations of new and existing operations across a diverse range of resource sectors. He has experience in the management of underground and surface mining operations from both the contractor and owner miner environments.
Notably, from 2006 through to 2012, Robin participated in the BEE management buy-out transaction of the Optimum Colliery mining property from BHP, through its independent listing and its ultimate sale to Glencore in December 2012.
University of Johannesburg
Btech, Mining Engineering
1986 – 1990
Environmental Law Environmental Management Systems
Management Development program
University of Witwatersrand
Financial Valuation of Mining Projects
Earth Moving Equipment, Technology and Management
About Energizer Resources
Energizer Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration and development company based in Toronto, Canada, which is focused on developing its 100%-owned flagship Molo flaked Graphite Project located near Fotadrevo, in southern Madagascar.
For more information, please visit our website at www.energizerresources.com or contact:
Brent Nykoliation, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Toll Free: 800.818.5442 or 416.364.4911
or Craig Scherba, President and COO