Marathon Gold, a Toronto-based gold company, has announced the appointment of mining-industry veteran Gil Lawson as its new chief operating officer. Lawson will be taking over from Tim Williams, who is returning to Australia for family reasons.
Lawson’s main responsibility will be to ensure the successful delivery of the Valentine gold project in the central region of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as the establishment of a Newfoundland-based mine management and operating team. He brings with him a wealth of experience, having held various technical and leadership roles at esteemed companies such as Placer Dome, De Beers Canada, and Goldcorp from 1986 to 2020. Between 2017 and 2020, he served as the chief operating officer of TMAC Resources and most recently held the position of interim general manager at the Tasiast mine in Mauritania for Kinross Gold.
Williams, who had been serving as the chief operating officer since 2020, will continue to support Marathon Gold as a consultant, providing guidance on mining operations, mine plan development, and ore control planning.
In addition to the appointment of Lawson, Marathon Gold has also promoted Paolo Toscano to the role of senior vice president of projects, engineering, and construction.