African Barrick CEO Quits Among Steep Dropping Gold


(Mining) – Strike by increasing costs and dropping gold prices, African Barrick announced Wednesday it has nominated a new CEO, Brad Gordon, who is replacing Greg Hawkins productive exactly.

As most miners, African Barrick, Tanzania’s largest gold business, has been strike by lower bullion charges, high charges and yield contain ups making in three successive years of yield down turn, and a 73% worth loss since it recorded in London in 2010.

The company said that exiting boss Greg Hawkins had left “to pursue other interests,” giving no more distant details for his fast exodus.

The new CEO, commerce veteran Brad Gordon, inherits the demanding task of rotating around the struggling company’s procedures, especially in Tanzania. There the miner faces multiple affairs, such as illegal gold excavation, strikes, electricity shortages and even a lawsuit.

Last month, a group of Tanzanian villagers filed in London a claim over the deaths and cuts of localized people, including one occurrence where five men were shot and slain at the North Mara gold mine in May 2011.

The mid-cap gold miner uses about 5,600 workers and 3,500 contractors.