Royal Road Minerals announces board and management changes

Royal Road Minerals Limited announces that Advisory Board member Mr Hugh Devlin has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors and that Raul Farfan will step down as the Company’s Executive Director Sustainability.

Prior to this appointment Hugh Devlin was a member of the Company’s Advisory Board. Hugh served as an officer in the Royal Marines over a period of some 20 years where he specialized in intelligence, military diplomacy, and international arms control. As a Marine Commando he served on operational tours in various countries and participated in counter terror and counter narcotics operations in Belize and Northern Ireland.

Past experiences

On leaving the Marines, Hugh worked in security, land and community relations and operations for mineral exploration companies and went on to become one of the co-founders and an original member of the executive board of Royal Road. Hugh has been involved in establishing innovative and sustainable community development programs in Armenia, Kosovo, Georgia, Turkey and Ethiopia, focused on training and development of workplace skills for local employees and providing opportunities for disadvantaged minority groups.

Past experience includes several years as a security and risk consultant specializing in resilience planning, disaster recovery and operational logistics. Hugh is currently employed by the UK Ministry of Defense as a Regional Employer Engagement Director. Hugh is a competent and experienced linguist and a trained negotiator.

“Hugh is a trusted, competent and highly valued member of our team and we very much welcome his appointment and input at Board level. The Board thanks Raul for his valuable contribution and we wish him well with his future endeavors. I am confident the Company will continue to focus its efforts on exceeding the expectations of all stakeholders especially with respect to the performance standards to which it is bound both ethically and under contractual arrangement with communities and post-conflict cooperatives in Colombia and Nicaragua,” said Jon Hill, Chairman of the Board.

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