Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - August 18, 2020) - Royal Road Minerals Limited (TSXV: RYR) ("Royal Road" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Wall to the role of Executive Director Sustainability. Liz has been a Director of Royal Road Minerals since May 2019.
Liz has more than twenty years of global experience assessing and addressing social and environmental risks and impacts associated with extractive sector investments in developing countries. Liz has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining, a Masters of Science and a Masters of Philosophy (Oxford). Originally trained as a mining engineer, a Rhodes Scholarship allowed Liz to pursue further studies in poverty reduction and environmental management. She has worked in more than forty countries, commencing her career with Rio Tinto in both project and corporate roles, focusing on health, environment and community aspects, before moving to the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) as a social development and environmental specialist. Liz has established a successful consulting business (Shared Resources Pty Ltd), has held a number of board-appointed roles and is regularly in the position of advising major mining companies on significant investment decisions. Recognizing the evolving expectations of social and environmental performance, Liz retains close connections to fellow practitioners, delivers training courses on key topics, and authors books and papers on topics in this area.
"We are very pleased that Liz has agreed to an executive position at Royal Road," said Tim Coughlin, Royal Road's President and CEO. "In her previous role as Director, Liz maintained crucial oversight of the Company's policies relating to its sustainability commitments in both Colombia and Nicaragua. Now, as our projects advance to the resource stage and in anticipation of accelerated exploration activity throughout our extensive land package, we are excited to have Liz more involved in the management and direction of the Company's social and environmental initiatives."
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Dr. Timothy Coughlin
President and Chief Executive Officer
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