Great Quest appoints new IRO
Following the retirement of its investor relations manager George Butterworth, Great Quest Metals, a Canadian mining company, has appointed Candice Font to replace him.
She had been working as an independent financial communications consultant for the company and has now been hired permanently to serve as investor relations and communications manager.
Font is a business graduate from the University of Plymouth and London South Bank University. She started her career working as an administrator at Thomson Reuters and French retail bank Crédit Agricole.
She brings her broad expertise of business in Africa to Great Quest, whose flagship project is in Mali. From 2005-2008, she worked as a project manager for MP Consulting, producing business reports on growth opportunities in emerging countries such as Russia, Nigeria and Qatar.
She was then hired by Africa Investor, a publication focused on business in Africa, as a regional manager based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and subsequently in Libreville, Gabon.
In 2009 she launched her own marketing and communications consultancy under the name Flamingo Consulting. Her recent projects include IR work for Silver Bull Resources, a Vancouver- based mining company with interests in Mexico and Gabon.
Great Quest is focused on developing the Tilemsi phosphate project in eastern Mali and also holds the Sanoukou, Dabia Ouest and Fambina gold concessions in western Mali. The company, which is listed in Toronto and Frankfurt, has recently completed a $1.1 mn private placement of shares.