Mining veteran Rick Menell has joined the board of Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining as a nonexecutive, independent director.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Rick Menell to the board of our company. Rick is a very high calibre individual whose diverse work and life experiences will bring new perspectives that will be invaluable in helping Perseus reach its full potential.

“His deep understanding of the people and the mining industry on the African continent is perfectly suited to joining the leadership team of a growing, Africa-focused company like Perseus, that has ambitions to become a leader of the gold mining industry on the continent,” says Perseus chairperson and CEO Jeff Quartermaine.