Cockerill quits Cornish Lithium to go for gold

Cockerill quits Cornish Lithium to go for gold

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March 13, 2024: Ian Cockerill (pictured) has stepped down as independent non-executive chairman of UK exploration firm Cornish Lithium, following his appointment as CEO and executive director of gold mines multinational Endeavour Mining.

Cornish Lithium said on March 6 founder and CEO Jeremy Wrathall will also take on the role of chairman on an interim basis.

The process of finding a replacement independent non-executive chair will start soon.

Wrathall thanked Cockerill for his work with the company over the past two years — saying the firm had made significant progress including securing an undisclosed landmark financing package.

Meanwhile former director Keith Liddell has rejoined the board as a non-executive director.

Alongside his long association with Cornish Lithium, the company said Liddell brings a wealth of knowledge of mineral extraction techniques and management of such projects worldwide.

In 2021, the company was granted permission to also go offshore in its search for lithium to supply the UK’s future EV battery market.

Last month, Cornish Lithium announced details of a  community engagement programme in Redruth, Cornwall, about its plans for a geothermal project to extract lithium from mineral-rich groundwaters.