Nautilus Minerals has appointed Wayne Knott to the role of chief operating officer (COO), effective March 19, 2018.
Knott is a metallurgist with over 30 years of mining industry experience, with particular expertise in dredging, operational start-ups and reviews.
He previously worked for Nautilus Minerals as operations manager during 2010 to 2012, where he was responsible for defining the company’s original operational readiness plan, as well as providing significant input into the design and scope of the current production system for the Solwara 1 project offshore Papua New Guinea.
Knott is MBA qualified with a bachelor’s degree equivalent in Extraction Metallurgy.
Mike Johnston, Nautilus’ CEO said: “We are delighted to have Wayne back leading our project team. Wayne’s expertise in operational start-ups, their design and implementation, combined with his intimate knowledge of our production system, will be invaluable to us as we continue to advance towards completing the build and integration of our system, and launch the seafloor resource production industry.”