The Guyana Gold Board (GGB) has announced the appointment of Ms. Eondrene Thompson as its new General Manager.
The appointment took effect from New Year’s day.
In a statement, the GGB said Miss Thompson, who was the substantive Finance Manager, acted as GM since April 24, 2017 when the then GM, Ms. Lisa Ramotar, along with two other senior officers were sent on administrative leave.
“The Board of Directors unanimously agreed that the GGB needs to proceed in a new direction under new leadership. The board holds in high regard the integrity, skills, and commitment of Miss Thompson to positioning and leading the organization forward. The new GM has been at the Gold Board since March, 2010 after a 15-year-stint at the Bank of Guyana. She is a graduate of the University of Guyana and holds an Executive MBA in Executive Leadership from Liverpool John Moores University.”
According to the board, the contracts for the three officers who were sent on leave back in Apriol, 2017, expired on December 31, 2017 and in keeping with its visions of new direction and new leadership, the Board of Directors decided not to renew the contractual relationships.
The three were sent on administrative leave following a forensic audit and allegations of a possible money laundering ring that may have infiltrated the operations of the Gold Board. That probe is ongoing.