Mr. Ian Atkinson is no longer President Chief Executive Officer Director of Centerra Gold Inc. He has 40 years of experience in international mining and exploration. Mr. Atkinson joined Centerra in 2005 as VicePresident Exploration was promoted as Senior VicePresident Global Exploration in 2010 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May of 2012. Prior to joining Centerra he served as VicePresident Exploration Strategy of Hecla Mining Company in Coeur dAlene Idaho from 2004 to 2005. Between 2001 and 2004 Mr. Atkinson held an independent management consultant role for a number of companies including BHP Billiton Hecla Mining Company and Atikwa Minerals Ltd. Prior to this he was employed with Battle Mountain Gold Company first as Senior VicePresident Exploration from 1996 to 1999 and then Senior VicePresident Operations Exploration between 1999 and 2001. From 1991 to 1996 he served as Senior Vice President of Hemlo Gold Mines Inc. in Toronto Ontario. From 1979 to 1991 he held various positions with Noranda Exploration Company Limited including Assistant Regional Manager in Ontario and northwest Quebec
Age: 64 CEO Since 2012Atkinson graduated from King?s College, University of London with a BS degree in geology and a Masters degree in geophysics from the Royal School of Mines, University of London.