VANCOUVER, BC–NorZinc Ltd. has appointed Peter Portka as Chief Financial Officer, effective December 2, 2019, to replace Trevor Cunningham, who will be leaving the Company to pursue new opportunities. Cunningham will be working with the Company in December to support a seamless transition.
Portka is a mining financial professional with extensive metals and mining experience in corporate finance, corporate development, public accounting and M&A advisory. During his career, he has been extensively involved with, and led, public financings, financial reporting, detailed financial due diligence on a multitude of mining investment opportunities, and managing day-to-day corporate operations.
Portka was most recently VP Finance of Quintana Resources Capital, a US-based mining investment company, a position he held since 2014. During his time at Quintana, Peter helped secure over US$200 million in funding for investments in the base and precious metals space. In addition to leading the investment mandate of the company, Peter also oversaw the expansion and development of a producing Mexican silver operation. Prior to Quintana, Peter was Corporate Controller and Manager, Corporate Development at Sandstorm Gold Royalties. He holds Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations, and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
Don MacDonald, President & CEO of NorZinc Ltd. said, “We are delighted to have Peter Portka join NorZinc at this important time in the development of the Prairie Creek Mine. Peter’s extensive experience in mining projects will immediately strengthen the NorZinc management team. Trevor has done a tremendous job for NorZinc over many years, where he successfully steered us to this point. We wish him every success in his future endeavours.”
Peter Portka said, “I am very excited to be joining NorZinc at such a transformative point in the development of the Prairie Creek Mine and I am looking forward to working with the team to develop this great asset.”
NorZinc is a TSX-listed mine development Company trading under the symbol “NZC”. The Company is developing its key project, the 100%-owned high grade zinc-lead-silver Prairie Creek Mine, located in the Northwest Territories. The Company also owns projects in Newfoundland that host several zinc-lead-copper-gold-silver deposits.