Directorate Change

2 December 2019

The Board of Directors of Highland Gold Mining Limited ("Highland Gold" or the "Company", AIM: HGM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Gudgeon as Independent Non-Executive Director.

Ms Gudgeon will fill the Board seat left vacant by the untimely passing of Terry Robinson earlier this year. She will serve as Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee and as a member of the Health & Safety Committee and the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

A 1982 graduate of the London School of Economics, Ms Gudgeon is a qualified chartered accountant with over 30 years of experience. She started her career with Coopers and Lybrand and in 1987 became a senior accountant for Salomon Brothers International. From 1987 to 1995, she worked as a finance executive at Lonrho PLC and was appointed to the firm’s Finance Committee in March 1993. From 1995 to 1998, she served as a director for Halstead Services Limited, and, from 1998 to 2003, she served as a director of Deloitte, specialising in corporate finance. From 2003 to 2009, Ms Gudgeon served as a founding director of the Special Situations Advisory team for BDO LLP, providing integrated advice on corporate finance, restructuring, debt and performance improvement. Ms Gudgeon was managing director of Gazelle Corporate Finance Limited from 2011 to 2017, and a senior advisor at Penfida Limited in 2017-2019. Since 2015, she has been an independent non-executive director at Evraz Plc, where she serves as Audit Committee chairperson.                                                

The Directors welcome Deborah to the Board and are confident that her extensive international board level experience, and accounting and finance background, will provide valuable contributions to the Company’s governance.


Deborah Jane Gudgeon (aged 59) has confirmed that other than the information disclosed below, there is no other information required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.

Current directorships


Conan Limited

Evraz plc

Previous directorships held in the last 5 years


Acacia Mining plc


Shareholding in the Company



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