Thor Mining PLC (LON: THR)(ASX:THR) has appointed Nicole Galloway Warland as exploration manager from the beginning of next month as Richard Bradey retires after more than nine years. 

Geologist Galloway Warland has worked in the mining and exploration industry for more than a quarter of a century in Australia, Eastern Europe and South America since graduating from Sydney’s University of Technology.

AIM-listed Thor highlighted her experience spanning grassroots exploration through to project evaluation, encompassing both open cut and underground mining, with a focus predominantly on gold, copper-gold, base metals, nickel, uranium, and lithium.

A director on the Federal Council of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and chair of the annual South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference, Galloway Warland will work with Bradey until he steps down on October 29.

Thor’s executive chairman Mick Billing said Bradey’s contribution “has been very valuable, and his commitment has been highly commendable”.

Welcoming Galloway Warland, he said her “background and enthusiasm for the role are impressive, and we look forward to her contribution”.

He said Thor was entering a “very exciting new phase with the recent outstanding results at Ragged Range which require energetic follow-up, and we believe that the background skills of Nicole, make her well suited for this challenge”.