Toronto, September 6, 2022 - Royal Road Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:RYR) ("Royal Road" or the "Company") announces that Board Director Mr Hugh Devlin has been appointed to the position of Executive Director Sustainability and that Special Advisory Board member Mr Guy Wallis, will join the Company's Board of Directors.
Hugh Devlin served as an officer in the Royal Marines over a period of some 20 years where he specialized in intelligence, military diplomacy, and international arms control. As a Royal Marines Commando he served on operational tours in various countries and participated in counter terror and counter narcotics operations in Belize and Northern Ireland. On leaving the Marines, Hugh worked as a security and risk consultant specializing in resilience planning, disaster recovery and operational logistics. Hugh is a PRINCE2 practitioner and experienced project manager. In 2005 Hugh commenced work in land and community relations and operations for mineral exploration companies and went on to become one of the co-founders and an original member of the executive board of Royal Road. Hugh has wide experience in working with local communities and indigenous groups and establishing innovative and sustainable community development programs in Armenia, Kosovo, Georgia, Turkey and Ethiopia, which have focused on the training and development of workplace skills for local employees and providing opportunities for disadvantaged minority groups.
Guy Wallis was previously a member of the Company's Special Advisory Board. Guy served with the British Armed Forces for 35 years, including 19 with UK Special Forces (UKSF) before joining the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). While in the Armed Forces, Guy served in a number of high-risk operational theatres and post-conflict environments including; Northern Ireland, The Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also served with the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) providing operational and policy advice on counter-terrorism working closely with US Special Operations Forces, intelligence and law enforcement agencies. In the UK he completed two tours in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) providing policy and operational advice as well as supporting time-sensitive operations with specialist advice in the Defence Crisis Management Centre (DCMC) and Cabinet Office Briefing Room 'Alpha' (COBRA). In the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Guy established and led a team providing policy advice to senior decision makers within the Ministry of Defence and Other UK Government Departments. Guy also conducted a number of sensitive projects looking at Defence and Policing capability and policy and future technical capability requirements. Much of this work required delicate cross-government and stakeholder engagement combined with a detailed understanding of the political landscape. Guy is highly regarded in the Defence and security industry and has received a number of UK and international awards. He has an MSc in Security Management, is a Fellow of the Security Institute and is a Chartered Security Professional. He is also a PRINCE2 and Management of Risk (M_o_R) Practitioner and Quality Assurance Assessor.
"We welcome Hugh and Guy to their new roles in the Company. Both Hugh and Guy are highly capable operators with a profound depth of knowledge that is of invaluable assistance in relation to our in-country social and security initiatives and in respect of fortifying multilateral support, particularly in relation to our business and peace initiatives in Colombia " said Dr Tim Coughlin, Royal Road's President and CEO
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