The CEO of Anglo American Chile, Aaron Puna, has resigned from his seat and the operator has temporarily named Patricio Hidalgo as his replacement.
According to a Reuters report citing a statement from the company, the resignation comes as Anglo is seeking to reverse a May rejection of an environmental permit for the continued operation of the Los Bronces mine.
Hidalgo, meanwhile, has most recently served as the head of the same mine.
Puna will reportedly continue to work “with the management team of Chile and Base Metals in a transition period,” the company told Reuters.
The Los Bronces complex has been the target of environmental groups for its possible impact on a nearby glacier as well as claims of water supply risks.
In July, Chile regulators also rejected an extension proposal for the El Soldado copper mine until 2028.
Source: Reuters (Anglo American Chile’s CEO resigns, interim chief named (msn.com))