Long serving Endeavor Mine general manager Denver D’Angelo will be leaving CBH Resources next month to take up a new role with one of the top ten mining companies in the world.
Mr D’Angelo has accepted the position of Lead Underground Operations with Anglo American, which mines a range of resources including iron ore, platinum, diamonds, copper and coal.
“My role is a corporate role across all of their underground mining,” Mr D’Angelo told The Cobar Weekly.
He said the move was a personal choice for him and that it was “time for a change and a new challenge”.
Mr D’Angelo definitely had his fair share of challenges in the almost 10 years he’s worked at the Endeavor Mine, with the mine having an up and down history including the retrenchment of almost half the workforce in February 2016.
Mr D’Angelo’s impressive record at Endeavor dates back to 2010 when he first moved to Cobar with his young family to take up the Mining Manager’s position.
Two years later, following the departure of the then-general manager Tony Davis to Broken Hill, Mr D’Angelo was promoted to the GM’s role at the beginning of 2012.
Under his leadership, Mr D’Angelo helped to turn Endeavor’s fortunes around and they went from making huge financial losses to a point where the profits at Endeavor were able to fund the company through some difficult years.
Mr D’Angelo said more recently, as the mine’s orebodies became exhausted, he was proud of the company’s approval to recommence the decline in late 2017 towards the newly defined inferred resource of the deep zinc lode which has helped to extend the life of mine.
Mr D’Angelo’s new role with Anglo American will see him based in Melbourne (and reunited with his family) and he will travel between Africa, South America and occasionally the UK, where the company’s head office is located.
Mr D’Angelo praised Cobar as being a welcoming and inclusive community that had allowed his children in their primary school years to grow up safe and secure.
He said he had also been grateful to have worked with a number of “loyal and dedicated people” at Endeavor over the years.