The Board of Directors of Great Western Diamonds Corp. announced that Brent C. Jellicoe, P.Geo has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Company on February 27 , 2006.
"Brent will apply his extensive exploration and evaluation experience to the challenges ahead in developing our diamond properties including the large macrodiamond-bearing bodies located near Candle Lake", says Gary Billingsley, Chairman of the Board for Great Western Diamonds Corp. "We are pleased that he has accepted this position and appreciate the value that his leadership, vision, and expertise will contribute to our company as we enter a period of accelerated exploration activity and corporate growth."
Mr. Jellicoe has been directly involved with all aspects of diamond exploration and project management in the Fort a la Corne area of Saskatchewan since 1993. In 1999, Brent started Jellicoe Resource Associates, a geological consulting firm that served various Saskatchewan diamond exploration interests from 1999 to 2004. Recently, Mr. Jellicoe was the Exploration Manager for Kensington Resources Ltd. where he managed their interest in the Fort a la Corne Joint Venture Diamond Project and helped to facilitate the merger between Kensington and Shore Gold Inc.
Great Western Diamonds Corp. is an exploration and mine development company currently focused on several diamond prospects including the 100%-owned Candle Lake Diamond Project in central Saskatchewan. Great Western is committed to increasing shareholder value through an aggressive, results-driven exploration and evaluation program targeted on reaching a pre-feasibility decision on the Candle Lake kimberlites by the end of 2007. While Candle Lake is the core diamond project, the Company continues to build a balanced and geographically diverse project portfolio with both advanced and grassroot diamond properties.