Tonkin will be responsible for the coordination and optimisation of operational synergies between the Murchison and Mount Monger operations and assessing Silver Lake's extensive project pipeline.
Paul Chapman, chairman of Silver Lake, commented: "We are extremely pleased to welcome Luke to the Silver Lake board. Luke's operational and corporate expertise will further complement our strong range of board skills."
Tonkin has held senior management roles at WMC Resources Ltd, Sons of Gwalia Ltd, and was managing director of Mount Gibson Iron (ASX: MGX) for 7 years.
Silver Lake is an ASX 200 gold producing and exploration company with multiple mines and multiple mills operating in the Eastern Goldfields and Murchison districts of Western Australia.
The company's land position in the state covers 5,000 square kilometres of highly prospective under explored tenements containing gold, silver, copper and zinc.
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