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Sphere Resources appoints ex-Ferrexpo executive as COO

West-African focussed iron ore company Sphere Minerals (ASX:SPH) has appointed David Webster as chief operating officer of the company effective from 24 May 2010.

Sphere has three large scale iron ore projects in Mauritania.

Mr Webster worked from 2006 with Ferrexpo as chief operating officer, Ferrexpo produces and exports around 9 million tonnes of iron ore pellets per annum, and is the 6th largest pellet producer in the world.

He also has experience in mining project development also includes five years as Project Director with ProMet in Australia, and before that he spent 25 years with BHP Billiton, across a range of technical, operating and executive management roles in steelmaking and iron ore processing.

“David is a welcome addition to the Sphere team. He has extensive iron ore development and operational experience which will assist the Company in developing its 3Bt magnetite iron ore portfolio in Mauritania," managing director Alexander Burns said.

Disclosure: The author holds no positions in the company