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Centerra gets new CEO

Centerra Gold has named departing AuRico Metals chairman Scott Perry to replace Ian Atkinson on November 1, with Atkinson to retire by year-end after 10 years in various roles with the operator of the Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan.

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Centerra operates Kumtor in Kyrgyzstan, which has been the subject of an ongoing ownership tussle with the government

Perry has more than 20 years' of experience in the gold industry, including terms as CEO and CFO at AuRico Gold –which has since merged with Alamos Gold – and CFO at Highland Gold and at Barrick Gold’