07:44 AM EDT, 09/28/2020 (MT Newswires) -- Gold producer Pretium Resources (PVG.TO) on Friday announced that Tom S.Q. Yip, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will step down from his role as Chief Financial Officer on September 30, 2020. Pretium had earlier announced that Yip might step down on Oct 30. Yip will continue to serve as Executive Vice President and assist with an orderly transition until October 30. Matthew Quinlan, Vice President, Finance, will succeed Yip as Chief Financial Officer.
Additionally, Pretium announces that Kenneth C. McNaughton, Vice President and Chief Exploration Officer, will be retiring effective September 30, 2020. McNaughton has been responsible for Pretium's greenfield exploration programs since joining the company in 2011, shortly after it was formed to advance the early exploration-stage Brucejack Project. He had led the exploration programs for both the Brucejack and Snowfield projects prior to their acquisition by Pretium. Most recently, he led Pretium's team responsible for the Bowser regional exploration program.