2019 was a year of transition and positioning for Hudbay. I was named interim Chief Executive Officer in July, and in early 2020 I was appointed as Hudbay’s President and CEO. Stephen Lang, a veteran executive with experience in virtually every aspect of mining, joined our Board as its Chair in October.
In my first letter as CEO, I am pleased to report that 2019 was also a year of considerable achievements for Hudbay. Through a combination of operational know-how and technical sophistication, all driven by the energy, expertise and commitment of our people, Hudbay delivered impressive results and improved performance at our existing mines.