UNDERWATER mining aspirant Nautilus Minerals Inc. has appointed Gavin Vandervegt as acting chief financial officer and corporate secretary.

For the five years prior to this appointment, Mr Vandervegt held the position of group financial controller of the company.

Before joining Nautilus, Mr Vandervegt was the finance director of Katanga Mining, a copper company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with assets located in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mr Vandervegt has more than 15 years of commercial experience, predominantly within the resources sector, including financial reporting, management reporting, project management, corporate governance, commercial negotiations and business analysis.

A qualified chartered accountant, Mr Vandervegt has worked in both site based and corporate roles in Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Africa.