FRONTIER Resources has announced the appointment of an executive director and a non-executive director to the board.

Paige McNeil has been appointed executive director, bringing to the role 14 years operational and administrative experience in the mineral exploration industry in Papua New Guinea, Australia and Canada.

Ms McNeil was appointed alternate director for Peter McNeil in August 2014 and has now resigned from this position.

At present Ms McNeil is a director of two private Australian companies and also facilitates modules for the Governance Institute of Australia.

She was previously the administration manager and company secretary of Frontier.

Frontier managing director Peter McNeil said “The new appointments bring a greater level of Papua New Guinean expertise, experience and energy to the company.

“I am excited about the direction that this board will lead the company and I am proud to introduce my fellow directors who are committed to supporting and re-building Frontier’s value.”

Peter Swiridiuk has been appointed a non-executive director of the board.

Mr Swiridiuk has 24 years of experience exploring for copper, gold, diamonds, coal and base metals.

In a statement, the company said Mr Swiriduik had spent a substantial amount of time managing exploration, discovery and resource definition for projects in Papua New Guinea, including the evaluation of data at Frieda River and acting as a consultant geophysicist to Frontier.