Ecometals Ltd, a Canadian-listed mineral exploration and development company, has announced the appointment of Andrew Robertson as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective as of 1 January 2009. Mr Robertson is a Chartered Accountant in the UK and a Business graduate with over 20 years experience in industry. He started his career with Laporte PLC at a time when it was involved in the mining of Titanium containing ores in Australia, which they processed into Titanium Dioxide, and also the mining of Bentonite in Brazil and Spain. He subsequently became Finance Director of its global pharmaceutical intermediates and polymer catalysts business based in Germany. More recently, he was part of an MBI team which bought the global inorganic mineral coatings business from Bayer with venture capital funding and syndicated debt.