Desert Metals named geologist Stephen Ross as managing director, effective April 1.

Robert Stuart transitions to a non-executive director role, while Patrick Flint joins the board, bringing extensive resources sector administration experience.

The changes aim to strengthen its exploration efforts in Côte d'Ivoire and Western Australia.

The leadership reshuffle aligns with the company's strategic focus on accelerating exploration, particularly after Ross' visit to Côte d'Ivoire, setting the stage for expanded fieldwork and collaboration.