Petropavlovsk, the silver producer rocked by a few boardroom battles and shareholder feuds, features turned to a russian opponent for the brand-new leader.

The ftse 250 miner said on monday that denis alexandrov, which resigned from highland gold last week, would take the helm for the organization from tuesday.

The appointment of mr alexandrov comes as petropavlovsk tries to draw the line under a summer of sour infighting and disputes which have made the business uninvestable for some big institutional investors in london.

Petropavlovsk in place launched the search for an innovative new chief in june after a team of shareholders led by ugc, another russian gold producer, ousted the companys co-founder pavel maslovskiy and 1 / 2 of its board.

The miner was established in 1994 by mr maslovskiy and peter hambro, a scion of london financial dynasty. its one of the biggest uk-listed silver organizations with production of 560,000 to 600,000 ounces anticipated this year.

Removing mr maslovskiy has actually caused a bitter internal dispute at petropavlovsk who has pitched workers devoted into the earlier management resistant to the new board, chaired by james cameron, and administration group.

The company revealed last month that a lack of co-operation among some staff members had resulted in delays in obtaining money from a few of its russian subsidiaries.

Its interim main, maxim meshcheryakov who will continue to be utilizing the business in a senior place to work alongside mr alexandrov also must force his method to the companys moscow head office in august after a stand-off with regional staff.

Industry experts stated mr alexandrov had been a superb hire but faced a difficult task joining together the warring factions at petropavlovsk.

Having caused denis over the past several years, i do believe this is certainly a highly skilled hire for petropavlovsk, said analysts at canaccord genuity. concerns round the insufficient transparency into the business will still likely consider on buyer belief, but this hire should-be viewed extremely positively.

Mr alexandrov resigned from highland gold last week after virtually four years in the helm of the working arm, russdragmet.

Highland gold is usually to be taken exclusive after chelsea soccer club owner roman abramovich offered their 40 per cent share within the company to vladislav sviblov, a russian businessman with some mining possessions.

Mr alexandrov said his very first concerns is to ensure a smooth change toward new leadership team and formulate a definite operating strategy.

In the present silver price environment, better management of the groups strong asset base should benefit our stakeholders, he said.

Since an attempt to reinstate mr maslovskiy had been voted straight down by shareholders in august, petropavlovsk has-been trying to simplify its complex organisational framework, which include 30 subsidiaries.

However, tries to reverse modifications produced by mr maslovskiy toward constitution of several russian subsidiaries have experienced legal difficulties in russia from employees additionally the ex-chiefs child alexey maslovskiy.

The companys previous deputy chief executive, alya samokhvalova, normally suing the organization for unjust dismissal, claiming she had been fired for whistleblowing.

Petropavlovsk denies the claim and states the woman dismissal was for signing off the modifications into constitutional papers.