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About

Board of Directors

Edward Dowling *
Edward Dowling * Chairman
Edward Dowling * Edward Dowling * Chairman

Mr. Dowling has over 30 years of mining experience including senior executive and board governance positions with both domestic and international companies. Mr. Dowling is currently on the Board of Teck Resources Ltd., SSR Mining Inc., PJSC Polyus as Chair, and was recently Chair of Alacer Gold Corp. until its merger with SSR Mining Inc. in 2020. He was previously President and CEO of Alacer Gold Corp., President and CEO of Anatolia Minerals Development Limited, President and CEO of Meridian Gold Inc., Executive Director (Mining and Exploration) of De Beers SA, Executive Vice-President of Operations of Cleveland-Cliffs and held a variety of operational roles in a leadership capacity at Phelps Dodge Corporation and Cyprus Amax.

Mr. Dowling holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing, and a Master’s Degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Mineral Processing, all granted from Pennsylvania State University.

Bruce Aunger *
Bruce Aunger * Director
Bruce Aunger * Bruce Aunger * Director

Mr. Aunger has 45 years of experience in accounting, taxation and finance in Canada. He was previously a Partner and CFO of Madison Venture Corporation, a private corporation with extensive operating interests in a number of industries throughout Canada. Prior to that, Mr. Aunger was a tax Partner at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Aunger currently serves as Secretary of Glacier Media, Inc. and GVIC Communications Corp.

Mr. Aunger is a CPA, CA and graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commerce.

Michele Buchignani *
Michele Buchignani * Director
Michele Buchignani * Michele Buchignani * Director

Michele Buchignani has nearly 30 years of experience in private equity, law, finance, compensation and business consulting. Michele served as a Director with Teachers’ Private Capital, the private equity division of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Prior positions also include Managing Director at CIBC World Markets and CIBC Capital Partners as well as Partner at Stikeman Elliott, where she practiced corporate law in Toronto and London. She is currently the CEO of McLean Drive Consulting Ltd. and the Managing Partner of a US-based property holding company. Ms. Buchignani also has 20 years of corporate board experience and has served on executive, audit, governance, compensation and human resource committees. She currently serves on the advisory board of CAI Capital Partners V. L.P., the board of White House Design Company Inc. and the board of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Nasdaq/TSX: WPRT). Ms. Buchignani also has significant not-for-profit board experience, including currently as a member of the board of the Fraser Institute.

Ms. Buchignani graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. (Honours) in English and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law with a J.D. She has completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University as well as the director education program at the Institute for Corporate Directors. She holds the designation ICD.D.

Gil Clausen
Gil Clausen President & CEO, Director
Gil Clausen Gil Clausen President & CEO, Director

Mr. Clausen is a mining executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the areas of management, finance, development and operations in the base metals and precious metals industry. Prior to joining Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, Mr. Clausen was President, CEO and Director of Brio Gold Inc. and held that position from its inception until its acquisition in May 2018. Mr. Clausen was previously President, CEO and Director of Augusta Resource Corporation from its inception in 2005 until its acquisition in 2014. He was Executive Vice President, Mining at Washington Group International, Inc. from 2001 to 2005 and served as the Vice President of Operations of Stillwater Mining Company from 1995 to 1999. Prior to 1995, Mr. Clausen was a mine general manager at several precious and base metals operations of Placer Dome Inc in British Columbia and Ontario.

Mr. Clausen is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of British Columbia with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University. Mr. Clausen is also a graduate of Queen’s University’s executive business program and the Harvard University Business School’s program in corporate board governance.

M. Stephen Enders *
M. Stephen Enders * Director
M. Stephen Enders * M. Stephen Enders * Director

Mr. Enders has over 45 years of mining technical experience, focused on geology and exploration. Mr. Enders has a strong track record of exploration success. Mr. Enders is a co-founder and has been director and technical advisory committee member of Cupric Canyon Capital LLC.  He is the senior technical advisor and has been executive chair and COO of EMX Royalty Corp. He is also the Department Head of Mining Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, where he was previously Department Head of Geology and Geological Engineering.  Mr. Enders was previously Senior Vice President of Worldwide Exploration at Newmont Mining Corporation and President of Phelps Dodge Exploration Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Enders worked as a geologist and exploration manager in numerous projects and mines across the United States. Mr. Enders has been awarded the Ralph W. Marsden Award by the Society of Economic Geologists, the Ben F. Dickerson Award by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and the Distinguished Achievement Medal from the Colorado School of Mines.

Mr. Enders holds a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a M.Sc. in Geological Engineering and a Ph.D. in Geosciences, both from the University of Arizona. Mr. Enders also has completed a Certificate in Executive Leadership from the University of Denver.

Paula Rogers *
Paula Rogers * Director
Paula Rogers * Paula Rogers * Director

Paula Rogers has over 25 years of experience working with international public companies, with a special focus on debt and equity-based project financing in the mining industry, corporate governance, financial reporting and tax strategy.  Ms. Rogers’ past roles include Chief Financial Officer of Castle Peak Mining Ltd., Vice President and Treasurer of Goldcorp Inc. and Treasurer of Wheaton River Minerals Ltd., where she was responsible for the financing and tax structuring of several significant transactions.  She also held various senior finance positions in corporate reporting, tax and treasury at Finning International Inc. Ms. Rogers is also currently on the Board of Great Bear Resources Ltd., Argonaut Gold Inc., and Diversified Royalty Corp.

Ms. Rogers graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant designation.   

 

Peter Sullivan *
Peter Sullivan * Director
Peter Sullivan * Peter Sullivan * Director

Mr. Sullivan has over thirty years of experience working with ASX-listed companies in corporate strategy with a focus on the resource industry.  Mr. Sullivan’s experience also includes engineering and construction, investment banking and capital markets as well as managing mining operations in Australia and internationally.  Mr. Sullivan is an engineer with extensive experience as a non-executive director and in senior executive roles, including chief executive officer and operational roles.  Mr. Sullivan has been closely involved with the strategic development of resource projects and companies with input across technical, financial, regulatory and governance matters.  Mr. Sullivan has worked across multiple jurisdictions including countries in Africa, North America, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Sullivan has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

Bill Washington *
Bill Washington * Director
Bill Washington * Bill Washington * Director

Mr. Washington has more than 20 years of investment banking experience in the mining sector. He was most recently Managing Director and Head of Global Mining & Metals at National Bank Financial. Previous positions include Head of Investment Banking at Wellington West Capital Markets, investment banker at First Marathon, Gordon Capital and Lancaster Financial/TD Securities. Prior to that Mr. Washington worked in the U.K., Spain and Hong Kong as a civil engineer on international infrastructure projects. Mr. Washington is currently also on the Board of Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.

Mr. Washington graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He has also been awarded the ICD.D certification by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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