Mr. O’Rourke has more than 40 years of experience in mine evaluations, development, project financing, marketing and operations in Canada, the United States, South America and the Philippines. He is a founding member of Copper Mountain Mining Corporation and was President and CEO from its inception in 2007 until his retirement in June 2018.
Mr. O’Rourke is a P.Eng and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Mr. O’Rourke is a 2005 recipient of the Edgar A. Scholz Medal for Excellence in Mine Development in British Columbia and the Yukon, the recipient of the Mining Person of the Year award for British Columbia in 2010 and the recipient of the Order of British Columbia in 2011. In 2013 Jim was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
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.
Mr. Aunger has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, taxation and finance. He was previously the CFO of Madison Venture Corporation and was a Partner at Arthur Andersen. 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 Commerce degree.
Mr. Cloke has over 40 years of experience as a supplier to the mining industry. Mr. Cloke is a seasoned senior executive with proven leadership, team building and market development skills with a track record of successfully managing the profitable growth of mining distribution businesses. Mr. Cloke was Chairman of B.C. Children’s Hospital, Mining for Miracles campaign and is co–founder of Fishing for Kids and Hooked on Miracles fundraising events for the mining industry and B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Mr. Cowden has more than 35 years of experience as a mining executive, director and geologist in the mining industry in Australia, Africa, Asia and Europe. He has founded eight public companies including Altona Mining, prior to its acquisition by Copper Mountain Mining Corporation in early 2018. Mr. Cowden has been part of the discovery, financing and development of numerous mines in Australia, Africa and Europe and has extensive experience across all aspects of the mining industry including mergers and acquisitions and financing.
Mr. Cowden is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was awarded Diggers and Dealers Junior Explorer of the Year in 1995 and received the Queensland Explorer of the Year in 2012. Mr. Cowden has an Honours degree in Geology from Edinburgh University and a PhD in Geology from the University of London.
Mr. Katusa has more than 20 years of experience in finance, asset management and capital markets, with a focus in mining and energy. He is currently a hedge fund manager focused on the natural resource sector and is a mining expert in the capital markets. Mr. Katusa was previously Chief Energy Investment Strategist at Casey Research, LLC.
Mr. Katusa graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Education.
Mr. Renzoni has nearly 50 years experience in banking, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and capital markets specializing in the mining industry. He was previously in investment banking as Managing Director at BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.
Mr. Renzoni graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree (hons) in Geology.
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 as a civil engineer on international infrastructure projects.
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.