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. Shier has over twenty years experience as a corporate officer and director to a number of publicly–traded mining companies and has raised over $1 billion in debt and equity financing transactions. Mr. Shier is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and the 2013 recipient of the Edgar A. Scholz Medal for Excellence in Mine Development in British Columbia.
Mr. Shier is a CPA, CA and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Mr. Strickland has over 25 years of Canadian and international mining experience, specifically in mineral processing, project development, mine management and sustainability programs. Mr. Strickland is currently responsible for leading the Company’s sustainability initiatives. Prior to becoming the EVP of Sustainability, Mr. Strickland was the Chief Operating Officer at Copper Mountain. Previous to joining the Company, Mr. Strickland held various senior operating positions at Placer Dome, Barrick Gold Corp and Yukon Zinc.
Mr. Strickland is a Professional Engineer and graduated from Queens University with a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering.
Ms. Wong has 15 years of experience in corporate development, strategic transactions, finance and investor relations in the mining industry. She was most recently Vice President, Corporate Development at Brio Gold Inc., which was acquired in May 2018. Ms. Wong has also been Vice President, Investor Relations at Augusta Resource Corporation, which was acquired in July 2014, Arizona Mining, and Ventana Gold, which was acquired in March 2011. Ms. Wong was also formerly Director of Investor Relations at Yamana Gold.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and is a CFA Charterholder.
Mr. Dell has over 25 years’ of international mining experience, in both base metals and precious metals operations. Prior to becoming SVP, Operations, Mr. Dell was Mine General Manager at the Copper Mountain Mine. Previous to joining the Company, Mr. Dell held numerous senior technical and operational roles including Mine Manager at Vale S.A. and Barrick Gold Corporation.
Mr. Dell has a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Mining Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.
Mr. Newman has more than 30 years of experience in project management and development, concentrating, smelting and refining operations in base and precious metals. He was most recently Senior Vice President, Technical Services at Brio Gold Inc. until its acquisition in May 2018. Previously, he was Vice President, Project Development at Augusta Resource Corporation until its acquisition in 2014 and previously he held various senior technical positions in operations at Stillwater Mining Company and Gold Fields Limited.
Mr. Newman holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honours) from Rhodes University and is a graduate of the Management Advancement Program at the University of Witwatersrand Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Klue has more than 35 years in the mining minerals and metals industry. Mr. Klue has developed and implemented new technologies in Canada, USA, Africa, India, Iran, Russia, Europe, Australia and China. Prior to Copper Mountain, Mr. Klue held positions of Senior Vice President, Metallurgical Manager and Plant Superintendent for Tetra Tech, Hatch and Messina Copper.
Mr. Klue has an NHD Ext.Met, is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (SAIMM) and a Metallurgical Engineer by profession who also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Mr. Klue is a “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Mr. Holbek has 35 years of experience in mineral exploration and mine development. Prior to joining Copper Mountain Mining, he served as Vice President for Western Keltic Mines and Blackstone Ventures working on the discovery and development of VMS and Nickel deposits. Previously, he served as Vice President, Exploration for Atna Resources Ltd. Prior to that, he held the positions of Exploration Manager and Mine Geologist for Princeton Mining Ltd and Senior Exploration Geologist at Esso Minerals Canada and Homestake Canada Ltd.
Mr. Holbek is Professional Geologist (P.Geo) and graduated from The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree (hons) in Geology and a Master of Science degree in Economic Geology.
Mr. Holbek is a “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Brad Bolger is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 15 years of progressive public accounting, finance, and corporate governance experience, joining Copper Mountain in June 2013. Prior to joining Copper Mountain, he was most recently the Controller for Yukon Zinc and previously worked with a Vancouver based gold producer. Brad also brings public company auditing and assurance experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working in the Vancouver mining practice until 2010. Brad has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Thompson Rivers University and holds a Master of Laws in International Mineral Law and Policy from Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland and earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 2010.
Mr. Langford has over 13 years of legal and management experience primarily in the mining industry. He was previously Corporate Counsel and Compliance Officer at SSR Mining until March 2021, following the successful merger and integration with Alacer Gold. During his time at SSR Mining, he was a member of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for the global, legal, governance and compliance functions, and also acted as Corporate Secretary. Previously, Mr. Langford was an associate at McMillan LLP in the firm’s Toronto and Vancouver offices focused on business law and capital markets.
Mr. Langford obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. He is currently completing the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Leadership Program for In-House Counsel at the Rotman School of Management.
Ms. White has nearly 20 years of experience in human resources primarily in the natural resources sector. Ms. White was previously an independent Human Resources consultant over the last two years focused solely in the mining industry. Prior to creating her consulting company, she was Director of Human Resources at Capstone Mining Corp. and Alterra Power Corp. She also held various HR positions at Hatch Ltd., Barrick Gold of Australia Ltd. and Placer Dome Inc.
Bryony graduated from Queen’s University with a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science.