Bruce McLeod, P.Eng
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bruce McLeod is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years of experience in all areas of the mining industry. Most recently he was the President & CEO of Mercator Minerals Ltd. Prior to that, he was the President, CEO and Director of Creston Moly Corp. as well as a founder of both Sherwood Copper Corp and Stornoway Diamond Corporation. He also served on the Board of Directors of Palmerejo Silver and Gold Corp (acquired by Coeur D’Alene Mines) and Ariane Gold (acquired by Cambior Inc.) and has been involved in numerous projects at various stages of development while with the Northair Group. Mr. McLeod was the co-recipient of AMEBC’s EA Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2009 and primarily focuses on project development, strategic planning, and financing activities.
Walter Segsworth, Non-executive Chair of the Board, Compensation Committee (Chair), Health, Safety & Environment Committee
Director and Chairman
Mr. Segsworth has 40 years of experience in mining in Canada and overseas and has served as a senior officer of several mining companies including Westmin Resources, where he was President & CEO and Homestake Mining Company, where he was President & COO. Mr. Segsworth has served on several boards of resource companies over the past decade and is currently lead independent director of Pan American Silver. Mr. Segsworth is past Chairman of both the Mining Associations of British Columbia (BC) and Canada and was named BC’s Mining Person of the year in 1996. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Cumberland Resources Ltd. which was developing the Meadowbank Gold deposit in Nunavut when it was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in 2007. He received his bachelor of science in mining engineering from Michigan Technology University. Mr. Segsworth is independent within the meaning of National Instrument 58-101. Mr. Segsworth’s experience is a critical asset to the Board and the Company as it transitions from developer to producer.
David Fennell, Health, Safety & Environment Committee, Nominating & Governance Committee
David Fennell has over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry. He received a law degree from the University of Alberta in 1979 and practiced law until he founded Golden Star Resources Ltd in 1983. During his term as president and CEO, Golden Star became a TSE 300 company and one of the largest and most successful exploration companies. In 1998, Mr. Fennell became chairman and CEO of Cambiex Explorations Ltd, which became Hope Bay Gold Corporation. He held this position through the merger of Hope Bay and Miramar Mining Corporation, and remained as executive vice-chairman and director for the combined entity until its takeover by Newmont Mining Corporation in 2008. Mr. Fennell has been instrumental in the success of several resource companies. He currently serves as Chairman of Reunion Gold Corporation and Highland Copper Company Inc., and he is a director of Torex Gold Resources Ltd.
James N. Morton, BA, LLB, Audit Committee, Nominating & Governance Committee (Chair)
Mr. Morton was the founding partner of Morton Law, LLP, Corporate and Securities Lawyers of Vancouver, BC. Now retired, he has over 30 years’ experience representing resource and other venture companies in effecting initial public offerings, equity financings, acquisitions, mergers and take-over transactions. He is the President and a director of Blackcomb Capital Corporation, a private investment holding company. Mr. Morton received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and an LLB from the University of British Columbia.
Anthony P. Walsh, CA, Audit Committee (Chair), Nominating & Governance Committee
Mr. Walsh graduated from Queen’s University (Canada) in 1973 and became a member of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1976. Mr. Walsh has over 20 years’ experience in the field of exploration, mining and development. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Walsh was President & CEO and a Director of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (he retired in 2011). From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Walsh was President and Chief Executive Officer of Miramar, from 1995 — 1999 Mr. Walsh was Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Miramar, from 1993 to 1995 was the Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of a computer leasing company and from 1989 to 1992 was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President, Finance of International Corona Resources Ltd., a gold producer.
Anna Stylianides, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee
Ms. Stylianides has 25 years of experience in the global capital markets having spent much of her career in investment banking, private equity, and corporate management and restructuring. She began her career in corporate law by joining the firm of Webber Wentzel Attorneys in 1990 after graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1992 she joined Investec Merchant Bank Limited where she specialized in risk management and gained extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance and structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, specialized finance and other banking and financial services transactions. She was also involved in designing and structuring financial products for financial institutions and corporations. Since 1997, Ms. Stylianides has been a director of and has been engaged in the financial restructuring of certain Nasdaq publicly-traded companies and has extensive knowledge of Canadian and SEC securities regulations. Ms. Stylianides continues to work extensively with private equity investors in structuring transactions in the banking, construction and mining industries. Ms. Stylianides has numerous board appointments, and currently also serves as a director of Entrée Gold Inc, and Altius Minerals Corp.
Leo Zhao, Compensation Committee, Nominating & Governance Committee
Mr. Zhao has more than 17 years of experience in global mining investment and EPC project management in China, Canada, Australia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Middle East. He is currently the Managing Director of Zhaojin International Mining Co., Ltd, wholly owned by Zhaojin Mining Industry Co., the fourth largest gold mining company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also the executive director of Zhaojin-Gravitas Mining Funds which was established in Canada. Prior to joining Zhaojin, he served as a project manager for the China National Nonferrous Industry Foreign Engineering & Construction Company (NFC) working in various countries and was nominated as alternative director in Terramin Australia Ltd from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Zhao received his Bachelor Degree in International Project Management from Tianjin University in 2000 and MBA diploma in Tsinghua University, China, in 2007. He holds a PMP certificate issued by PMI.
David Rae, Compensation Committee, Health, Safety & Environment Committee (Chair)
David Rae holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Metallurgy from Leeds University in Yorkshire, England. Mr. Rae is a seasoned international mining and smelting executive with extensive experience in Africa, Europe and Canada and has held increasingly senior operating and executive roles with international mining companies including Falconbridge and Xstrata. He joined Dundee Precious Metals as Senior Vice President, Operations in November, 2012, and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2014, becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in May, 2020.