Howard Stevenson 2014

Howard Stevenson 
President and Chief Executive Officer 
BA BAI (Mech Eng) MBA

Mr. Stevenson has over 25 years of global mining industry experience in corporate strategy, engineering, mine development and operations, mineral economics, business development and mergers and acquisitions on projects in various locations around the world. Mr. Stevenson most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Alacer Gold Corp., where he also held a number of other senior management positions. While at Alacer, Mr. Stevenson supervised the construction and development of the Çöpler gold mine, building a successful heap leach operation and overseeing the commencement of production and ongoing operations at the mine. Prior to joining Alacer, Mr. Stevenson served as Vice President, Business Development of Meridian Gold Inc. and Vice President, Venezuelan Operations of Gold Fields Ltd.

Doug Tobler 2014

Douglas Tobler 
Chief Financial Officer
B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) 

Mr. Tobler has over 30 years of corporate financial management experience gained as a chief financial officer, CPA and corporate advisor. He has extensive experience with growth-stage resource companies, including CFO for Alacer Gold Corp. throughout development and early years of operations of the Çöpler Gold Mine. While a CPA and advisor, Mr. Tobler assisted numerous mining clients with financing activities, royalty arrangements, joint ventures, internal controls development, and financial modeling. He was also a fellow to Coopers & Lybrand’s National Accounting and SEC Directorate. Mr. Tobler holds a B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Colorado and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Robert Carreau

Robert Carreau 
Vice President of Sustainability

Mr. Carreau is an accomplished mining executive with more than 25 years of international experience in managing all aspects of environmental stewardship, health and safety programs, and corporate social responsibility.  Prior to joining Lydian, Mr. Carreau led the global execution and long term strategy for IAMGOLD Corporation’s Health and Safety, Environmental Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Security. Mr. Carreau’s initiatives and development efforts in Burkina Faso earned him the Canadian Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) award in 2013.  Prior to this, Mr. Carreau developed and led global environmental sustainability initiatives and implemented health and safety policies for a number of mid-tier development and mining companies.


Hayk Aloyan 2014

Hayk Aloyan 
Managing Director, Armenia 
PhD Ore Deposit Geology

Dr. Aloyan has 17 years of mining exploration industry experience. He was formerly Deputy Chief of the Geological Survey in the Armenian Mining and Metallurgical Institute. Dr. Aloyan is widely published on Armenian metallogenesis, he is also a specialist in resource estimation.



John Naisbitt 
Amulsar Project Lead 
BA BAI (Mech Eng) MBA

Mr. Naisbitt has over 35 years’ of project and construction management experience in international mining. He has held project development and leadership roles at AngloGold-Ashanti, Lumina Copper, Gold Fields Ltd. and others.