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Russell Ball
Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Ball is a former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Goldcorp Inc. and Newmont Mining Corporation. He joined Goldcorp in May 2013 as Executive Vice President of Projects and Capital Management and in December 2014 was appointed Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Capital Projects. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development from March 2016 to October 2017. Prior to joining Goldcorp, Mr. Ball served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newmont Mining Corporation. Over his nineteen years with Newmont, Mr. Ball worked in audit, finance, treasury, operations/projects and investor relations before joining the executive team as Chief Financial Officer in 2007. Prior to Newmont, Mr. Ball was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Durban, South Africa. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of South Africa and as a Certified Public Accountant (Colorado). Mr. Ball currently serves on the Boards of Trevali Corporation (TSX: TV), Columbus Gold Corporation (TSX: CGT) and Allegiant Gold Limited (TSX.V: AUAU).

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João Carrêlo
President and Chief Executive Officer, Lydian International

Mr. Carrêlo is a senior mining executive with over 34 years of international experience in the mining and resource sectors. His experience includes the management of underground and open pit projects and operations, with exposure to precious and base metals, coal and industrial minerals in Latin America, Europe, India, and Africa. Mr. Carrêlo previously served as President, CEO and Director of Eco Oro Minerals Corp. from 2012 to 2014, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lundin Mining Corporation from 2007 to 2012. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of TMAC Resources and Lucky Minerals. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons.) in Mining Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne (U.K.) and a Master of Business Administration degree from the European Management School (U.K.)

 

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Bill Abel
Non-Executive Director

Mr Abel has over 40 years’ experience in the industry as a Professional Mining Engineer, most recently having worked as an executive for Anglo American and BHP Iron Ore.  He has extensive experience in gold, coal, platinum, copper, diamonds, phosphates and iron ore, both in surface and underground operations.  He has focused on project development and implementation, specializing in all operational and technical aspects of mining.

 

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Stephen J. Altmann
Non-Executive Director 

Mr. Altmann is a Managing Director with Morrison Park Advisors, an independent investment bank specializing in merger & acquisition advisory services. Prior to assuming this position in January 2012, he was President and a Director of a TSX listed silver & gold mining company, which he joined in January 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Altmann worked as an investment banker providing financial and strategic advice to a large selection of domestic and international public companies at firms such as RBC Dominion Securities, Credit Suisse First Boston, Scotia Capital and, most recently, at Desjardins Securities as head of its mining team. He also worked as a geophysicist prior to his investment banking career.

 

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Gillian Davidson 
Non-Executive Director

Dr Davidson was the Head of Mining & Metals for the World Economic Forum through 2016, where she led global and regional engagement and multi-stakeholder initiatives to advance responsible and sustainable mining. Prior to the Forum, she was Director of Social Responsibility at Teck Resources, supporting social and environmental commitments and performance across the mining lifecycle, and held roles related to community development, environment and natural resources in government, civil society and academia. Dr Davidson is a 2012 alumni of the Governor General of Canada’s Leadership Conference on sustainable communities and holds a PhD in Development Economics and Geography from the University of Liverpool (UK).

 

Eugene Davis
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Davis is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PIRINATE Consulting Group, LLC, a private consulting firm specializing in turnaround management, merger and acquisition consulting, hostile and friendly takeovers, proxy contests and strategic planning. Before forming PIRINATE, Mr. Davis served as President, Vice Chairman, and Director of Emerson Radio Corporation from 1990 to 1997. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Sport Supply Group, Inc. from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Davis currently serves as a Director of Seadrill Limited, VICI Properties Inc., Verso Corporation and Sanchez Energy. Mr. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College, a Master of International Affairs degree in international law and organization from the School of International Affairs of Columbia University, and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law.

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Tim Read 
Non-Executive Director 

Tim Read has over forty years’ experience in the mining and metals sector, first as a mining analyst, then as an investment banker and, most recently, as a corporate executive and director. Between 1995 and 1999, he was Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Mining and Metals Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch Inc. and, accordingly has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate finance, particularly M&A and equity capital markets. Between 1999 and 2006, he was the chief executive of Adastra Minerals Inc (acquired by First Quantum Minerals in 2006) and since then has acted as a non-executive director for a number of natural resource companies including Cumerio SA (Brussels Bourse) (acquired by Norddeutsche Affinerie in 2008), Kopane Diamond Developments (Aim) (until December 2009), Starfield Resources Inc (TSX) (until July 2011), Capital Drilling Limited (LSE), Metminco Limited (ASX/Aim) and Faroe Petroleum plc (Aim). Tim, who was shortlisted in 2011 for the award of Non-Executive Director of the Year, has a BA (Economics) from the University of Strathclyde and in 2000 was appointed as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

 

Edward Sellers

Edward Sellers
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Sellers is one of Canada’s leading restructuring advisors, with recognized expertise in related governance, finance, acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Sellers currently serves as President and Managing Director of Black Swan Advisors Inc., providing independent interim governance support and leadership to enterprises in transition, decline or distress. He has served as a director, advisor and lawyer to large public and private enterprises for over 30 years. Prior to establishing Black Swan in 2016, Mr. Sellers served as a partner and Chair of the national restructuring practice at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, developing a leading multidisciplinary team focused on stakeholder engagement, multi-party negotiation, process management, and transaction implementation. Prior to joining Osler in 1997, Mr. Sellers was a partner with another national law firm, with recognized expertise leading complex commercial transactions of all types.