Management

Management

Brendan Cahill

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cahill was previously Vice President Corporate Development of Pelangio Exploration Inc., a junior gold exploration company active in Ghana, West Africa. Prior to Pelangio, Mr. Cahill was a lawyer in the M&A and corporate securities practices at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. At Davies, he advised on public and private transactions valued at over $15 billion, including Barrick's acquisition of Placer Dome in 2005. He also advised on public offerings totaling over $2 billion dollars for various Canadian companies. Mr. Cahill is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization, Transplant Campaign at University Health Network and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a board member of the Mining Association of Canada, Group Eleven Resources Ltd., an Irish zinc explorer and Kore Mining Inc., a California gold developer. Mr. Cahill holds a law degree from the University of Western Ontario and an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto.

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Anna Ladd-Kruger

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Development

Ms. Ladd-Kruger was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Trevali Mining Corporation, a zinc-focused, base metals mining company with four commercially producing operations in Africa, Canada and Peru. Anna was recruited as part of the executive management team to grow the company from junior exploration to a mid-tier base metals producer that reached over $1 billion market capitalization on the TSX. She has raised over $1 billion dollars in debt and equity throughout her career in the mining sector. Anna has also served as the Chief Financial Officer on a number of Canadian publicly listed junior mining companies and began her career as a Senior Financial Analyst for Vale S.A.’s Thompson and Sudbury Canadian operations before joining Cache Coal Corporation as Mine Controller and then Kinross Gold Corporation as their North American Group Controller. Ms. Ladd-Kruger currently sits on the board of Integra Resources Corp and District Metals Corp. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, CMA), and holds a Masters in Economics and Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and the University of British Columbia.

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Ben Pullinger

Senior Vice President, Geology

Mr. Pullinger brings over 15 years of experience in advancing projects from early stage exploration through to production including marketing, financing, planning and execution. Most recently, he was Vice President Exploration at Roxgold Inc. where he made a significant contribution towards growing the 55 Zone at Yaramoko Project in Burkina Faso from a small inferred gold resource into a producing mine, and additionally discovered the high grade QV1 and Qv' gold resources. Mr. Pullinger has extensive international experience in Asia, South America, North America and Africa and serves on the board of Orford Mining. He is a Professional Geologist (Ontario) and holds an Honours Degree in Geology from the University of Johannesburg.

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Ronald Marino

Vice President, Finance

Mr. Marino is a Chartered Accountant with a masters degree in Finance and over 18 years of experience working in the mining industry in Latin America including, Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico. Mr. Marino has held various finance positions with Anglo American Group in both the Iron Ore and Base Metals Divisions.

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Craig Ford

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

A geologist by training, Dr. Ford has more than 24 years of experience as a corporate responsibility mining executive - he has a proven track record of driving corporate and operational performance in safety, health and security, environmental affairs, community relations and development, human rights and government relations. He is the President of Corporate Responsibility Solutions Inc., an advisory firm servicing the resource development industry in designing and implementing management systems for corporate responsibility and strategic planning. Dr. Ford was Vice President, Corporate Responsibility for Inmet Mining. Under his leadership, Inmet earned a reputation for innovation, openness, transparency and excellent operational performance. During 2006-2015, he served as an influential board member of the Mining Association of Canadian and helped develop Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) to improve operational performance, build privilege to operate and enhance the reputation of the Canadian-based mining industry. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Ford has been a member of various professional associations, served on many boards and is a frequent speaker and presenter on many industry-leading panels relating to corporate responsibility.

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Alan Roberts

Vice President Exploration (US)

Mr. Roberts has over 25 years global experience at various exploration and resource development projects throughout North America, Central and South America, China and Africa. He was most recently the Exploration Project Manager for Newcastle Gold at the Castle Mountain epithermal gold project, California, USA. His experience includes drill program design and implementation; resource and geologic model development and technical reporting; pre-feasibility study project supervision; geologic mapping and sampling; site logistics and management, and program budgeting. His education includes a Master of Science degree in Mineral Exploration & Geophysics (1992) from the Royal School of Mines, London, United Kingdom. Mr. Roberts is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).

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Jon Graham

General Manager, Mexico

Mr. Graham is a professional mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in operations, construction, safety and workforce standards and empowerment. Most recently, Mr. Graham served as the Vice President of Operations at Continental Gold’s Burtica Project in Colombia providing direction on mine design and development. Mr. Graham also held various senior technical positions with several mining companies including, Goldcorp Inc. (Cerro Negro Mine), AuRico Gold (Ocampo Mine) and BHP (San Manuel Mine). He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Arizona.

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