Mr. Garnett is a Chartered Professional Accountant and obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Commerce) from Simon Fraser University. He is currently a Commissioner for the Financial Institutions Commission of BC. FICOM is responsible for administering 10 statutes that regulate the pension, financial services and real estate sectors in British Columbia. He also serves on the boards of VRX Worldwide Inc. and is chair of the Audit Committee. VRX Worldwide creates, manages and distributes high-quality rich media content that educates, inspires, and compels online travel consumers. Most recently Mr. Garnett was the Vice-Chair of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (Translink) and chaired their Audit Committee. TransLink is responsible for the buses, trains, bridges and major roads in the lower mainland of BC administering 8 billion of assets. From 2009 to 2010 he was a director and member of the Audit Committee of Central 1 Credit Union which is the liquidity provider to credit unions in Ontario and British Columbia. Mr. Garnett served 11 years as Chair or Vice-Chair of Coast Capital Savings a 12 billion financial institution. In 2007 he completed the Certified Director's Program with the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Archer is a co-founder of the business and as Chief Executive Officer and a director, he is responsible for the development of the strategic direction Great Panther Silver. Mr. Archer has more than 30 years’ experience working for mining companies throughout North America, including Newmont Exploration of Canada Ltd., Rio Algom Exploration Inc., Placer Dome Canada Ltd. and Noranda Exploration Inc. He also served as President of Consolidated Magna Ventures Ltd.
Mr. Major graduated from McGill University with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1976. He brings to the Company more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry, including operations and management with Sherritt Gordon Mines and Newmont Mining. In 1994 he became an owner/partner in the start of Rescan Engineering Ltd., an engineering company providing feasibility study and engineering services to the mining industry. Rescan Engineering Ltd. was subsequently acquired by HATCH Engineers and became the global hub for the development of mining and mineral processing engineering opportunities. In 2006 Mr. Major left HATCH Engineers to become an independent processing consultant, KWM Consulting Inc., and has continued to provide services to the mining community, including major companies such as Newmont Mining, Goldcorp and Agnico-Eagle.
Mr. Mullin, spent his entire 33 year career with Newmont Mining Corporation, holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is a retired Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
After advancing through progressively senior roles at the Similkameen Mine in Princeton, BC (now Copper Mountain), he was appointed Vice President and General Manager of that operation. In 1989, he moved to Nevada where he managed several of Newmont's operations. His career culminated in the position of Senior Vice President of North American Operations. His responsibilities included open pit and underground mines and processing plants in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Mr. Mullin has a lengthy, successful history of establishing safety and production records, with particular emphasis on cost reduction, improving efficiencies and developing operating synergies between mine sites. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Mullin became skilled at the integration and reorganization of operations to achieve substantial improvements in processes and cost savings.
Mr. Mason has 25 years of public company experience in mineral exploration, development, construction and operations in precious and base metals and other minerals in the Americas, Asia and Africa. He was previously awarded the BC Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Natural Resources Category). Mr. Mason has extensive experience in corporate governance, financial and regulatory reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance, including 15 years as a Principal and Chief Financial Officer of Hunter Dickinson Inc. In addition, he has served in roles as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director for 15 public companies listed on the TSX, TSXV, NYSE MKT and NASDAQ. Mr. Mason began his career with Deloitte LLP as a Chartered Accountant, followed by 6 years at Homestake Mining Company in mineral exploration, construction and operations reporting.
Ms. Rees is an experienced director, having served on the boards of a number of profit and not-for profit organizations, including as board chair, treasurer, and audit and finance committee chair. She currently sits on the boards of Enmax Corporation, EasyPark, and Westland Insurance, as well as the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Ms. Rees retired in June 2016 after a 35-year career in professional accountancy. She spent eighteen years as a partner with Ernst & Young, LLP with the last 14 years of her tenure focused on acquisitions, mergers and corporate reorganizations. She has a breadth of experience in a large variety of industries with specific focus on mining, infrastructure, transportation, technology, real estate, retail and distribution. Ms. Rees has been recognized for her leadership with the designation of Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (“FCPA”) and Fellow Chartered Accountant (“FCA”) in 2010; Community Builder Award, Association of Women in Finance (2012); Influential Woman in Business Award (2007); and the Ernst & Young Rosemarie Meschi Award for Advancing Gender Diversity (2007). She was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2015 by Women’s Executive Network. She is a frequent lecturer and tutor for CPA Canada and the Canadian Tax Foundation. Ms. Rees has a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program with the designation of ICD.D.