Alan Hair

Alan Hair

Chair

Alan Hair is a mineral engineer and senior executive with over 37 years of experience in the mining and metals industry.  Mr. Hair is the former President and CEO of Hudbay Minerals Inc., a company he joined in 1996 as a senior operations manager and at which he served in a series of progressively senior roles culminating in the position of President and CEO from 2016 to 2019.  During his tenure at Hudbay, Mr. Hair oversaw the successful acquisition, construction, and development of the Constancia Mine in Peru.  Mr. Hair holds a BSc in Mineral Engineering from the University of Leeds and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.  He is a Director of Bear Creek Mining Corporation and Gold Royalty Corp.

Trudy Curran

Trudy Curran

Independent Director

Ms. Curran is a retired businesswoman with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, financing, executive compensation, and governance across a range of industries, including mining and oil and gas. Ms. Curran is an experienced director and is currently serving as a board director at Baytex Energy Corp., and as a member of the board of commissioners at the Alberta Securities Commission. She was previously interim managing director of Riversdale Resources Ltd., a public Australian incorporated metallurgical coal company. From 2016 to 2017, she was a director of Dominion Diamond Corp., where she served as chair of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee, as a member of the Audit Committee and as a co-chair of the Special Committee that resulted in the sale of the company to the Washington Group.  In her over 30 years of executive roles, she focused on legal, human resources and administration and was a member of the executive team focused on strategy and risk management, serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Canadian Oil Sands Limited from September 2002 to the time of its sale in February 2016. From 2003 to 2016, she was a director of Syncrude Canada Ltd., where she served as chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and as a member of the Pension Committee. Ms. Curran holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Laws degree (both with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2012.

Joseph Gallucci

Joseph Gallucci

independent director

Mr. Gallucci is a senior capital markets executive and corporate director with over 20 years of experience in investment banking and equity research. His career focused on mining, base metals, precious metals and bulk commodities on a global scale.  He is currently the Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. where he oversees the investment banking practice in entirety.

His career has spanned across various firms including BMO Capital Markets, GMP Securities, Dundee Securities, and he was a founding principal of Eight Capital where he led their Mining Investment Banking Team.

In his previous and current roles, he has acquired experience in corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, business and operational development, financings and corporate strategy. He has been directly involved in raising several billion dollars for mining companies as well as lead advisor on significant M&A transactions.

Prior to investment banking, Mr. Gallucci spent over a decade in equity research with a focus on global mining at both GMP and Dundee Securities.  At Dundee Securities, he was a Managing Director and Head of the Metals and Mining Research Team, where he oversaw the entire mining franchise.  

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University and an MBA in Investment Management from the Goodman Institute of Investment Management. He also holds the ICD.D designation.

John Jennings

John Jennings

independent director

John Jennings started his early career in mining operations before transitioning to the financial services industry as a mining analyst with one of Canada's leading investment dealers. Following post-graduate studies, he spent 25 years as an investment banker in Canada and the U.K., executing M&A assignments and raising debt and equity capital for public, private and sovereign clients. In 2012, he transitioned again into executive search with a global talent management firm. Today, he is Practice Lead, Director and Executive Search with WATSON, a leading boutique focused on corporate governance and recruiting board directors and executive talent. 

Mr. Jennings earned his B.Sc. (Chemistry) from Western University and an MBA from London Business School. He also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and has successfully completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

Elise Rees

Elise Rees

independent director

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 from Ernst & Young LLP in June 2016 after a 35-year career in professional accountancy. She spent 18 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 was 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.

Kevin J. Ross

Kevin J. Ross

independent director

Mr. Ross is a Mining Engineer with over 40 years of experience leading mining operations in Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America.  He holds a BSc (Mining Engineering) from the Royal School of Mines, in London, England, and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, and is a registered European Engineer.  He holds the position of Chief Operating Officer of Orca Gold Inc., where he is leading the studies to develop a gold mine in Sudan.  Previously, Mr. Ross served as the Chief Operating Officer of RB Energy Inc., Sirocco Mining Inc., Atacama Minerals Inc., Sirocco Gold Inc., and Red Back Inc., where he led its operations and directed the development of the Akwaaba Deeps underground mine, the Chirano plant expansion, and the Tasiast plant expansion.  He was appointed as Director of Montage Gold Corp. in August 2019.

Dana Williams

Dana Williams

Independent Director

Ms. Williams is a seasoned executive (currently consulting) with 25+ years of global business experience over a broad sector of industries, including mining, insurance, healthcare, engineering firms, broking and financial services. She has over ten years of mergers and acquisitions experience including Canada, the US, Brazil, Australia and Germany.  Ms. Williams was the former Chief Operating Officer of Steadfast, an insurance brokerage that went public on the Australian Stock Exchange. In this role, she led both mergers and acquisitions as well as operations. She was profiled in Insurance News in Australia. Prior to that she was the Chief Financial Officer of Hub International for Eastern Canada (2008 through 2012), a Canadian insurance brokerage. She worked offshore in captive and reinsurance for 5 years with Marsh and participated in the IPO of RAM Reinsurance. She worked for Deloitte for six years in the United States. Her early career included working in the mining operations of mines in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Ms. Williams holds a B.Eng. (Mining Engineering) from McGill University (Gold Medal), a Masters Business Administration from Western University (Deans List) and is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States. Ms. Williams is bilingual in English and French.