Board of Directors

David Garofalo

David Garofalo

Chair

David Garofalo is the former President and CEO of Goldcorp Inc., a position he held from 2016 until its 2019 sale to Newmont Corporation.  Prior to Goldcorp, he was President, CEO and Director of Hudbay Minerals Inc. (2010-2016), Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO and Director with Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (1998-2010) and Treasurer of Inmet Mining Corporation (1990-1998).  Mr. Garofalo was recognized as the Mining Person of the Year by the Northern Miner (2012) and was named Canada's CFO of the Year by Financial Executives International Canada (2009), among other industry awards.  Mr. Garofalo holds a BComm (with distinction) from the University of Toronto.  He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).  He is a Director of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Rob Henderson

Rob Henderson

President, CEO & Director

Mr. Henderson is a professional engineer and seasoned mining executive with 35 years of experience in operations, capital projects, and mining finance.  Most recently, Mr. Henderson was President and CEO of Amerigo Resources Ltd., a copper producer with assets in Chile.  He oversaw a successful $95 million debt financing to complete a major expansion project, safely increased production, lowered cash costs and extended the life of the operation to 2036. Prior to Amerigo, Mr. Henderson was SVP Technical Services with Kinross Gold Corporation

Mr. Henderson started his career as an engineer at Rand Mines Limited in South Africa.  He joined DeBeers in 2002 as Assistant Head of Technical Services, and later spent 10 years as Project Manager at two well-known engineering firms, Hatch Ltd. and Kilborn Engineering Ltd.  Between 2006 and 2012 he was Senior Vice President of Technical Services at Kinross Gold Corporation.  Mr. Henderson holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.  He is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario and a director of BQE Water, a TSXV-listed mine water treatment company.

Joseph Gallucci

Joseph Gallucci

independent director

Joseph Gallucci is a capital markets executive with over 15 years of experience in investment banking and equity research focused on mining and metals.  He is currently the Managing Director and Head of Mining Investment Banking at Laurentian Bank Securities.  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.  Mr. Gallucci has extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, business and operational development, financings, and corporate strategy.  He was directly involved in raising over $1 billion for mining companies with a focused expertise on Canadian base metal companies.  He holds a BComm from Concordia University and an MBA in Investment Management from the Goodman Institute of Investment Management, also at Concordia.  He is a Director of Skyharbour Resources Ltd. and Rockridge Resources Ltd., both TSXV-listed mineral exploration companies.

R. W. (Bob) Garnett

R. W. (Bob) Garnett

independent director

Mr. Garnett is a Chartered Professional Accountant and obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Commerce) from Simon Fraser University. He recently completed a six year term as a Commissioner for the Financial Institutions Commission of BC (FICOM). FICOM is responsible for administering 10 statutes that regulate the pension, financial services and real estate sectors in British Columbia.

Mr. Garnett also serves on the board of MediaValet Inc., a Vancouver based company that provides cloud-based digital asset management software to many of the world’s leading brands and chairs the Audit Committee. 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.

Alan Hair

Alan Hair

independent director

Alan Hair is a mineral engineer and senior executive with over 36 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.

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.

W.J. (James) Mullin

W.J. (James) Mullin

independent director

Mr. Mullin, spent his entire 33-year career with Newmont Mining Corporation. 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 reducing cost, improving efficiencies and developing operating synergies between mine sites. Mr. Mullin holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is a retired Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

 

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.