Mr. Mehra is a senior executive and entrepreneur who has founded and managed numerous companies. He has close to 30 years of experience in mining and metals, including significant experience in debt and equity capital markets and, while maintaining a focus on mining, is a large investor in a spectrum of businesses spanning real estate to technology. Mr. Mehra commenced his career trading commodities with Philipp Brothers in London, England. From 1990 to 2000, he served as a Senior Partner at Glencore International AG (and its predecessor) where he ran the nickel and cobalt businesses and was responsible for establishing Glencore's operations in India. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of MRI Trading AG (formerly Marc Rich + Co Investment AG) from 2001 to 2011 and was its Co-Owner, and successfully sold the firm in 2011. Mr. Mehra holds a BSc Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Mr. Rutherford has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking and investment management, both as an institutional investor and analyst. Between 1997 and 2013, he was a Senior Vice President at Capital Group, one of the world’s largest and longest established investment management companies, with responsibility for investments in the mining & metals industry. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Anglo American plc and the Tantallon India Fund.
Mr. Adams has 25 years of experience in the mining industry and is currently the President and CEO of New Gold Inc. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmont Mines Inc. from 2014 until the sale of the company to Alamos Gold in November 2017. During Mr. Adams’ time at Richmont Mines, production at the company’s principal mine more than doubled, mineral reserves more than tripled, and costs were reduced to make the Island Gold Mine in Ontario one of the lowest cost operating underground mines in the Americas. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Adams was the Chief Operating Officer at Primero Mining Corporation, and prior to that he was with IAMGOLD Corporation from 2007 to 2011 as the General Manager of the Rosebel mine in Suriname and then the Senior Vice President, Americas Operations. Prior to IAMGOLD, Mr. Adams held various senior operations positions at mining operations located in the Americas. Mr. Adams holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining and Mineral Processing from Laval University in Quebec, Canada.
Mr. Finn currently serves as a Group Executive Exploration at Newmont Goldcorp and is responsible for geologic functions in South America. He first joined Newmont almost 30 years ago in August 1989, working in the Carlin operations for his first three years. From there, Mr. Finn spent five years overseeing Northwest US exploration from Helena, Montana. He then went on to serve five years in Denver as Assistant to the Vice President Exploration, after which he turned his focus to exploration business development in Central America. Mr. Finn subsequently moved to Peru working at Yanacocha and then in Lima in exploration business development for another five years. Mr. Finn then spent seven years in Accra, Ghana leading the Africa-wide project generation program as Group Executive Exploration. For nearly the past five years, he has been back in Lima, Peru in his current role. Mr. Finn holds a BSc degree in geology from the University of New Mexico and a MSc degree from the University of Nevada-Reno.
Paul Harbidge is a geologist with over 20 years of experience in mining exploration and development. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Exploration at Goldcorp Inc. from 2016 until its acquisition by Newmont Mining Corp. in April 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Harbidge successfully led the Exploration Team at Randgold resulting in the discoveries of the Yalea Deeps project, the Gara deeps project, Loulo 3 and more recently the +5Moz Gounkoto deposit in the Loulo area of Mali and the +4Moz Massawa deposit in Senegal. Mr. Harbidge has a First-Class Honours Degree in Geology from Kingston University, London UK and an MSc in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology from Leicester University (UK). Paul has also been involved with research in collaboration with Kingston University and has completed two PhD theses as a supervisor, supporting two further PhD theses and two MSc projects.
Mr. Pallot studied at Simon Fraser University prior to serving with Telus Corp. for 30 years. He has more than 20 years of involvement with public companies as a director and/or in senior executive capacities with such companies as Statesman Resources, Messina Minerals, Windarra Minerals (acquired by Wesdome Gold), Westward Exploration, and Redmile Capital (now Orla Exploration). He presently serves as an independent director of Klondike Gold Corp.
Mr. Reynolds has an MSc in Geology, a Graduate Diploma of Mining Engineering and over 30 years' experience in the natural resources sector, including more than 15 years' experience with Randgold Resources Limited. At Randgold, he was part of the executive team that developed that company's original successful strategy whereby it grew from an exploration company to a very profitable mid-tier mining company. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Mkango Resources Ltd.
Ms. Shipley has over 14 years of experience practicing corporate and commercial law in Canada. She is a Partner at Lawson Lundell LLP in Vancouver, working with public and private companies in a wide range of industries, including mining, energy and natural resources, and advising public companies on regulatory matters, continuous disclosure and corporate governance practices. Ms. Shipley’s Indigenous and environmental law practice involves assisting with the negotiation of impact benefit and other agreements with Indigenous groups in relation to proposed developments, as well as permitting and regulatory matters that arise in the development of both large and small projects. Ms. Shipley holds both a B.A.Sc. and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Tarnocai has 22 years of experience in international mining and mineral exploration and was most recently Vice President, Corporate Development for Alamos Gold Inc. During his 7 years with Alamos Gold, he was responsible for the identification, financial and technical evaluation, and acquisition of development and production-stage mining projects. Prior to that Dr. Tarnocai held the position of Chief Geologist with Oro Gold Resources Ltd. and, for the previous 13 years, the position of Research Geologist with Placer Dome Inc. He holds a B.Sc. geology from Brock University and a Ph.D in geological sciences from the University of Ottawa.
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