, Non-Executive Chairman
Mr. Rutherford has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking and investment management, both as an institutional investor and analyst and, since November 2013, has served as a director of Anglo American plc, one of the largest UK-listed diversified mining companies. Between 1997 and 2013, he was a senior vice president of Capital International Investors (a division of Capital Group, one of the world’s largest and longest established investment management companies), with responsibility for investments in the mining and metals industry. Prior to joining Capital Group, Mr. Rutherford was an investment analyst with HSBC James Capel’s global mining team, based in New York. He also held analyst roles with Credit Lyonnais and CRU International. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Computer Science from Queen’s University, Belfast (UK) and gained his Master of Arts in Development Economics from the University of Sussex (UK).
Dr. Nicole Adshead-Bell
, Audit Committee
Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Dr. Adshead-Bell has over 20 years of experience in the mining sector and capital markets most recently as Director of Mining Research at Sun Valley Gold; a US based, SEC registered investment advisor focussed on the precious metals sector. Previously, she was a Managing Director at Haywood Securities Inc., where she focussed on building the company’s M&A and financing business in the mining sector. Earlier in Dr. Adshead-Bell’s career, she was a sell-side analyst at Dundee Securities Corp. and acted as a geological consultant for a range of mining companies. She also sits on the board of directors of Pretium Resources Inc. and Lithium Americas Corp. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree, a First Class Honours Degree in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Geology from James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia.
Patrick F. N. Anderson
, President & CEO
Mr. Anderson is an exploration geologist, entrepreneur and business executive with 20 years of experience working in the resource sector. After graduating with a geology degree from the University of Toronto, he moved to Venezuela to work as the resident project geologist on a successful kimberlite exploration program. Since then, he has been a consulting geologist on gold, base metals and diamond projects for junior explorers, major producers and mineral industry consulting firms in South America, North America and Europe. Mr. Anderson was a director, President, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Aurelian Resources Inc., which discovered a 13.7 million ounce gold deposit in 2006 and was acquired by Kinross Gold in 2008. Mr. Anderson sits on the board of Osisko Mining Inc. He was named Mining Man of the Year by The Northern Miner in 2009 and received the PDAC’s Thayer Lindsley award for an international mineral discovery in 2008.
, Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, Chair
Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee
Mr. Downey has over 30 years of international experience in the resource industry. Most recently, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Elgin Mining Inc., which was acquired by Mandalay Resources Inc. in June of 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Downey held the position of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aura Minerals Inc. He was also President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Viceroy Exploration Ltd. before its acquisition by Yamana Gold Inc. in 2006. Mr. Downey also served as President of Oliver Gold Corporation and completed the merger of that company to form Canico Resource Corp., which was subsequently purchased by Vale Corporation for over $800 million. He has held numerous senior engineering positions at several large scale gold mining operations and has also held operating positions at several mining projects for Anglo American Corporation in South Africa. He is currently a director of Orezone Gold Corporation, Victoria Gold Corporation and Pan Global Resources Inc. Mr. Downey holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) degree in Engineering from Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland.
Ronald P. Gagel
, Audit Committee, Chair
Mr. Gagel is a chartered professional accountant with more than 30 years of professional experience, predominantly in the mining sector. In January 2013, Mr. Gagel became the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TMAC Resources Inc., a publicly traded Canadian mineral exploration company. Mr. Gagel is currently a director of Adriana Resources Inc. and Stonegate Agricom Ltd., and has also been a director of other public companies including HudBay Minerals Inc., Central Sun Mining Inc. (now part of B2Gold Corp.) and FNX Mining Company Inc. (“FNX”). Mr. Gagel had joined FNX in 2005 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2006, a position he held until May 2010 upon the acquisition of FNX by Quadra Mining Ltd. (subsequently acquired by KGHM International Inc.). From 1988 to 2004, Mr. Gagel was at Aur Resources Inc. holding roles of increasing responsibility including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Gagel was a director of the PDAC from 1997 to 2015 and was the 2013 recipient of the PDAC Distinguished Service Award. He has been the Chairman of a CPA Canada PDAC IFRS committee that produces Viewpoints on IFRS accounting issues for the mining industry since its inception in 2011. Mr. Gagel received his C.A. designation in 1981 with Coopers & Lybrand LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours Business Administration from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Science, Honours Zoology from the University of Western Ontario.
, Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee
Mr. Obradovich has more than 30 years experience in mining exploration, development and financing. He was one of the key players behind Aurelian Resources Inc. which discovered the Fruta Del Norte gold deposit in Ecuador. He was also the co-founder of Canadian Royalties Inc. which discovered and developed the Raglan south nickelbelt. Mr. Obradovich acquired most of the Matachewan gold camp and through a reverse takeover of Young-Davidson Mines Ltd., upgraded and doubled the resource which was subsequently acquired by Northgate Minerals in 2005. Mr. Obradovich sits on the board of directors of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. Mr. Obradovich is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines in mining technology and advanced field geophysics.
Sean E. O. Roosen
, Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Mr. Roosen has been Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Gold Royalties since June 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Roosen was the President and CEO of Osisko Mining Corporation, which he co-founded. He has led the transition of Osisko from a junior exploration company to a leading intermediate gold producer. He was responsible for leading the strategic development of the Corporation and was instrumental in securing the necessary financing to fund the development of the $1 billion Canadian Malartic Mine, the Corporation’s flagship asset. Mr. Roosen is a Supervisory Board member of EurAsia Resource Holdings AG - a European based venture capital fund - and a director of EurAsia Resource Value SE which is a shareholder of Osisko. Mr. Roosen also sits on the Board of Directors of the following publicly listed companies – Astur Gold Corporation, Bowmore Exploration Ltd., Condor Petroleum Inc. and NioGold Mining Corporation. Mr. Roosen is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines and has had various progressive positions in the mining industry both domestically and internationally.
Jonathan A. Rubenstein
, Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee, Chair
Mr. Rubenstein is a professional mining director. He currently serves with Detour Gold, Eldorado Gold, Mag Silver, (where he is the Chairman), Roxgold and Troon Ventures. His career spans 37 years and includes over 18 years as a lawyer in private practice, with a focus on securities and mining, 11 years as a mining executive, and 7 years to date as a professional mining company director. Mr. Rubenstein was a founding director of Sutton Resources, Canico Resource Corp and Cumberland Resources. While practicing law and afterwards as a mining executive, Mr. Rubenstein negotiated and wrote mining, mineral tenure, land acquisition, joint venture agreements, as well as agreements with governments. He was involved in all aspects of mineral exploration, permitting and mine development. He was active for issuer’s in numerous securities offerings and debt financing arrangements. He played key roles for the targets in Sutton’s takeover by Barrick Gold in 1999 for $545 million, Canico’s takeover by CVRD in 2005 for $940 million and Aurelian’s takeover by Kinross Gold in 2008 for $1.2 billion. Mr. Rubenstein obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Oakland University and an LL.B from the University of British Columbia.