Corporate

Board of Directors

Ashwath Mehra

Ashwath Mehra
Executive Chairman, Director

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.

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Taj Singh

Taj Singh
Lead Independent Director

M.Eng, P.Eng; CPA, CMA; B.Eng., University of Toronto; M.Eng., McMaster University. Mr. Singh is a Professional Engineer and a Chartered Professional Accountant. He has 17 years of experience in the minerals sector and presently serves as President and CEO of Discovery Metals Corp. Prior to joining Discovery Metals, Mr. Singh was VP of Engineering, Projects & Business Development at Timmins Gold Corp; VP and Mining Equity Research Analyst at Macquarie Capital Markets; and worked in various senior engineering roles at Inco Limited and Vale Limited.

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Paul Harbidge

Paul Harbidge
President & Chief Executive Officer, Director

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.

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Charles J. Greig

Charles J. Greig
Vice President, Exploration, Director

With more than 35 years in the sector, Mr. Greig is among the most experienced geologists in B.C., having worked on projects such as Brucejack Lake (Pretivm), Red Mountain (Lac Minerals, IDM), Silbak Premier (Westmin, Ascot), IKE (HDI-Amarc), and abroad on projects such as La India in Mexico (Grayd, Agnico Eagle) and Bisha in Eritrea (Nevsun).

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Renaud Adams

Renaud Adams
Director (Independent)

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.

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John L. Pallot

John L. Pallot
Director (Independent)

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.

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Charles Tarnocai

Charles Tarnocai
Director (Independent)

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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