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Mr. Swinoga is a highly accomplished mining executive with over 25 years of executive and management experience in the areas of capital markets, project advancement, development and project construction.
Most recently, he was the National Mining and Metals co Leader at EY Canada. Previously he was President and CEO of First Mining Gold, Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Torex Gold Resources Inc. (“Torex”) where, during his four-year tenure, he led the US$400 million financing of Torex’s US$800 million El Limon-Guajes gold mine on the Morelos property and led his team during Torex’s transition from an exploration and development company to a mid-tier gold producer.
Prior to Torex, Mr. Swinoga spent four years as the CFO of North American Palladium Ltd. (“NAP”), during which time NAP financed and constructed the underground Offset Zone expansion project for the Lac des Iles Mine, in addition to acquiring and building two gold producing mines in Québec. Further, he spent three years as CFO of HudBay Minerals Inc., where, from its initial public offering in late 2004, grew to a market capitalization of over $2 billion. Mr. Swinoga also spent seven years at Barrick Gold Corporation as a senior officer with responsibilities that included project financing of Barrick’s Bulyanhulu and Veladero projects. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelors degree (Honours) in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Swinoga was also elected to the Board of PDAC this year and is also a member of their audit committee.
Mr. Cater is a professional geologist with more than 35 years of experience in exploration and mining of precious metals including project management of exploration programs and mining projects. From January 2016 to January 2019, Mr. Cater served as Vice President Exploration (Canada) for Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., a large Canadian public gold mining company with operating mines and exploration projects located in northeastern Ontario and Australia. He provided geological due diligence on the acquisition of Newmarket Gold which owned the Fosterville Mine. This acquisition resulted in Kirkland Lake Gold building the Fosterville mine into one of the highest-grade, lowest cost and profitable producing gold mines in the world. In 2019, D. F Cater Consulting Geologist Ltd was incorporated as a consulting company which conducts property evaluations, technical reports and project management services to mining and mineral exploration companies. Mr. Cater is a Director of Sierra Metals Inc., Gowest Gold Ltd., and Mayfair Gold Corp. He is also a graduate of the ICD- Rotman Directors Education Program.
Ms. Genik is the principal of BRIDGE© and during the course of her career has spent over 25 years working on major capital projects, from the Americas to the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Eurasia. Her experience lies primarily in Non-technical Risk Assessments and Strategic Planning, ESG and Sustainability, Stakeholder Relations and External Affairs. Siri also has extensive experience in negotiating agreements and mediation. Her focus has been developing strategies that bring together the business solution with the governmental policies, socioeconomic concerns and community priorities. Siri builds bridges between the boardroom, the project world and the teams on the ground, focusing on providing long-term value and achieving cost-driven results.
Ms. Genik presently serves as a Director of the Board for the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC); Co-Chair of the Sustainability and Lands & Regulations Committees (PDAC); Director, Imperial Mining Group & Chair of the Audit Committee and Governance Committee. She is a CIM Distinguished Lecturer – CSR (2018-2019); Director of the Canada-Mongolia Chamber of Commerce and previously served as Vice President, Women-in-Mining-Canada (2015- 2021).
Ms. Genik holds a Mediation certification (Canada), is a member of the Bar of the Province of Québec; holds her LL.L from the Université de Montréal plus holds both a Business Administration Certificate and B.A., Political Science and Economics from McGill University. Siri perfectly tri-lingual (English, French and Spanish).
Rod Husband, B.Sc. Geology, P.Geo , is an economic geologist with over 30 years experience in the junior resource sector. He served as director and officer of several Canadian public companies where he focused on their management and corporate development including the evaluation, financing, exploration and development of several quality projects culminating the development of a 3 million ounce gold mine.
Mr. Short was born and raised in Carbonear, Newfoundland. He is a CPA, CGA, a CFP, a CIM and Portfolio Manager with ShortFinancial , Industrial Alliance, a full service wealth management practice with registered offices in St. John’s and Toronto serving clients across Canada, the US and the Caribbean.
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