Board of Directors

James E. Kofman

Mr. James E. Kofman has over 3 decades of experience in the mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance sectors. He most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for UBS Securities Canada Inc. from 1996 to 2009. Previously, from 1982 to 1996, Mr. Kofman served as a Partner in Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Barristers and Solicitors focused on international corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kofman has vast experience working in the mining sector in equity and debt financings as well as mergers and acquisitions. He is currently Vice-Chairman, Cormark Securities.

Ian Atkinson

Ian Atkinson is a Professional Geologist who currently serves as Director of Kinross Gold Corporation and Globex Mining Enterprises Inc. Mr. Atkinson was previously Director, President and CEO of Centerra Gold Inc. He has more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry with extensive background in exploration, project development, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his ten-year tenure at Centerra, Mr. Atkinson held various senior positions with Hecla Mining Company, Battle Mountain Gold Inc., Hemlo Gold Mines Inc. and Noranda Inc. During his career Mr. Atkinson has contributed to the discovery of several major mineral deposits and been involved in a number of large global mining projects. Mr. Atkinson holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from King’s College, University of London and a Master’s Degree in Geophysics from the Royal School of Mines, University of London.

Peter C. Dougherty

Mr. Peter Dougherty is currently the Chief Executive Officer Argonaut Gold Inc. and served as the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Meridian Gold Inc. (“Meridian”) from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Dougherty has also served as: Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Meridian from 1997 to 2002; IBS Financial Manager of FMC Chemicals Group from 1994 to 1997; Group Financial Analyst of FMC Chemicals Group from 1993 to 1994 and the Controller of Paradise Peak Mine, FMC Gold from 1990 to 1993. Mr. Dougherty holds a B.S. in Accounting from Southern Oregon State College and M.B.A. from Drexel University.

Christopher R. Lattanzi

Mr. Christopher Lattanzi is a mining engineer with nearly 50 years of experience in the mineral industry, initially in the planning and supervision of mining operations and, since 1969, as a consultant. He was president of Micon International Limited, an independent mineral consultancy, from its founding in 1988 until 2005. He was a director of Meridian Gold Inc. from 1999 to 2007 and, from 2004 to 2006, served as chairman of that company. He is presently a director of Teranga Gold Corporation and Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. He continues to maintain an active consulting practice.

Peter Mordaunt

Mr. Peter Mordaunt is a Registered Professional Geoscientist with over 25 years of experience in mining, mine development and advanced exploration, including 18 years of experience in Mexico. Mr. Mordaunt recently retired in January 2010 from his role as Chairman and CEO of Stingray Copper Inc., which he founded, managed and merged with Mercator Minerals Ltd. in December 2009. Previously he founded, managed and merged Corner Bay Silver Inc. with Pan American Silver Inc in 2003. Mr. Mordaunt’s business skills have been focused on advanced project development leading to bankable feasibility studies, finance, mergers and acquisitions for more than 20 years. Mr. Mordaunt graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has the Professional Certification as ICD.D which is recognized both nationally and internationally. Mr. Mordaunt is currently a Director of Ethos Gold Corp and advisor to a number of gold exploration companies. He was also a director of Pediment Gold Inc. prior to merging with Argonaut Gold Inc. in 2011.

Dale C. Peniuk

Mr. Dale Peniuk is a CPA CA (Chartered Accountant) that provides financial consulting services to a number of mining companies and currently serves on the Board and as Audit Committee Chair of Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX; OMX), and Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX). Mr. Peniuk also served on the Board and as Audit Committee Chair of EuroZinc Mining Corporation (TSX; AMEX) until completion of its merger with Lundin Mining, and Rio Narcea Gold Mines, Ltd. (TSX; AMEX) following the acquisition of a controlling interest in the company by Lundin Mining until the takeover of Rio Narcea was completed. Mr. Peniuk obtained a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and his CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (“ICABC”) in 1986. Mr. Peniuk spent more than 20 years with KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants and predecessor firms, including being an assurance partner from 1996 to 2006 and was the leader of KPMG’s British Columbia mining practice. Mr. Peniuk has also served on the ICABC’s Public Company Technical Forum since 2000 and is currently the Chair of that Forum.

Audra B. Walsh

Ms. Walsh is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of technical, operating, management and board experience in the mining industry. She currently serves as CEO of Minas de Aguas Tenidas S.A.U (MATSA), a Trafigura Mubadala mining company, located in the Huelva Province, Spain.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of Orvana Minerals Corp. and is Chair of its Technical, Safety, Health, Environment and Sustainability Committee.  She serves as President and CEO of A2Z Mining Inc. and was formerly President and CEO of Sierra Metals Inc. and Minera S.A. Ms. Walsh has also held senior positions with Barrick Gold Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation.  Ms. Walsh is a graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science (Mine Engineering) from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota and is a registered member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. 

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