Bruce McLeod, P.Eng
President & CEO
Bruce McLeod is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years of experience in all areas of the mining industry. Most recently he was the President & CEO of Mercator Minerals Ltd. Prior to that, he was the President, CEO and Director of Creston Moly Corp as well as a founder of both Sherwood Copper Corp and Stornoway Diamond Corporation. He also served on the Board of Directors of Palmerejo Silver and Gold Corp (acquired by Coeur D'Alene Mines) and Ariane Gold (acquired by Cambior Inc.) and has been involved in numerous projects at various stages of development while with the Northair Group.
Mr. McLeod was the co-recipient of AMEBC's EA Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2009 and primarily focuses on project development, strategic planning, and financing activities.
Roy E. Wilkes, PEng (Mining)
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Wilkes was most recently President of Washington Group International's (NYSE: WGII) mining business unit where he was responsible for the operating and financial performance of the unit's international operations in the coal, metals and industrial minerals markets. He has 37 years of mining experience in the precious metals, coal, industrial metals, and base metals mining and processing.
Prior to joining the Washington Group he served as executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp. of Albuquerque, N.M. from 1988 to 1995. Mr. Wilkes also previously served as executive vice-president of Washington Corporation of Missoula Montana, responsible for merger and acquisition activities. He earlier served as vice-president and general manager of Ridgeway Mining Co. of Ridgeway, S.C., and director of business development of Anaconda Minerals Co., of Denver, Colo. He has held management and supervisory positions at surface and underground mines producing molybdenum, copper, limestone, lead silver and zinc. Mr. Wilkes earned a degree in mining engineering from the Montana School of Mines.
Mr. Fennell received his law degree in 1979 from the University of Alberta and practiced in the areas of corporate and resource law until 1983, when he founded Golden Star Resources. During his term as President & CEO, Golden Star became a TSE 300 company and one of the largest and most successful exploration companies. In 1998, Mr. Fennell left Golden Star to become Chairman and CEO of Cambiex Explorations Ltd, which became Hope Bay Gold Corporation. He held this position until the merger of Hope Bay and Miramar Mining Corporation where he continued as Executive Vice-Chairman and director for the combined entity until its takeover, in January 2008, by Newmont Mining Corporation, a leading gold producer. He was Chairman of Ariane Gold Corp. from August 2002 until its acquisition by Cambior Inc. in November 2003, and was a director of Palmarejo Silver and Gold Corporation until the merger with Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, one of the world's leading silver companies, in December 2007. He was Chairman of Maximus Ventures Ltd. until the business combination with NFX Gold Inc. to form Bear Lake Gold Inc. He is currently a director of Major Drilling Group International Inc.and Sutter Gold as well as the Chairman and director of Reunion Gold Corporation and Queensland Minerals Ltd. and Executive Chairman and director of Odyssey Resources Limited.
Jonathan Goodman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Capital Markets Inc.
Mr. Goodman has over 25 years of experience in the resource and investment industry, working as a geologist, senior analyst, portfolio manager and senior executive. Mr. Goodman is Executive Chairman and a director of Dundee Precious Metals Inc., and was previously the President and CEO of Dundee Precious Metals Inc., a company that is 25% owned by Dundee.
He joined the investment management affiliate of Dundee in 1990, where he was responsible for the selection of Canadian equities and played a major role in developing asset allocation strategies, before serving as its President from 1998 to 2001. He was also a founder of Goepel Shields and Partners, an investment firm.
Mr. Goodman graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He is also a professional engineer, a Chartered Financial Analyst, and is a director of several publicly-traded resource companies.
James N. Morton, BA, LLB
James N. Morton is the founding partner of Morton & Company, Corporate and Securities Lawyers of Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Morton has in excess of 30 years experience representing resource and other venture companies in effecting initial public offerings, equity financings, acquisitions, mergers and take-over transactions. He is the President and Director of Blackcomb Capital Corporation, a private investment holding company. Mr. Morton received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and an LLB from the University of British Columbia.
Anthony P. Walsh, CA
Mr. Walsh graduated from Queen's University (Canada) in 1973 and became a member of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1976. Mr. Walsh has over 20 years experience in the field of exploration, mining and development. Prior to joining Sabina Gold & Silver Corp., Mr. Walsh was President and CEO of Miramar Mining Corporation (1995-2007), was the Senior Vice-President and CFO of a computer leasing company (1993-1995) and the CFO and Senior Vice-President, Finance of International Corona Mines Ltd., a major North American gold producer (1989-1992). From 1985 to 1989 he was Vice-President, Finance of International Corona Mines Ltd., and from 1973 to 1985 Mr. Walsh held various positions at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, a firm of Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Segsworth has 40 years of experience in mining in Canada and overseas and has served as a senior officer of several mining companies including Westmin Resources, where he was President & CEO and Homestake Mining Company, where he was President & COO. Mr. Segsworth is currently lead independent director of Pan American Silver, and a director at Roxgold Inc., Gabriel Resources Ltd. and Taung Gold International Limited. Mr. Segsworth is past Chairman of both the Mining Associations of British Columbia (BC) and Canada and was named BC's Mining Person of the year in 1996. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Cumberland Resources Ltd. which was developing the Meadowbank Gold deposit in Nunavut when it was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in 2007. He received his bachelor of science in mining engineering from Michigan Technology University. Mr. Segsworth is independent within the meaning of National Instrument 58-101. Mr. Segsworth's experience is a critical asset to the Board and the Company as it transitions from developer to producer.
William W. Cummins, B.Sc., CA
Mr. Cummins obtained the Bachelor of Science degree in 1955 and Chartered Accountant designation in 1959. He worked with a major CA firm until 1969 specializing in mining audits, securities and taxation matters. In 1969, he joined the Northgate group -- base metal miners in Ireland -- where he was a Director and managed the initial financing of the Tara mine -- Europe's largest ever zinc/lead deposit. In 1972 Mr. Cummins personally acquired control of Sabina Industries Limited, now Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. and has managed and directed Sabina ever since. He has also been a director and officer of several other mining and exploration companies over the years, currently sitting on the boards of Coniagas in Toronto and Glencar Mining in Ireland and Mali.