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.
Terry S. Eyton, FCA
Director of the Company. Mr. Eyton is a Chartered Accountant and currently Chief Financial Officer of Penninsula Merchant Syndications Corp. Prior to his appointment at Penninsula he was a partner with Topping Eyton Partners, a public accounting firm in Vancouver, a private practice from which he has recently retired. His professional career encompasses depth in financial, regulatory and compliance matters across many sectors including mining. Mr. Eyton graduated in business administration from Lakehead University in 1967, obtaining the designation of chartered accountant in 1971 and was elected to the fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. in 1983. Mr. Eyton graduated from the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program in 2008.
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.
Scott Hean, M.B.A., ICD.D.
Mr. Hean is a member of the Audit and the Governance and Nomination Committees and Chair of the Compensation Committee. Currently the Chief Financial Officer of Quaterra Resources Inc, a TSX-V, OTCQX listed junior mining exploration company, Mr. Hean has held senior management and executive positions with J.P. Morgan of New York, primarily financing junior oil and gas companies and with the Bank of Montreal as Senior Vice President and Managing Director responsible for natural resources sector financing in North America. He has served on numerous not-for-profit Boards, including Outward Bound Canada and BC Children's Hospital and is currently Chair of the Bill Reid Trust. Graduating from Simon Fraser University in 1973 and from the Ivey School of Business, London, Ontario, in 1975, Mr. Hean graduated in 2006 from the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program.
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.
President & CEO/Director
Mr. Pease has been involved with mineral exploration and mine development projects worldwide for the past 30 years. In 2006, Rob formed Terrane Metals with the intent to develop the Mt Milligan Gold-Copper project northwest of Prince George. Terrane advanced the project through exploration, development, and permitting. Construction commenced in the spring 2010, and ultimately Terrane Metals was acquired by Thompson Creek Mining in late 2010 for $700m. He is also a former Director and Strategic Advisor to Richfield Ventures Corp., a junior gold mining company exploring the newly discovered Blackwater gold project in British Columbia. Richfield was acquired earlier this year by New Gold Inc for $500m. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Terrane, Rob was employed by the Placer Dome group for the majority of his professional career. In 2002 he assumed the role of the General Manager, Canada Exploration and Global Major Projects with Placer Dome. In this role, Rob was responsible for managing all aspects of Canadian exploration, and overseeing the geological aspects of advanced stage, major exploration and development projects world-wide.
Mr. Pease holds a B.Sc. degree in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo, a Professional Geologist (British Columbia) certification and is a Fellow of the Geologic Association of Canada. Rob is a Past-Chairman of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, and in 2010 was named "BC Mining Person of the year" by the Mining Association of BC.
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.
John F. Whitton, B.Sc., PGeo
Mr. Whitton obtained the Honors Bachelor of Science in Geology from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 1972. From 1972-1981, Mr. Whitton was involved with base metal exploration in Canada, U. S. and the British Isles. From 1981-present, Mr. Whitton focused chiefly on gold and other precious metals. He is experienced in all levels of exploration and development including mine and mill design, mine construction and operations. Mr. Whitton has been a Director of Sabina since 1987 and is a registered Professional Geoscientist in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
John Wakeford, P. GEO
Mr. John Wakeford has more than 30 years in worldwide exploration with extensive experience in Archean greenstone deposits, including the Hemlo and Timmins gold camps. His experience includes fourteen years with Noranda, where, among other things, he played a key role in the discovery and evaluation of the Holloway gold deposit. On the creation of Hemlo Gold Mines, Mr. Wakeford was appointed Director of International Exploration and led Hemlo's international gold exploration activities. Following the merger of Hemlo with Battle Mountain, he was appointed Director of Exploration, and eventually became responsible for Battle Mountain's exploration efforts. Most recently John was the Vice-President of Exploration at Miramar Mining during which time his experience and knowledge of Archean greenstone belts enabled the company to grow the Hope Bay resource to over 10 million ounces of gold.
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.