Mining & Investment Conference | February 23-24, 2021


Paul Brink

President and CEO
Franco-Nevada Corp.

Paul Brink, President and CEO, Franco-Nevada Corp.

Paul Brink is President & CEO and a director of Franco-Nevada. He has been with Franco-Nevada since its IPO in 2007. He served as President & Chief Operating Officer from May 2019 to May 2020 and prior to that, successfully led Franco-Nevada’s business development activities as SVP Business Development. He previously had roles in corporate development at Newmont, investment banking at BMO Nesbitt Burns and project financing at UBS. Mr. Brink holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and a Master’s degree in Management Studies from Oxford University.

Daniella Dimitrov

Sprott Capital Partners

Daniella Dimitrov, Partner, Sprott Capital Partners

Daniella has over 20 years of experience in building, operating and streamlining businesses in mining and financial services. Previously, she served as CEO and CFO of Orvana Minerals (a multi-mine gold/copper producer) and as Executive Vice Chair of Baffinland Iron through its acquisition for $600M. She has also served as COO of Dundee Securities, SVP Strategic Initiatives with Raymond James and corporate counsel with a Canadian law firm. Ms. Dimitrov is currently also a director of Nexa Resources, International Petroleum and Chemtrade Logistics, has served as a director of a number of other mining companies and has chaired or been a member of various committees of such boards including sustainability and capital projects. She was previously chosen as one of the top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, is a Canada Board Diversity Council – Diversity 50 Candidate and is National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship Certified.

Catherine Gignac

Corporate Director
Cameco Corporation | OceanaGold Corporation | Women in Mining

Catherine Gignac, Corporate Director, Cameco Corporation | OceanaGold Corporation | Women in Mining

Catherine Gignac is an independent corporate director with more than thirty years of experience in capital markets and the mining industry, as a mining equity research analyst and geologist. Catherine has the ICD.D designation and serves as a director of Cameco Corporation and OceanaGold Corporation, both publicly-traded companies. She is the Chair and director of Women in Mining Canada, a not-for-profit organization. Ms. Gignac holds a B.Sc. Geology degree and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

John McCluskey

President and CEO
Alamos Gold Inc.

John McCluskey, President and CEO, Alamos Gold Inc.

John McCluskey has been president and CEO of Alamos Gold since 2003 when he co-founded the company with Mining Hall of Famer Chester Millar. John is also a director of the World Gold Council. The mining executive received the 2018 Murray Pezim Award for Perseverance and Success in Financing Mineral Exploration from the British Columbia Association for Mineral Exploration. The award recognized John’s role in the acquisition, financing and encouragement of successive discoveries at Alamos Gold’s Mulatos mine in Sonora, Mexico and his other accomplishments as CEO. In 2012 Ernst & Young named John its Entrepreneur of the Year based on an assessment by a panel of judges of his financial performance, vision, leadership, innovation, personal integrity and influence, social responsibility, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Margot Naudie

Elephant Capital Inc.

Margot Naudie, President, Elephant Capital Inc.

Margot Naudie, CFA is president of Elephant Capital Inc. She is a co-founder and Lead Independent Director at Abaxx Technology Inc. Margot also serves on the boards of Osino Resources Inc, BTU Metals Corp and Polaris Infrastructure. Margot has over 20 years of experience managing natural resource and mining portfolios at leading buy-side firms. She has been cited as a Brendan Wood TopGun Platinum Portfolio Manager.

Nicole Brewster

President and CEO
Renforth Resources Inc.

Nicole Brewster, President and CEO, Renforth Resources Inc.

Nicole Brewster brings an early career in capital markets and a successful private practice as an exploration contractor, experienced in acquiring and leveraging data to execute targeted exploration within budget for clients. This supported a re-invigoration of Renforth, today with six mineralized assets, including two open pit gold resources on Quebec’s Cadillac Break. In addition to assembling a compelling land package for Renforth, Nicole has signed an LOI to sell the New Alger asset at a profit for shareholders. This transformative first will, upon closing, have Renforth fully funded for the foreseeable future, able to focus on adding value to the rest of the portfolio, specifically the Parbec open pit gold resource, with no additional dilution.

Nikolaos Cacos

President and CEO
Blue Sky Uranium Corp.

Nikolaos Cacos, President and CEO, Blue Sky Uranium Corp.

Mr. Cacos brings over 25 years of management and advisory expertise in the mineral exploration industry. He has worked with Grosso Group since inception and serves as senior level executive for all the member companies. Mr. Cacos’ career includes administration and strategic planning for public companies. He currently serves as an officer and director of a number of TSX Venture Exchange listed companies. He holds a Master of International Management degree from Heidelberg, Germany and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia.

Andrew Cheatle

Mining Executive/Director
Tanzanian Gold | Troilus Gold Corp. | Condor Gold

Andrew Cheatle, Mining Executive/Director, Tanzanian Gold | Troilus Gold Corp. | Condor Gold

Andrew Cheatle is an experienced geoscientist, seasoned CEO and director within the mining industry. A professional geoscientist and graduate of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, Andrew’s 30-plus-year international career has encompassed the senior and junior mining sectors. Based in London (UK) and Toronto (Canada), he is a sought-after advisor to the minerals industry, specializing in technical assessments, corporate development, and investments. Andrew sits on the board of Condor Gold plc and Troilus Gold, and also volunteers on the advisory councils of the Development Partner Institute, the Canada-International Finance Corporation, Africa Local Economic Development Partnership and as a director of International Women in Mining. He is passionate about the mining industry’s role in community and national development.

Rob van Egmond

Chief Geologist
Dolly Varden Silver Corp.

Rob van Egmond, Chief Geologist, Dolly Varden Silver Corp.

Rob van Egmond is a professional geologist with 30 years of experience in the international exploration and mining industry. He is currently Chief Geologist for Dolly Varden Silver Corp. His focus has been on early stage exploration projects across a spectrum of commodities and deposit types. Rob has worked for, and managed projects for major mining companies including Cominco, BHP and Kennecott as well as junior explorers such as Orex Minerals, Platinum Group Metals, Candente and Northern Dynasty. His formative years working during the summers in BC for Cominco were spent on various projects that have contributed to the area being named “The Golden Triangle”. Mr. van Egmond holds a B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia and he is a member of the Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Zach Flood

President & CEO
Kenorland Minerals

Zach Flood, President & CEO, Kenorland Minerals

Mr. Flood is an experienced geologist who has managed mineral exploration in countries around the world including Mongolia, China, Dem. Rep. Congo, Peru, Argentina, Canada, and the U.S., over the past 15 years. Mr. Flood co-founded Kenorland Minerals Ltd in 2016. Prior to co-founding Kenorland, Mr. Flood spent numerous years within the Ivanhoe Group, undertaking project generation and business development along with evaluating early to advanced stage M&A opportunities in the mining sector.

Elizabeth Freele

Founder and Principal
4P Solutions Inc.

Elizabeth Freele, Founder and Principal, 4P Solutions Inc.

Elizabeth is a passionate sustainability strategist and impact investor, driven by the innate potential of business to tackle humanity’s grand challenges. A self-proclaimed Conscious Capitalist, her mining industry work supports junior explorers to mature mid-tier producers from the field to the boardroom in developing future-ready corporate responsibility and risk management approaches. As CEO of boutique consultancy 4P Solutions Inc, her geographic reach includes the Americas, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Outside of the industry, Elizabeth is also a Senior Associate with venture capital firm Active Impact Investments, advancing seed-stage tech companies that reduce GHG emissions through smarter resource consumption.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Elizabeth holds an MBA from IE Business School, a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School, and a BA in Political Science and Global Development from Western University.

Chris Grove

President and CEO
Commerce Resources Corp.

Chris Grove, President and CEO, Commerce Resources Corp.

Chris Grove joined the board of Commerce Resources in 2012 and became president of the company in September 2014, after having worked for the company in corporate communications since 2004. Chris has assisted the company in raising about $80 million through his significant financial contacts in North America and Europe.

Dr. Quinton Hennigh

Chairman & President
Novo Resources Corp.

Dr. Quinton Hennigh, Chairman & President, Novo Resources Corp.

Dr. Hennigh is an economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience, mainly gold related. Early in his career, he explored for major mining firms including Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Newmont Mining Corporation. Dr. Hennigh joined the junior mining sector in 2007 and has been involved with a number of Canadian listed gold companies including Gold Canyon Resources where he led exploration at the Springpole alkaline gold project near Red Lake Ontario, a 5 million ounce gold deposit. In 2010, Dr. Hennigh helped start Novo Resources and began assembling its Australian exploration portfolio. He is currently President and Chairman. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.

Greg Johnson

CEO and Chairman of the Board
Metallic Minerals

Greg Johnson, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Metallic Minerals

Mr. Johnson has twenty-eight years of experience in the mining industry with an exceptional track record in exploration, development and financing of large scale projects to create value for shareholders. Prior to joining Metallic Minerals, Mr. Johnson held the positions of President and CEO at Wellgreen Platinum and South American Silver, and was a co-founder and executive at NovaGold Resources. Mr. Johnson began his career with Placer Dome (now Barrick Gold), where he held various senior roles in domestic and international exploration. Mr. Johnson has developed broad experience in the capital markets and has been involved in raising over $650 million in project financing. For his role in the discovery and advancement of the 40-million-ounce Donlin Creek gold deposit in Alaska, Mr. Johnson was a co-recipient of the PDAC’s Thayer Lindsay International Discovery Award. In addition, Mr. Johnson has been recognized for his work in sustainable development and community engagement and was awarded the Robert E. Leckie Award by the Yukon Government for excellence in environmental stewardship.

Emily King

Prospector Portal

Emily King, Founder, Prospector Portal

Emily King is a geologist with over a decade of experience with mineral exploration and investment in emerging and frontier markets using innovative and disruptive technology.

She is the CEO and founder of Prospector, the industry’s first searchable digital database with an easily navigable interface that allows anyone to tap into information about the $144B mining industry. Prospector’s technology unlocks opportunities for investment and discovery of the minerals that will provide the foundation for our world’s future. Prospector’s AI gives subscribers the tools to do research and due diligence in seconds that used to take weeks.

In addition to being the Founder of Prospector, Emily holds leadership roles as the President and Chief Innovation Officer of Analog Gold, CEO of Global Venture Consulting, Board member of VVC Exploration, and VP of Women in Mining USA. Emily was recently awarded the Medal of Merit from the American Mining Hall of Fame.

Prior to founding Global Venture and Prospector, Emily led mineral exploration programs in Afghanistan for the U.S. Department of Defense, overseeing tenders of large copper and gold exploration targets, small-scale processing initiatives, and exploration throughout Afghanistan and Iraq.

Marz Kord

President, CEO & Director
Wallbridge Mining Company

Marz Kord, President, CEO & Director, Wallbridge Mining Company

Mr. Kord is a professional mining engineer with over 30 years of progressive experience in mining operations and project management. Prior to joining Wallbridge in 2011, he held the position of Executive Vice President, Global Mining for Genivar Inc., a large Canadian firm, (now WSP Global), where he led the development and growth of the company’s domestic and international mining profile.  During the early part of his career with Falconbridge Limited, Mr. Kord was involved in mining operations in both Sudbury and Timmins. Mr. Kord’s expertise includes managing large, multidisciplinary teams of engineers and operators as well as extensive experience in developing strategic growth plans and in mergers and acquisitions.

Kelly Malcolm

Vice President Exploration
Amex Exploration

Kelly Malcolm, Vice President Exploration, Amex Exploration

Mr. Malcolm is a Professional Geologist with extensive exploration experience focused on precious metal exploration. He specializes in the integration and interpretation of geological, geochemical, and geophysical data to guide exploration and development activities. He was recently involved in the discovery and delineation of Detour Gold’s high grade 58N gold deposit, and has acted as director, advisor, or management for several public and private mineral exploration companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in geology and a Bachelor of Arts in economics, both from Laurentian University.

Louise Pearce

Managing Partner, Mining (Global)
ERM: Environmental Resources Management

Louise Pearce, Managing Partner, Mining (Global),ERM: Environmental Resources Management

Louise Pearce leads ERM’s global materials, metals and mining advisory team, which operates in every mining region around the world. Having spent the early years of her career testing and logging soil and rock core, Louise now has over 25 years of international experience in sustainability consulting and has worked across the globe. She concentrates on developing corporate strategy and risk management programs, with particular expertise in managing complex global due diligence and post-merger integrations. Louise has a deep understanding of the global Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges and opportunities facing the sector. As a trusted advisor, she works collaboratively with major, mid-tier and junior mining companies to integrate the management of ESG risks into strategic business and life-of-mine plans to create and protect value.

In 2016, Louise was recognized as one of the Top-100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining by the non-profit organization, Women in Mining. She has presented on building sustainable practices into mining, and chaired sessions with senior executives, investors and other key stakeholders in Toronto, London, New York, Cape Town, Melbourne, Lima and Santiago.

Rory Ritchie

Vice President Exploration
Prosper Gold Corp.

Rory Ritchie, Vice President Exploration, Prosper Gold Corp.

Mr. Rory Ritchie has been actively engaged in mineral exploration in Canada and the United States since 2007. He has significant experience in orogenic gold systems in Ontario, Canada and porphyry copper ± gold deposits in the Canadian Cordillera. He led an exploration team to the discovery and delineation of a 1.2 Moz gold resource in Red Lake, ON, in 2011. Rory earned a H.B.Sc in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario and completed Earth Science studies at Simon Fraser University. Mr. Ritchie is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.

Huw Roberts

CHR Metals Limited

Huw Roberts, Director, CHR Metals Limited

Huw Roberts is an economist and co-founder with Claire Hassall of CHR Metals Limited. The company has an international reputation for providing in-depth analysis of the global zinc and lead industries, offering particular insight into developments in China. It also publishes detailed forecasts of global industrial production in its regular monthly report, Global IP Watch. Huw’s career in the metals industry included working for an LME broker, a number of years with a mining company and senior positions in metals industry consultancy. CHR Metals was established in 2000 and has offices in the UK and China.

Michael Rowley

President, CEO, Director
Group Ten Metals

Michael Rowley, President, CEO, Director, Group Ten Metals

Michael Rowley has over 25 years executive experience in the exploration, mineral testing, and mine environmental industries, including capital markets and operations. One of Group Ten’s founding shareholders, Mr. Rowley is active in additional publicly-traded companies, including fellow Metallic Group member, Granite Creek Copper.

David Stein

President, CEO and Director
Kuya Silver

David Stein
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Kuya Silver

Mr. Stein is the Founder of Kuya and President since 2017. Educated with a technical background in Geology and Engineering, Mr. Stein jumped into the capital markets very early in his career, in 2001, as a mining equities analyst for a prominent Canadian broker-dealer. More recently Mr. Stein was President and CEO of Aberdeen International, where he led various private equity and public company investment mandates.

Gary Thompson

Chairman & CEO
Brixton Metals Corporation

Gary Thompson, Chairman & CEO, Brixton Metals Corporation

A Brixton Metals Co-founder, Mr. Thompson has over 25 years of project management and resource exploration experience in precious-base metals including oil & gas and geothermal power. Mr. Thompson holds several discovery credits for metals and geothermal. Previous employment and experience includes both junior and major mining and energy companies including Newmont Mining, NovaGold Resources and Encana Corporation. Mr. Thompson’s Cayley Geothermal went public in 2006 through the acquisition Sierra Geothermal Power where he was CEO until it was acquired by Ram Power in 2010.

Scott Trebilcock

President and CEO
KORE Mining Ltd.

Scott Trebilcock, President and CEO, KORE Mining Ltd.

Mr. Trebilcock has over 25 years of experience as a process engineer, management consultant, and mining executive. Most recently he was Chief Development Officer of Nevsun Resources, responsible for strategy, corporate development, investor relations and exploration. Nevsun sold to Zijin Mining for $1.9 billion after a year-long contested defense process led by Mr. Trebilcock. Mr. Trebilcock also drove M&A at Nevsun, including the 2016 acquisition of Reservoir Minerals, and led Nevsun’s investor relations program for almost a decade. Mr. Trebilcock holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, an MBA from Queen’s University and is a Chartered Director.

Jose Vizquerra

President, CEO & Director
O3 Mining Inc.

Jose Vizquerra, President, CEO & Director, O3 Mining Inc.

Mr. Vizquerra is President and Chief Executive Officer, and a director of O3 Mining Inc. (“O3 Mining”). Prior to his appointment at O3 Mining, Mr. Vizquerra was Executive Vice President of Strategic Development for Osisko Mining Inc. (“Osisko Mining”). Mr. Vizquerra joined Osisko Mining from Oban Mining Corporation (“Oban”), where, as President and Chief Executive Officer, he played a leading role in the combination of Oban, Corona Gold Corporation, Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation, and Ryan Gold Corporation to form Osisko Mining. Through ambitious drilling and prudent capital raising, Osisko Mining has become the highly valued proponent of the world-class Windfall gold project. Before that, Mr. Vizquerra was Head of Business Development for Compañia de Minas Buenaventura. Previously, he was a production and exploration geologist at the Red Lake gold mine in Ontario.

Mr. Vizquerra currently serves as a director of Osisko Mining, and Sierra Metals Inc., and as an advisor to the boards of Discovery Metals Corporation and Palamina Resources. The Young Mining Professionals recognized Mr. Vizquerra as one of their Young Mining Professionals of the year with the 2019 Peter Munk Award.

Mr. Vizquerra is an alumni of the General Management Program at the Wharton School of Business. He holds an MSc in Mineral Exploration from Queens University and a B.Sc in Civil Engineering from UPC Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Mr. Vizquerra is a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101.

Derrick Weyrauch

President & CEO/Director
Palladium One Mining Inc

Derrick Weyrauch, President & CEO/Director, Palladium One Mining Inc

Derrick Weyrauch is an experienced mining executive with a background in finance, risk management, corporate restructuring and turnarounds, and M&A. In addition to his current role as president and CEO of Palladium One Mining, he is also a non-executive director on the board of Cabral Gold. Previously he co-founded Magna Mining, and served as a director on the boards of a number of companies including Eco Oro Mineral., Jaguar Mining, and Banro Corp. He has also held the post of chief financial officer at Jaguar Mining and Andina Minerals. Derrick obtained his CPA CA designation with KPMG LLP and holds an Honours B.A. in economics from York University.

Michael F. White

President and Chief Executive Officer
IBK Capital

Michael F. White, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBK Capital

Mr. White has been with IBK Capital since 1991. During this time, Mr. White has been involved in private placement financings totalling over $600 million for emerging companies in mining and metals and technology. He has also been active in financial advisory assignments and industry developments including: advisory and financing services to Great Bear Resources regarding its Red Lake gold discovery and partnership with Rob McEwen; advisory and financing services to POET Technologies Inc. for its disruptive photonics solutions for data communications; advisory services to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador with respect to its arrangements with Inco Ltd. over the development of the nickel deposit at Voisey’s Bay; advisory and financing services to Western Goldfields Inc. (now NewGold Inc.) on its purchase and development of the Mesquite gold mine in south-eastern California; advisory services to Cobalt Blockchain Inc. and the development of The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s artisanal mineral wealth; and, acting as financial advisor to Noront Resources Ltd. in the wake of a major nickel discovery at its Double Eagle Project in Northern Ontario, Canada.

Mr. White graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario in 1994, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 2000.

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