Board of Directors

Board Committees

1.   Audit & Risk CommitteeEdward Reeser
2.Compensation CommitteeRobert Getz
3.Corporate Governance & Nominating CommitteeRobert Getz
4.Finance & Corporate Development CommitteeLuis Miraglia
5.Safety, Environmental, Technical & Reserves CommitteeJohn Ellis

Thomas S. Weng


Mr. Weng has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services sector. Mr. Weng is currently Co-Founding Partner with Alta Capital Partners, a provider of financial advisory services (since February 2011). From February 2007 to January 2011, Mr. Weng was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and Head of Equity Capital Markets for Metals and Mining throughout the Americas and Latin America, across all industry segments. Prior to 2007, Mr. Weng held various senior positions at Pacific Partners, an alternative investment firm, and Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns. Mr. Weng graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

John Ellis (2),(3),(5)


John Ellis is a Professional Engineer with over 50 years of experience in the mining industry. He currently serves as a Director for International Tower Mines and for Sunshine Silver Mines Corporation. He also consults for a number of international mining companies. Mr. Ellis previously served as a Director for Mexivada Mining Corp. and was Chairman and CEO of AngloGold North America and Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Inspiration Resources Corp., and CVRD-Inco. His career has included service as a Director on the Mining Association of Canada and the National Mining Association. Mr. Ellis graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines and the Montana College of Science and Technology.

Robert Getz (1),(2),(3),(4)


Robert Getz brings over 25 years of experience as a private equity investor and has strong experience in international mergers and acquisitions and public and private debt and equity financings. Mr. Getz has invested in and served as a Director in numerous companies, including many metals and mining companies. He currently serves as a Director of Haynes International, Inc., a developer and producer of specialty nickel alloys. Mr. Getz previously served as Chairman of the Board of Crocodile Gold Corp., a gold exploration and mining company with operations in Australia, prior to the company's successful merger with Newmarket Gold in July 2015. Mr. Getz subsequently served as a Director of Newmarket Gold Inc. until May 2016. Mr. Getz holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Boston University, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Stern School at New York University.

Luís Ricardo Miraglia (4),(5)


Mr. Miraglia is a native of Minas Gerais, Brazil with 23 years of experience in legal practice specializing in corporate law, M&A, project finance, infrastructure projects and mining. He has advised several foreign based junior mining companies that operate in Brazil, including the development of partnerships with investors, suppliers, strategic legal issues, management of complex negotiations, corporate strategy and governance. He holds a degree (JD equivalent) from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

Edward Reeser (1),(2),(4),(5)


Mr. Reeser is the President of Mobilex Corporation. Prior to this, Mr. Reeser was President and Owner of Celco, an importer and distributor of commercial food service equipment. He also has over 20 years' experience as a Chief Financial and senior officer of public companies in the metallurgical, aviation, and oil pipe line industries. His areas of expertise include international business, supply chain management, mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, and controllership. He is a director and member of the Finance and Audit and the Investment Committees of Bridgepoint Health. He holds an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors and obtained his BA and MBA from York University. Mr. Reeser is also the Chairman and a director of RockMass Technologies Inc. and a director of Hospitality Finance Limited

Richard Falconer (1),(3)


Richard Falconer is a Senior Advisor with Lazard Canada. Prior to this, Mr. Falconer served at Managing Director of Lazarad Canada since 2016. Mr. Falconer retired from CIBC in 2011 after 40 years with the bank. Mr. Falconer has extensive corporate finance and M&A experience in numerous industries. Mr. Falconer holds a Master of Business Administration from York University, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto. Mr. Falconer is currently Member of the Board of Directors of Resolute Forest Products; Board Member of Chorus Aviation; Member, CDIC Advisory Panel on Resolution; Director, LOFT Community Services; The Dorothy Ley Hospice; Member, Campaign Leadership Council, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada; and Member, Board of Governors, Shaw Festival Theatre Endowment Foundation.

Benjamin Guenther (5)

Director (Interim CEO)

Mr. Guenther was appointed as a director of the Corporation on November 7, 2017. Mr. Guenther brings over 30 years of experience working in the mining industry, including holding senior management positions with AngloGold Ashanti in his past career. Mr. Guenther is a Mining Engineer with a wide range of management and executive experience and over 40 years in the global mining industry. Mr. Guenther graduated from the Colorado School of Mines..