Board of Directors

Board Committees

CommitteeChairman
1.   Audit & Risk CommitteeJeff Kennedy
2.Corporate Governance & Compensation CommitteeThomas Weng
3.Strategic & Finance CommitteeLuis Miraglia
4.Safety, Environmental, Technical Reserves CommitteeJohn Ellis

Jeff Kennedy (1),(2)

Acting Chairman and Director

Mr. Kennedy was appointed to the Board in 2019. Prior to joining the board, Mr. Jeff Kennedy served as the Managing Director Equity Capital Markets and Operations at Cormark Securities Inc. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Kennedy also served as the CFO of Cormark Securities Inc. where he was responsible for financial oversight, controls and governance of operations. Mr. Kennedy is a Chartered Professional Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and completed his Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University.

Thomas S. Weng (1),(2)

Director

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.

Benjamin Guenther (1),(4)

Director

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. Mr. Guenther also served as Interim CEO of Jaguar Mining Inc from August 2018 to August 2019.

Luís Ricardo Miraglia (3)

Director

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.

John Ellis (2),(4)

Director

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.