Board of Directors

Board Committees

CommitteeChairman
1.   Audit & Risk CommitteeJeff Kennedy
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

Chairman

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.

Jeff Kennedy (1),(2),(4),(5)

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.

Benjamin Guenther (5)

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 (4),(5)

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.

Rodney Lamond

Director

Mr. Lamond is a Professional Mining Engineer who brings more than 30 years of mining experience to the Board of Jaguar Mining. Mr. Lamond was the President and CEO of Jaguar Mining from December 2015 to August 2018 and is currently the President and CEO of Jerritt Canyon Gold. 

Mr. Lamond was also the President and CEO of Crocodile Gold before the July 2015 business combination of Crocodile Gold and Newmarket Gold (now Kirkland Lake Gold). Mr. Lamond received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining Engineering from Laurentian University and is member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

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

Director

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.

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

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.