Mr. Ellis was appointed as a director of the Corporation on June 24, 2016. John Ellis is a Professional Engineer with over 50 years of experience in the mining industry. He currently serves as a Director of Hycroft Mining. 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. Mr. Ellis graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines and the Montana College of Science and Technology.