Corporate

Board of Directors

George D. Faught

George D. Faught

Chairman and Director

Mr. Faught has over 35 years of senior management, corporate development and operational experience in the natural resources, financial services and health services industries in the North America and international markets. Mr. Faught currently serves as the Chairman of Marathon Gold Corp a development stage gold company listed on the TSX. He has held senior executive positions with North American Palladium, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, Aberdeen International, First Uranium, William Resources and Dundee Capital. Mr. Faught has also served on the board of directors and audit committees of numerous public companies in the resource sector, including Sulliden Gold Corp, Crocodile Gold Corp, Avion Gold Corp, First Uranium Corp, Premier Royalty Inc, Marathon PGM Corp, Dacha Strategic Metals Inc and Central Sun Mining Inc.

Mr. Faught has broad financial management, corporate development and M&A experience and has established companies and successfully managed their growth, acquired and sold projects/companies and arranged numerous debt and equity financings.

Mr. Faught received an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor. He is also a CPA, CA and worked in the audit and tax departments of Deloitte & Touche and practice in the area of international tax.


Phillip C. Walford

Phillip C. Walford

President and CEO, Director

Phillip C. Walford is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation since December 3, 2009. From March 1, 2005 to November 29, 2010 Mr. Walford served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon PGM Corporation. Mr. Walford was as a founder of Marathon PGM Corporation and served as a director from October 2003 to November 2006 and from May 2007 to November 2010. Mr. Walford has held senior management positions at Pamour Porcupine Mines Ltd., LacMinerals Ltd. Geomaque Explorations Ltd., and Hudson Bay Exploration and Development and has extensive international experience in gold and base metal deposits. As a result of his rich global experience, Mr. Walford places high value and importance on lessening risk and has modeled Marathon Gold on this premise.


Joseph G. Spiteri

Joseph G. Spiteri

Director

Mr. Joseph Spiteri is an independent director with over 35 years of international mining experience. Mr. Spiteri is an independent mining consultant focused on advanced-stage exploration, feasibility, construction, operations management and acquisitions. Prior to that, he held executive positions with Placer Dome Incorporated, Northgate Explorations Limited, Lac Minerals Limited, and Campbell Resources Incorporated. Mr. Spiteri holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. He is a member of The Canadian Institute of Mining and The Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.


Douglas H. Bache

Douglas H. Bache

Director

Mr. Bache is President of DHBache & Company Inc. and Maxum Capital Markets Inc., a private investor, and provides corporate development and strategic management services primarily to junior mining companies.  Mr. Bache has over 25 years’ experience in mine finance, financial management, corporate strategy and development and has been a director and officer of various public companies.  He is currently a director of Treasury Metals Incorporated and chairs its Audit Committee.  Mr. Bache was president of Valencia Ventures Inc. from April 2006 to June 2008 and prior to that was Treasurer of North American Palladium Ltd. and a senior executive with Inco Limited.


Julian Kemp

Julian Kemp

Director

Mr. Kemp is a Business Executive and Consultant. Mr. Kemp has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry, mostly serving in senior financial and administrative management roles. His experience has been focused on restructuring and transforming exploration and development companies into producers. Mr. Kemp has guided various junior mining companies with precious metals, base metals and coal operations in North America and internationally as well as mining engineering and contracting companies. Formerly, he was the Interim President & CEO of Rubicon Minerals Corporation (TSX: RMX) from April to December 2016 and Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Fortune Minerals Limited, a position he held from 2004 to 2013. He is currently the Chairman of Rubicon Minerals Corporation and a director and Audit Committee Chairman of Marathon Gold Corp. (TSX: MOZ). Mr. Kemp has also previously served as a Director for a number of public companies such as Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Claim Post Resources Inc. (TSX-V:CPS) and Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Goldgroup Mining Inc. (formerly Sierra Minerals Inc.) (TSX:GGA). Mr. Kemp is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. In addition, Mr. Kemp obtained the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada) in 2012.


Janice Stairs

Janice Stairs

Director

Janice Stairs has over 25 years’ experience working with companies involved in the resource sector. Ms. Stairs is currently General Counsel to Namibia Rare Earths Inc., a TSX listed explorer focused in Namibia. Prior to joining Namibia Rare Earths in September 2011, Ms. Stairs was General Counsel to Endeavour Mining Corporation, a position she assumed in September 2010 after Endeavour acquired Etruscan Resources Inc. where Ms. Stairs had held the positions of Vice President and General Counsel since 2004. Prior to 2004, Ms. Stairs was a partner with the law firm of McInnes Cooper (formerly Patterson Palmer) located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and she continues to act as counsel to the firm. Ms. Stairs practiced law in private practice for almost 20 years specializing in corporate finance, securities and resource-related issues for private and public companies. Ms. Stairs is a director of Trilogy Metals Inc. (formerly NovaCopper Inc.) and AuRico Metals Inc. Ms. Stairs holds a law degree from Dalhousie University and a Masters in Business Administration from Queens University both in Canada.


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