September 22-23, 2021

Mining and Investment Conference



Ian MacLean

Vice President, Investor Relations, B2Gold Corp.

Ian MacLean began his Investor Relations career in 1996 with Nevsun Resources Ltd. In 2001, Mr. MacLean joined Bema Gold Corporation as Manager, Investor Relations and was appointed Vice President, Investor Relations in 2006.

Mr. MacLean has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Peter Marrone

Executive Chairman, Yamana Gold Inc
Peter Marrone, Executive Chairman, Yamana Gold Inc.

Peter Marrone is the Executive Chairman of Yamana Gold Inc., which he founded in 2003. He has more than 35 years of mining, business, and capital markets experience. He has been on the boards of a number of public companies and has advised companies with a strong South American and North American presence. Mr. Marrone currently sits on the board of directors of Aris Gold Corporation.

Prior to Yamana, Mr. Marrone was the head of investment banking at a major Canadian investment bank and before that practiced law in Toronto with a strong focus on corporate law, securities law and international transactions.

Jeffrey Christian

Managing Partner,
CPM Group

Mr. Christian is Managing Partner of CPM Group, a precious metals and commodities research and consulting firm. He founded CPM Group in 1986 when he bought the Commodities Research Group he managed from J. Aron and Goldman Sachs. He is a globally recognized authority on the markets for precious metals and is well known for his application of economics and econometrics across commodities markets. He has written two books, Commodities Rising in 2005 and World Guide To Battery-Powered Road Transportation in 1979.

He also is well known for his financial engineering work using commodities derivatives both for hedging and investment purposes and has worked with numerous governments, central banks, mining companies, industrial companies, investment banks, and institutional investors.

Ryan Snyder, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer,
First Cobalt

Ryan has more than a decade of experience in finance. Previously, he spent five years in operations finance with Inmet Mining Corporation, where he led a project to build the life-of-mine model for Cobre Panama, one of the largest copper development projects in the world. He also led the worldwide annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes, oversaw operational financial reporting and analysis, and conducted scenario analysis for strategic decision-making. He then joined Enirgi Group Corporation where he oversaw financial planning, asset modeling and corporate governance. Most recently he was with Primero Mining Corp., initially as Director of Finance and Treasurer and later as Chief Financial Officer, where he was part of the team that negotiated the friendly merger of Primero with First Majestic Silver in 2018. Prior to entering the mining industry, Ryan obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation with KPMG LLP.

Trent holds an EMBA from the Kellogg School of Management and Schulich School of Business, a LL.M from Osgoode Hall as well as a B.A., B.C.L. and LL.B. from McGill University.


Luke Alexander

President, CEO & Director
Newcore Gold
Luke Alexander brings extensive resource sector experience, knowledge and contacts to Newcore, particularly in West Africa. He has raised billions of dollars and structured deals for major mining companies while advising some of the world’s top institutional investment funds. Mr. Alexander began his investment banking career in the private client group at BMO Nesbitt Burns in Toronto, then started up an equity trading desk for Toronto Dominion in London before doing the same for National Bank. In 2008, he became senior partner at GMP Securities in London. Throughout his investment banking career, he helped fund many major resource projects in West Africa. In 2018, Mr. Alexander founded Park Road Capital, a Vancouver-based, natural resource focused consulting company where he continued to leverage his relationships in London.


President & CEO
Renforth Resources Inc.

Nicole Brewster brings an early career in capital markets and a successful private practice as an exploration contractor, experienced in acquiring and leveraging data, to execute targeted exploration for clients. This supported a re-invigoration of Renforth, today with five mineralized assets, including the Parbec open pit gold deposit on the Cadillac Break, adjacent to the Canadian Malartic Mine. Renforth’s Surimeau District Project is a 260 sq. Km land package south of the Cadillac Break which hosts 6 historic polymetallic mineral occurrences, specifically nickel and copper, along with a handful of gold showings. Renforth just completed significant drill programs, at Parbec >15,000m to support an upcoming resource restatement and at Surimeau, on the Victoria West Target area, drilling 2.2 kms of strike within the 5 kms long target, with each of the 15 holes drilled returning nickel, copper and zinc visual mineralization in the core. Assay results for both programs are being released as received.

Nikolaos Cacos

President & CEO
Blue Sky Uranium
Nikolaos Cacos, President and CEO, Blue Sky Uranium
Mr. Cacos brings over 25 years of management and advisory expertise in the mineral exploration industry. He has worked with Grosso Group since inception and serves as senior level executive for all the member companies. Mr. Cacos’ career includes administration and strategic planning for public companies. He currently serves as an officer and director of a number of TSX Venture Exchange listed companies. He holds a Master of International Management degree from Heidelberg, Germany and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia.

Laurie Clark

Founder, Director and CEO
Onyen Corporation

Ms. Clark, a global finance executive who used to build Trading and Securities Exchange systems, now turns her focus to Onyen – planet earth’s ESG reporting solution. Ms. Clark is presently the Founder of 3 financial technology companies, who also started grew and sold 3 prior companies, and twice awarded the “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada” in 2017 and 2019.

Ms. Clark is an Independent Corporate Director and presently the Chair of the Board for Ethel Capital Corporation, a private equity company, and Independent Board of Director for a North American Futures, Options and Swaps Securities Exchange. Ms. Clark is a member of the TMX Advisory Council (X TSE); member of the Canadian RegTech Association (CRTA) Strategic Advisory Council; and Member of the Advisory Board for Pelangio Exploration Inc. Ms. Clark also advises, invests in, or capital raises for private and public companies.

Patrick Donnelly

VP, Corporate Comms. & Development
Trilogy Metals

Patrick Donnelly is Vice President, Corporate Communications & Development for Trilogy Metals and has a broad range of experience in mineral exploration, capital markets, corporate development and investor relations. He began his career as a project geologist 25 years ago exploring for precious and base metals and diamonds in western and northern Canada. Subsequently, Mr. Donnelly worked for a Canadian securities firm as a base metals mining analyst. Mr. Donnelly holds a B.Sc. in Geology (Honors) from the University of British Columbia and has an MBA from the University of Toronto.


Critical Resource – An ERM Group Company

Henry has worked in a range of resource-rich countries around the world and on a range of ESG topics, working with clients to understand and manage their climate change issues. Henry joined Critical Resource from africapractice where he spent 12 months working on stakeholder engagement and media relations at a large mining project in Guinea. Prior to gaining his MSc in in ‘Political Economy of Late Development’ at the London School of Economics, Henry spent time in Washington D.C. at the Stimson Centre, working on non-traditional security threats in the Indian Ocean region, including natural resource and water issues. He also worked at Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty in the insurance sector. Henry earned an MA in History and Politics at Edinburgh University. For five years Henry also authored a blog on China’s engagement with Africa. He has written extensively on the subject, and appeared on international radio and television programs to discuss on a number of these topics.

Matt Halliday

President, COO and VP Exploration
Canada Silver Cobalt Works
Matt Halliday, P.Geo, President, COO and VP Exploration of Canada Silver Cobalt Works, is a professional geologist who has more than 15 years of exploration experience in precious and base metals including with SGS GeoStat on projects around the world and more recently in the Cobalt Camp/Abitibi area with Kirkland Lake Gold and First Cobalt prior to joining CCW in 2019.

Meghan Harris-Ngae

Partner, ESG, Climate Change and EHS
Meghan Harris-Ngae is a Partner in EY’s Climate Change and ESG practice in Canada. Meghan has over 20 years of combined international experience in ESG, sustainability, international government relations and climate change. Meghan has expertise working in Europe and North America with multinational organizations to develop strategies for building long-term value for stakeholders and society. She spends her time working with Boards, Executive Leadership teams and operational leadership teams to strategically address climate change and other Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) matters that have a significant impact on access and retention of capital and long-term performance.

Ingrid Hibbard

CEO and Director
Pelangio Exploration Inc.

Ms. Hibbard is an international mining CEO with over 30 years of experience spanning all facets of the mineral resources industry from early-stage exploration to mine development and production. Independent director and board advisor on numerous corporate boards. Prior to her stewardship of public companies, Ms. Hibbard began her career in mining by practicing corporate and securities law with clients ranging from multi-national mining operators to mineral resource explorers and individual prospectors.

Notable achievements include negotiating the acquisition of the Detour gold mine property for Pelangio Larder Mines and participating in founding Detour Gold Corp., a Canadian gold mining company which attained a market capitalization in excess of $5 billion. Ms. Hibbard also negotiated the acquisition of a district size land package in Ghana, adjacent to the 70 million ounce Obuasi Mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti.

Edie Hofmeister

Corporate Counsel and Legislative Advisor on ESG
Edie Hofmeister is an attorney who has counseled large and small multi-national companies on legal and ESG matters for the most of her career. Between 2010 and 2019 Edie served as EVP Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of Tahoe Resources, a precious metals mining company with operations in the Americas. Edie now serves as the Vice Chair of the International Bar Association’s Business and Human Rights Committee, a group dedicated to promoting high ESG standards in multi-national corporations. As a public company director and consultant, Edie draws on her experience to help educate business about accessing capital and identifying, managing and mitigating corporate risk in a new era of environmental and social responsibility.

Michael Konnert

Founder, President & CEO
Vizsla Silver Corp.
Michael Konnert is the Founder, President and CEO of Vizsla Silver Corp. (part of Vizsla Resources). With over a decade in the natural resources industry, his track record of executing successful corporate strategies for mineral exploration companies is one of many demonstrated outcomes. Michael is often described as the “Mining Millennial”, representing the new and evolved generation of industry leaders. He embodies responsible exploration and development that positively impacts the community a company operates in. Michael works on creating value for his shareholders, setting new standards, and inspiring other industry players through his commitment to ethics, workplace safety, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and long-lasting relationships. His companies are built on high-quality, long-life projects which provide lasting economic opportunities and community benefits with environmental protection always top of mind. He founded Vizsla Silver Corp in October 2017 and acquired the Panuco Project in Sinaloa, Mexico, after it had been dormant for many years. He developed a district-scale exploration and drilling program after seeing significant high-grade silver and gold discovery potential at Panuco. He has raised over $100,000,000 for the Company. Michael was also the founder of Cobalt One Energy Corp, whose flagship Little Gem Project provided the highest-grade cobalt deposit in North America. After one year, he sold Cobalt One to Blackstone Minerals Ltd. (ASX: BSX) for the equivalent of $12 million in shares. Following the acquisition, he served on the Board of Directors for Blackstone Minerals. In addition to Vizsla Silver Corp, Michael is also a Managing Partner at Inventa Capital Corp, a private investment vehicle focused on developing mining assets worldwide. With Inventa Capital Corp, Michael built a first-rate portfolio of companies and raised over $200 million for its group. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship from Royal Roads University and a Diploma in Marketing Management Diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Dr. Nicola

Nicola supports Capital Project Delivery, primarily for the mining and energy sectors worldwide. She helps clients integrate ESG factors through the regulatory and permitting process to improve business resiliency. Nicola has worked across all phases of the mining lifecycle, leading teams in environmental, social impact assessments, community engagement, as well as biodiversity mitigation and offsetting plans. Nicola holds a MSc and PhD in natural resource management and fisheries biology. Nicola is passionate about building sustainable mining practices that provide benefits to local and Indigenous communities throughout the life of mine.

Brian McEwen

VP Exploration & Development
Golden Arrow
Mr. McEwen is a professional geologist with more than 30 years of exploration and production experience in open-pit and underground mining projects and operations. The extent of his experience is global in managing numerous projects in Canada, US, Europe, Asia, Africa and throughout Latin America. Mr. McEwen’s previous roles include more than a decade with MRDI (AMEC Peru) where he was responsible for project management, economic resource and reserve calculations for various precious and base metal companies worldwide, including BHP Billiton, CM Antamina, Teck, Hochschild and Phelps Dodge among others.


President & CEO
Labrador Gold Corp

A geologist with fourteen years international experience in the exploration industry. Dr. Moss was instrumental in the discovery of the Navachab gold deposit in Namibia which, after 12 years of operation, still contains reserves and resources of 3.7 million oz gold. He has conducted extensive research on hydrothermal ore deposits, culminating with a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Toronto in 2000. Prior to joining Nikos, Dr. Moss was Vice President, Exploration for Amerigo Resources Ltd.

Louise Pearce

Global Managing Partner, Mining
ERM: Environmental Resources Management
Louise Pearce, Managing Partner, Mining (Global) at ERM: Environmental Resources Management

Louise Pearce leads ERM’s global materials, metals and mining advisory team, which operates in every mining region around the world. Having spent the early years of her career testing and logging soil and rock core, Louise now has over 25 years of international experience in sustainability consulting. She concentrates on developing corporate strategy and risk management programs, with particular expertise in complex global due diligence and post-merger integrations.

Louise has a deep understanding of the global Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges and opportunities facing the sector. As a trusted advisor, she works collaboratively with major, mid-tier and junior mining companies to create and protect value by integrating the management of ESG risks into their strategic business and life-of-mine plans.

In 2016, Louise was recognized as one of the Top-100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining by the non-profit organization, Women in Mining. She has presented on building sustainable practices into mining, and chaired sessions with senior executives, investors and other key stakeholders in Toronto, London, New York, Cape Town, Melbourne, Lima and Santiago.


Founder, President, CEO & Director
Tectonic Metals Inc.
Tony Reda

Tony takes a vision and makes it a reality through hard work, tenacity, perseverance and sound strategy development. His passion, enthusiasm and drive are infectious, motivating and empowering the people around him. As Founder, President, CEO and Director of Tectonic Metals Inc., Tony is all in, working solely to create value for the company’s shareholders and stakeholders.

His loyalty and commitment to his work are undeniable, as demonstrated by the fact that he was the longest-serving employee of Kaminak Gold Corporation from inception in 2005 to the sale of the company, including the Coffee Gold Project, in 2016 to Goldcorp Inc. (now Newmont Goldcorp) for $520 million. Tony served as Vice President, Corporate Development for Kaminak executing the company’s strategic planning, financing, business development and marketing while overseeing the public relations and investor communications of the company. Tony was pivotal in orchestrating capital raises totaling over $165 million to primarily fund the acquisition and advancement of the Coffee Gold Project in the Yukon Territory from a grassroots discovery through to the completion of a bankable feasibility study. He was also involved in monetizing Kaminak’s other projects by forming strategic alliances, joint venture agreements and creating public and private companies resulting in over $35 million being spent by third parties directly on Kaminak’s projects.

During his tenure with Kaminak, the company was ranked 8th best performing mining company from a peer group of some 1,200 mining companies, was listed as a 2015 TSX Venture 50 Company and was one of four companies selected out of 1,971 companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange as Best IR by IR Magazine in 2015.

Tony personifies Tectonic’s belief that responsible mineral exploration and development can positively impact the communities in which the company lives and operates and its commitment to early and ongoing community engagement, best practices in environmental stewardship and the development of a strong safety culture.

Brett A. Richards

Director & CEO
Goldshore Resources Ltd.

Brett A. Richards, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Goldshore Resources Ltd.

With over 34 years of expertise in mining and metals, Brett Richards has a unique background in mining M&A, mine financing, mine development,and senior level operations experience. He brings publicly listed CEO experience in the mining sector, as well global operational experience–with a geographic focus in the last 15years in Africa.

In the past 35 years of his career in mining and metals, Brett has lived in Canada, United States, England, Chile, Brazil, Russia and in 4 African counties.

Brett has held leadership positions for both listed and private mining / natural resources companies. He has held positions for private equity shareholders in the past including: Chairman and CEO, Banro Corporation Ltd., CEO of Midnight Sun Mining, Chairmanand CEO, African Thunder Platinum; CEO Renew Resources; and CEO, BSG Resources and CEO Octéa Limited. With respect to publicly listed companies, Brett was formerly the transition CEO of Roxgold (TSX:ROG) through a successful shareholder proxy battle; was CEO of Avocet Mining plc (LSE & AIM), and was part of the five (5) person start-up of Katanga Mining Limited (TSX:KAT). Brett’s other publicly listed experience was in senior executive positions with Kinross Gold (TSX:K) and Co-Steel Inc. (TSX:CEI).

Brett has significant public Board and Board Committee experience both in Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, Frankfurt and Johannesburg. Brett is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in London; a member of Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technologists and (O.A.C.E.T.T. -Mechanical Engineering); a member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (P.D.A.C), and has been published in the field of strategic mine management.


Chairman & CEO
Canada Nickel Company
Mark Selby is a founding shareholder of Canada Nickel Company and has served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer, since its inception in September 2019. Canada Nickel is focused on delivering the next generation of nickel supply through large-scale, low-cost, net zero production that adheres to the highest standards of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Canada Nickel is expected to play a pivotal role in helping European and North American nickel consumers achieve their global decarbonization objectives by rapidly advancing its large tonnage Crawford nickel-sulphide discovery in Timmins, Canada, to deliver NetZero NickelTM, NetZero CobaltTM and NetZero IronTM. In 2001, Mr. Selby joined Inco Limited where he held senior management roles and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on the nickel market. During the last decade, Mr. Selby led RNC Minerals and the development of the construction-ready Dumont nickel project. Over the course of his career, he has held executive management and board positions with a number of senior and junior mining companies.

Kate Sellers

Technical Fellow
Kate leads multidisciplinary problem-solving teams that help ERM clients to meet their business goals through effective product stewardship and sustainability. She works with clients to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems. Kate’s strategic work with clients also reflects her scholarly pursuits. She is teaching the course “Product Stewardship and Chemical Sustainability” at Harvard University and is also an adjunct professor in the Master of Science in Product Stewardship program at Indiana University, where she teaches a course in regulatory affairs. She was a founding board member of the Product Stewardship Society and served as President from 2017 – 2019.


President and Director
Aurania Resources Ltd.

Dr. Richard Spencer, appointed to Aurania’s Board of Directors in 2017, is a PhD Geologist with 33 years of experience in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela. While in Ecuador, he led Gencor Ltd.’s exploration team that made the grassroots discovery of the San Carlos, Mirador and Panantza porphyries that contain an estimated 24 billion pounds of copper and 3 million ounces of gold. Dr. Spencer also worked at IAMGOLD Corp. where his team discovered the Quimsacocha – Loma Larga deposit in Ecuador, containing resources of 3.3 million ounces of gold and 23 million ounces of silver. He later joined Crystallex International Corp. as VP-Exploration, working on the Las Cristinas gold deposit in Venezuela, where his team increased the gold reserves by 65% from 10.2 million to 16.8 million ounces.

He holds a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Geology and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is a Professional Geologist (P.Geo) registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and a Chartered Geologist in the United Kingdom.


QC Copper & Gold

Stephen is the CEO of QC Copper & Gold and Orefinders Resources, both TSX Venture listed companies, while also being a Chairman of Mistango River Resources and Baselode Energy. He is also the founder of the Ore Group of Companies a private organization focused on natural resource discovery and development.

Stephen is the Chairman of the Young Mining Professionals Global Group and Founder of its Scholarship Fund, the largest mining-focused charitable organization that supports mining engineering and geology education in Canada.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Master of Science from the University of Florida.

Kevin Weston

CEO and Director
Whitehorse Gold Corp.
Mr. Weston previously occupied the position of President for Jourdan Resources, Inc., Chief Operating Officer for Maudore Minerals Ltd., Vice President-Operations at Jaguar Mining, Inc., Chief Operating Officer of Mako Mining Corp., Vice President-Canadian Operations at Capstone Mining Corp., President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Beaufield Resources, Inc., Chief Operating Officer & General Manager at Breakwater Resources Ltd., Chief Operating Officer at Farallon Mining Ltd., Chief Operating Officer & Director at St. Eugene Mining Corp. Ltd. and Chief Operating Officer for JDS Silver, Inc. He received an undergraduate degree from McGill University.


QC Copper & Gold

Stephen is the CEO of QC Copper & Gold and Orefinders Resources, both TSX Venture listed companies, while also being a Chairman of Mistango River Resources and Baselode Energy. He is also the founder of the Ore Group of Companies a private organization focused on natural resource discovery and development.

Stephen is the Chairman of the Young Mining Professionals Global Group and Founder of its Scholarship Fund, the largest mining-focused charitable organization that supports mining engineering and geology education in Canada.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Master of Science from the University of Florida.


Executive Chairman
Clean Air Metals Inc.

Mr. Gallagher is a Professional Mining Engineer with over 35 years of experience in mine operations, projects and executive management. He was most recently CEO of North American Palladium where he lead an operational turn-around which culminated in the sale of the company to Impala Platinum of South Africa late in 2019. Previously Mr Gallagher was Global Director of Mining for Hatch leading a large mine design and EPCM team on numerous projects around the world. He also spent over 20 years with Falconbridge in a number of engineering, project and operational management roles. Mr Gallagher has been a board member of Harte Gold, Continental Gold and the Ontario Mining association.


President, COO and VP Exploration
Canada Silver Cobalt Works

Matt Halliday, P.Geo, President, COO and VP Exploration of Canada Silver Cobalt Works, is a professional geologist who has more than 15 years of exploration experience in precious and base metals including with SGS GeoStat on projects around the world and more recently in the Cobalt Camp/Abitibi area with Kirkland Lake Gold and First Cobalt prior to joining CCW in 2019.


President and CEO
Nickel Creek Platinum

Stuart Harshaw is a seasoned mining executive with a successful international career with Vale SA and Inco Limited.  Most recently, as Vice President of Ontario Operations for Vale, Mr. Harshaw was responsible for the base metal operations of Vale in Ontario, which includes six underground mines, mill, smelter, nickel refinery, cobalt refinery, precious metal refinery and hydro-electric production facilities.  Previously, he held various senior roles with Vale including the marketing and sales of a broad range of metal concentrates and finished metals worldwide. Since leaving Vale, he has been consulting in the global mining business and is a member of the Board of Directors of several mining companies, as well as Laurentian University of Sudbury, Canada. Mr. Harshaw earned a BSc. in Metallurgical Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from Laurentian University.


Giga Metals

Mr. Jarvis has more than 30 years’ experience in exploration and development of mineral resources. After a career in financing exploration projects as a stockbroker, Mr. Jarvis moved to the corporate side of the business in 1996. He joined the Board of Ultra Petroleum, which at the time was a small oil and gas exploration and development company with a large, unconventional gas deposit. As Director responsible for Corporate Finance, he raised the equity capital necessary to prove the concept and to establish enough production to finance further growth with debt. Mr. Jarvis became CEO of Giga Metals Corporation’s predecessor company in January 2004. During his tenure, the company has drilled off a giant nickel/cobalt deposit, worked out a reliable metallurgical circuit, and published a Preliminary Economic Assessment.

Jean-Marc Lacoste

Monarch Mining
Jean-Marc Lacoste, CEO, Monarch Mining

Jean-Marc Lacoste earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from McGill University in Montreal. In 1993 Mr. Lacoste started a career in finance at the Montreal Stock Exchange where he worked for National Bank Financial and, subsequently, Merrill Lynch Canada. In 2000 he left Montreal for Toronto to join Northland Power, a wind power energy corporation, as Vice President of Acquisitions.

He returned to Montreal in 2002 where he joined the boards of a few public and private companies. From 2004 to 2010, he took a major role in Golden Goose Resources Inc. where he became President and CEO and COB. As CEO of Monarch Gold he successfully turned a 2M market cap company into a 200M transaction with Yamana in less than 8yrs. Mr. Lacoste has great leadership skills and will be a tremendous asset for Monarch Mining Corporation.

Felix Lee

President & CEO, Willeson Metals Corp
Immediate Past President, PDAC

Felix Lee is an economic geologist with over 30 years in the mineral exploration industry and is the President and CEO of Willeson Metals Corp., a junior explorer with gold properties in the Lynn Lake area of northern Manitoba. Most recently he was also the President of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and served on the on the association’s Board of Directors for 14 years as well as its Executive, Governance & Nominating, Human Resources Development, Membership, and Awards committees. Prior to joining Willeson Metals, Felix was a Director and Principal Consultant with CSA Global Canada from 2016-2020 and President and owner of the Toronto-based mining and geological consultancy, A.C.A. Howe International Limited from 2003-2016.

Felix is a registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) in the province of Ontario. He received his B.Sc. in Geology from McMaster University in 1986 and earned the Kellogg-Schulich MBA in 2005.


Sr. Project Manager & Business Development

Mr. Magnan was former Technical Manager of Nemaska Lithium Inc. from the early development stage of 2012 to the construction stage of the 1.2B$ project until the beginning of 2020. Prior to that, he held several positions within the industry such as R&D Advisor, R&D Project Manager, Consultant and Quality control metallurgist. He also acted as a promoter and Project Manager for Phostech Lithium Inc. at the early stage. Phostech Lithium now became today the Johnson Matthey Battery Material Lithium Ferrous Phosphate (LFP) plant in Québec, Canada. Mr. Magnan is the owner of many patents in the lithium rechargeable batteries field. He holds a master’s Degree in Materials Engineering from Laval University (2000). Until now, he has participated in the development and marketing of several new technologies during his career. He is co-author of patents from the University of Montreal, Hydro-Québec and the CNRS on lithium iron phosphate Cathode Active Material (CAM). These patents have been sublicensed worldwide by LiFePO4 + C Licensing AG in 2011. LiFePO4+C Licensing represents the patent owners for this technology: Hydro-Québec (Montréal); Université de Montréal; and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris). After he left Nemaska Lithium, he immediately joined NORAM in March of 2020 to pursue the optimization of the NorScand membrane electrolysis technology and commercialization to other applications related to the circular economy of the lithium-ion battery supply chain.


President and CEO
Doré Copper Mining
Ernest Mast, President and CEO, Doré Copper Mining

Ernest Mast is the President and CEO of Doré Copper Mining Corp. He joined the company as a founder in June 2017. He has 30 years of experience in various technical and executive roles in the mining industry, across a wide range of commodities, geographies and development stages.

Mr. Mast is a Board member of Scottie Resources Corp. (a public company with a past producing gold mine in the Golden Triangle of British Colombia) and Libero Copper & Gold (a public company with copper porphyry deposits in the Americas). He has served as the President and CEO at Primero Mining Corp, Vice President Corporate Development at Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, Vice President Operations at New Gold Inc, and President and CEO at Minera Panama S.A., a subsidiary of Inmet Mining, developing the $6B Cobre Panama project. He started his career at Noranda and subsequent companies (Falconbridge and Xstrata). He was the President and GM of Falconbridge Dominicana, an integrated 28,000 tpy nickel producer in the Dominican Republic.

Mr. Mast is a member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and has a Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree in metallurgical engineering from McGill University. Mr. Mast also received post-secondary business training at Henley College in the UK and at the Universidad Catolica in Chile.


President and CEO
Labrador Gold Corp

A geologist with fourteen years international experience in the exploration industry, Dr. Moss was instrumental in the discovery of the Navachab gold deposit in Namibia which, after 12 years of operation, still contains reserves and resources of 3.7 million oz gold. He has conducted extensive research on hydrothermal ore deposits, culminating with a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Toronto in 2000. Prior to joining Nikos, Dr. Moss was Vice President, Exploration for Amerigo Resources Ltd.


VP, Exploration
Alamos Gold Inc.

Scott Parsons is Vice President, Exploration at Alamos Gold Inc. Scott has more than 15 years of experience in progressively senior exploration roles. Prior to joining Alamos, he was Manager of Regional Exploration and Geoscience at TMAC Resources where he was responsible for resource expansion and regional exploration of the Hope Bay Project in Nunavut. Previously, Mr. Parsons served as Vice President, Corporate Development at Northern Superior Resources Inc., and as Exploration Geologist and later Project Geologist, Resource Development & Long-Range Planning at BHP Billiton.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University. Mr. Parsons is a registered Professional Geoscientist in Ontario and Manitoba, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Hon. Blaine Pedersen

Minister of Agriculture & Resource Development
Government of Manitoba

Blaine Pedersen was first elected as MLA for Midland Constituency in 2007 and re-elected in 2011, 2016 and 2019. Blaine served as Minister of Infrastructure from 2016 until August 2017 when he was designated Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade. In October of 2019, he was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development. Prior to being elected, Blaine and his wife Dianne operated a successful cattle and grain operation in the Elm Creek area for over 30 years. Blaine and Dianne have three married children and six grandchildren. Blaine has always been an active community volunteer, an avid outdoorsman, and passionate advocate for rural Manitoba.


President & CEO
Murchison Minerals

Jean-Charles Potvin, President & CEO, Murchison Minerals

Jean-Charles (JC) Potvin, a co-founder of the Company, was President and CEO of Murchison from inception to November 2015 and resumed that role in December 2018 and has been a director since 2007. JC was President and CEO of Pangea Goldfields Inc., which had extensive holdings in Tanzania, until its acquisition in July 2000 by Barrick Gold Corporation for $204 million. Until 1994, he was a Director and Vice-President of Burns Fry (subsequently BMO Nesbitt Burns and currently BMO Capital Markets) and responsible for evaluating world-wide mining investment opportunities as a top-ranked Equity Research Gold Analyst. JC served as the Chairman of Vaaldiam Mining Inc. from 1992 to 2012 (formerly Tiomin Resources). He is currently the President and CEO of Golden Sun Resources which owns the Bellavista gold mine in Central America and is a director and Audit Committee member of Azimut Exploration Inc. and Gold Reserve Inc. both public exploration and development companies.


President, CEO & Director
Exiro Minerals Corp

Ms. Ramnath is a Professional Geoscientist and award-winning Entrepreneur with over 20 years of global industry experience. Ms. Shastri Ramnath is the President and CEO of Exiro Minerals Corp, a private mineral exploration company that she co-founded and is a significant shareholder. In 2012 she co-founded and currently co-owns Orix Geoscience Inc., a geological consulting firm. She has worked in various technical and leadership roles including, FNX Mining where she was a key member of the exploration and resource team that discovered the Victoria and Morrison Deposits and subsequently with Bridgeport Ventures, a publicly listed company, where she was the President and CEO.

Her private directorship roles include companies she’s co-founded: Willeson Metals Corp (Chair), Exiro Minerals Corp (director), Qualitica Consulting (director/co-owner) and Orix Geoscience (Chair/Co-owner). Her current publicly traded directorships include Jaguar Mining (JAG:TSX), 1911 Gold Corp (TSX-v:AUMB) and Meteoric Resources (ASX: MEI). Ms. Ramnath is also the Chair of the Minister’s Liaison Committee (MLCME) in Manitoba, an advisor to the Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University and founding director of Central Canadian Mineral Exploration Convention (CCMEC) in Manitoba.

Ms. Ramnath received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from the University of Manitoba, a M.Sc. in Exploration Geology from Rhodes University (South Africa), and an Executive MBA from Athabasca University

Randal Sarrazin

Manager, Equipment and Operations N. America

Randal Sarrazin has extensive sulphuric acid and sulphur dioxide plant process and operating experience. He spent 18 years as a lead operator and 10 years as Plant Manger and Chief Power Engineer at a Sulphuric Acid and Sulphur Dioxide production plant in northern B.C., Canada. During this time, he was the Project Manager for the implementation of a CAD 15M plant equipment upgrade projects and managed an annual operating and maintenance budget of CAD 5M. He spent 8 years managing the technical specifications and maintenance for a fleet of 5,220 chemical tank cars during which time he was responsible for the chemical Emergency Response coordination and was certified as a Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Tank Car Specialist.

He joined NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd. in February 2020 as the Technical Sales and Operations Manager in the Sulphuric Acid Group, responsible for the sale and marketing of NORAM’s equipment and services including providing field services and inspections for operating plants.

He holds a Canadian Interprovincial 2nd Class Power Engineering Certificate, has a Project Management Professional designation (PMP) and is a NACE Level One Lining and Coating Inspector.


Trillium Gold Mines

Russell Starr is an entrepreneur and financial professional with 25 years of corporate finance, M&A, investment and business development experience. Mr. Starr held senior positions and advisory roles with such financial institutions as RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital and Orion Securities during which he helped raise over a billion dollars for junior and mid-tier companies. He is a co-founder and part owner of Echelon Wealth Partners, a large Canadian investment dealer. He has held senior executive positions at Auryn Resources and at Cayden Resources where he was a member of the board and integral in the marketing, financing, development and ultimate sale of Cayden to Agnico Eagle for over $200 million.


QC Copper & Gold

Stephen is the CEO of QC Copper & Gold and Orefinders Resources, both TSX Venture listed companies, while also being a Chairman of Mistango River Resources and Baselode Energy. He is also the founder of the Ore Group of Companies a private organization focused on natural resource discovery and development.

Stephen is the Chairman of the Young Mining Professionals Global Group and Founder of its Scholarship Fund, the largest mining-focused charitable organization that supports mining engineering and geology education in Canada.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Master of Science from the University of Florida.



Over 25 years building and leading three mining finance teams at boutique and global banks as well as a seasoned independent director of listed mining companies. This extensive experience has inspired me to discover software solutions, through the launch of Digbee, to improve the outcome and perception of mining projects through access to right-sized ESG disclosure and cost-effective, plain language and objective technical analysis.

A passionate supporter of the mining industry to bring solutions to the world’s transition to a sustainable future, through best practice management in both the boardroom and on the ground. This aligns with a parallel desire to change the hearts and minds of society to value the benefits of the industry.

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Past Speakers

Ross Beaty

Pan American Silver

Sean Boyd

Vice-Chairman and CEO
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Paul Brink

President and CEO
Franco-Nevada Corp.

Mark Bristow

President and CEO

Robert Friedland

Executive co-Chairman and Founder
Ivanhoe Mines

David Harquail

Franco-Nevada Corp.

Clive Johnson

President, CEO and Director
B2Gold Corp.

Pierre Lassonde

Franco-Nevada Corp.

Donald R. Lindsay

President and CEO
Teck Resources Limited

Lukas Lundin

Lundin Group of Companies

Peter Marrone

Executive Chairman
Yamana Gold

Eira Thomas

President and CEO
Lucara Diamond Corp

David Elliot

Vice-President and Director
Haywood Securities

David Rosenberg

President, Chief Economist and Strategist
Rosenberg Research & Associates Inc.

Joe Foster

Portfolio Manager and Gold Strategist

John Hathaway

Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Sprott Asset Management

Q2 Global Mining Symposium

May 19-20, 2021

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