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James K. B. Hesketh
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hesketh became President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2009. Mr. Hesketh has a diverse career in the mining industry, with over 30 years in positions covering mining finance, corporate business development, mine operations, mine engineering, manufacturing and consulting with companies including NM Rothschild & Sons (Denver) Inc., Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, Pincock, Allen & Holt, Inc., and Dresser Industries. Prior to Mr. Hesketh's current role, he was President and CEO of Canyon Resources Corporation ("Canyon") and served as a Director of the Company.
David H. Watkins
Mr. Watkins was appointed Executive Chairman in January 2009 and became Chairman on July 1, 2010. Mr. Watkins has over 40 years experience in exploration, development, and mining operations. During the early part of his career, he served as exploration geologist for Newmont and Noranda. He later joined Falconbridge Copper Ltd. as an Exploration Geologist and rose to Chief Geologist responsible for exploration in Quebec and mine operations at Lake Dufault and Opemiska. Mr. Watkins was appointed Vice President, Exploration in 1986 and later became President of Minnova Inc., the successor company to Falconbridge Copper. Mr. Watkins served as President of Cyprus Exploration and Development Corporation and Senior Vice President, Exploration for Cyprus Amax Minerals Company for six years prior to joining the Company in 1999. Mr. Watkins served as President and CEO of the Company from 1999 to 2008.
Glen D. Dickson
Mr. Dickson has been a Director of the Company since December 2002. Mr. Dickson obtained his B.Sc. (Advanced) degree in Geology in 1974 and has been involved in mineral exploration continuously since then with a variety of Canadian major and junior exploration companies. Mr. Dickson served as Senior Geologist with Asamera Minerals Inc. from 1987 to 1992, and later served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cumberland Resources Ltd. from 1993 through 2002. Mr. Dickson is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Gold-Ore Resources Ltd.
Ronald D. Parker
Mr. Parker was appointed a director of the Company on March 18, 2008. Mr. Parker was a former Director of Canyon and joined the Board through the Canyon Merger. Mr. Parker currently serves as President and CEO of Gammill Inc., a manufacturing company. From 1998 to 2002, he served as President and CEO of Apollo Gold Inc. Mr. Parker has held several positions with Homestake Mining Company and its subsidiaries including Vice President of Homestake Mining Company, President of Homestake Canada, Inc., President of Prime Resources Group, Inc. and General Manager of the McLaughlin Mine.
David K. Fagin
Mr. Fagin was appointed a Director of the Company on March 18, 2008. Mr. Fagin was a former Director of Canyon. From 1992 to 1996, he served as Chairman and CEO of Golden Star Resources Ltd. and then as non-executive Chairman for an additional two years. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman and CEO of Western Exploration and Development Ltd., and later as consultant and Corporate Director. Mr. Fagin has served as President and Director of Homestake Mining Company, Rosario Resources Corporation, and as Vice President of AMAX Inc. Mr Fagin also served for over 20 years on the boards of the T. Rowe Price mutual funds, at one time consisting of over 100 Price boards. He is currently Director of Pacific Rim Mining Ltd. and Golden Star Resources Ltd., both publicly held mining companies.
Christopher E. Herald
Mr. Herald joined the Board in August 2009. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has been President & CEO and a Director of Solitario Exploration and Royalty Corporation since 1992. Mr. Herald also serves as Chairman of the Denver Gold Group, a non-profit mining industry association recognized as the preeminent association supporting North American, European and Asian gold precious metal forums for institutional investors. He was instrumental in discovering the 1.5 million ounce high-grade Buckhorn Mountain Gold deposit for Crown Resources and its subsequent sale to Kinross Gold for approximately $240 million in 2006. Mr. Herald was also responsible for the initial exploration successes of the 1.5 million ounce Kettle River open pit and underground deposits. During his career, he has held various positions in Anaconda Minerals, Echo Bay Mines and Crown Resources.
Paul H. Zink
Mr. Zink joined the Company's board in April, 2011. He has been President of Eurasian Capital, the royalty and merchant banking division of Eurasian Minerals Inc., since July, 2010. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial and extractive industries. He began his career in the metals and mining industry with a 17-year tenure at J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc., where he performed merger and acquisition analysis, banking and project finance advisory work for European mining companies, and sell-side equity research on U.S. mining stocks. His extractive industry experience includes managing Pegasus Gold, Inc.'s acquisition efforts and serving as Chief Financial Officer for Koch Mineral Services, a unit of Koch Industries Inc. From 2008-2010, Mr. Zink served as President and Director of International Royalty Corporation ("IRC") and was a key member of the senior management team that negotiated IRC's successful sale to Royal Gold, Inc. in February, 2010.