Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
KGI is an operating and exploration gold Company in Kirkland Lake, Ontario which is located in the Lower Abitibi Greenstone belt in northeastern Ontario.
Brian A. Hinchcliffe, President
Mr. Hinchcliffe has decades of experience in the development of mining projects and mine finance. Brian spent the first ten years of his career working at the J. Aron trading arm of Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for the mining industry sector, working in both New York and London. Following this, Mr. Hinchcliffe was the founder of American Pacific Mining with Harry Dobson, and then Jordex Resources. Jordex acquired the previously explored Loma de Hierro nickel laterite deposit in Venezuela, which is located, with excellent infrastructure, 65 kilometers southwest of Caracas. Jordex re-verified the reserves and the overall commercial viability of the project, and sold 85% of the deposit to Anglo American Corporation for $65 million with Anglo assuming the responsibility for project financing, development and management. The Loma de Hierro mine was built at a cost of US500 million and commenced commercial production as a low cost, long-term producer early in 2001.
Mr. Hinchcliffe received a BA from the State University of New York, and attended graduate school at the Hagan Business School at Iona College.
Mark Tessier, Vice President, Operations
Mr. Tessier has over twenty five years of experience in underground mining in various ascending positions, including seven years overseeing the initial underground mine expansion project and subsequent underground mine operations at Goldcorp's Red Lake Mine between 1999 and 2006. That operation produced over 600,000 ounces in 2005, and over 2,800,000 ounces from 2000 to 2005.
In Ontario, Mr. Tessier has also worked in operations, engineering, or management at the Denison Mine in Elliot Lake, the Dome Mine in Timmins, the Golden Giant Mine at Hemlo, and for JS Redpath Limited out of North Bay. Mark earned a B. Sc. in Mining Engineering with honors from Queen's University, and is also a graduate of the Mining Technologist Program at the Haileybury School of Mines
John Thomson, Executive Vice President & Interim CFO
Ray Belecque, General Manager
Steve M. Gray, Chief Production Geologist
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
D. Harry W. Dobson, Chairman
A mining industry veteran, Harry Dobson was the Chairman and the co-founder of American Pacific Mining, along with Brian Hinchcliffe. American Pacific Mining purchased for $15 million and successfully re-opened the El Mochito zinc and silver mine in Honduras. The El Mochito mine was re-opened and due to cost re-structuring, operating costs were reduced so that the mine operated in the lowest third of the industry. American Pacific Mining sold for more than $100 million within three years of having been founded.
He has served as a director and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kirkland lake Gold since October 11, 2001. In addition to his activities with the Corporation Mr. Dobson engages in various merchant banking and venture capital activities in North America and Europe. Mr. Dobson was formerly Deputy Chairman of Lytton Minerals Limited (publicly traded diamond exploration company) and Glenmore Highlands (publicly traded mineral exploration company).
Brian A. Hinchcliffe, Director and President
S. Paul Kostuik, Director
Brian E. Bayley, Director
George A. Milton, Director
Trevor M. Gabriel, Director