Mr. Whittle, a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of senior executive experience in the mining industry, has been responsible for strategic planning initiatives, operations and all aspects of corporate and financial management and administration. He is currently on the Boards of Viva Gold Corp., Kalo Gold Holdings Inc. and Karus Gold Corp., serving as Audit Committee Chair of each company. Previously, he was both Chief Financial Officer and Company Ethics Officer of Alexco Resource Corp. and Chief Financial Officer of Hillsborough Resources Limited. Mr. Whittle has served as a Director of a number of public companies over his career, primarily in the resource sector, with extensive experience on audit committees, compensation committees and special committees. He was previously on the Board of Alio Gold Inc., serving as a Director and Audit Committee Chair until the sale of the company in July 2020. He was also a Director of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. serving as Audit Committee Chair and Lead Outside Director. He served as Interim CEO of Mountain Province, leading the company through a chief executive transition and the refinancing of its senior debt facility, then resuming his role as an Independent Director. Mr. Whittle holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Whittle is a member of the Audit Committee.
President, CEO and Director
Mr. Wyeth is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company . Prior to this, Mr. Wyeth was Operations Director at Wood Canada Ltd. a large engineering company, where he led the Oakville office with a strong focus on both local and international projects. Mr. Wyeth started his career with De Beers, and worked on mines around the world in Canada, Russia, Brazil and South Africa. With De Beers, he moved to Canada to lead the development, construction, commissioning and ramp up of the Victor Diamond Mine in Northern Ontario. He took the Victor Project from pre-feasibility study to nameplate capacity. The Victor Project had a capital budget of $1 billion and under Mr. Wyeth’s leadership, it was completed nine months ahead of schedule and under budget. Over his career, Mr. Wyeth has held various senior management positions, including with Excellon Resources and Anglo American. He previously served on the Boards of Vector Resources Inc., DRA Americas Inc., DRA Brazil and the Ontario Mining Association. He holds a BSc in Mining Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand.
Mr. Bourchier is a registered professional engineer with over 33 years of domestic and international experience in the mining industry. His breadth of experience includes both operational field management and executive corporate oversight leadership. His public company and inter-company Board governance experience is further complemented by his McMaster University accredited Chartered Director Certification. Mr. Bourchier is currently President, CEO and a director of Mandalay Resources Corporation. He was previously President, CEO and Director of Harte Gold Corp., Chief Operating Officer of Detour Gold and Chief Operating Officer at Nevsun Resources. Preceding this successful tenure, Mr. Bourchier was an Operational Executive at Wheaton Precious Metals (formerly Silver Wheaton). For the first 16 years of his career, he worked at Placer Dome (subsequently Barrick Gold) where he held positions of increasing responsibility including Mining Manager and General Manager at the Porgera open pit gold mine. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto. Mr. Bourchier has served on the Board of Treasury Metals since August 2020 (originally as a nominee of First Mining pursuant to the Investor Rights Agreement) and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Technical Committee, the latter established as per the Investor Rights Agreement.
Bill Fisher (P.Geo.)
Mr. Fisher is the Chairman of both Horizonte Mineral, which is contructing the $600 million Araguaia nickel mine in Brazil and GoldQuest Mining Corporation, which discovered the 3 million-ounce Romero gold/copper deposit in the Dominican Republic and is a Non-Executive Director of Churchill Resources Inc. and Great Republic Mining. He was CEO of GlobeStar Mining (sold for $186 million in 2010), which built the Cerro de Maimon copper-gold mine and Chair of Aurelian Resources Inc., which was acquired by Kinross in 2008 for $1.2 Billion after discovering the Fruta del Norte gold mine in Ecuador, now being operated by Lundin Mining. From 1997 to 2000, he served as VP Exploration for the base metals major, Boliden, managing 35 projects in 9 countries. When he was CEO of Karmin Exploration, the company discovered the Aripuana polymetallic deposits in Brazil, now being mined by Nexa. As a geologist, Mr. Fisher has extensive experience in Africa, Australia, Europe and Canada. As a Director of publicly-traded mining companies, he also has served on the Boards of North Atlantic Natural Resources (now Lundin Mining), Expatriate Resources, PC Gold Inc. London, RAME Energy, and Rockwell Diamonds. Mr. Fisher has been a member of the Treasury Metals Board of Directors since 2008.
Mr. McRae is a corporate director with a distinguished reputation in project and construction management in the mining industry for projects of all scales and complexities. His career spans more than 40 years and includes a track record of on time and on budget projects. Mr. McRae served as Project Manager on the highly successful De Beers Victor Project in Northern Canada, and he has held leadership roles with numerous other projects from concept, construction and into operation in Australia, Canada, USA, Spain, Chile and Portugal. Prior to retirement he served as Senior Vice-President Projects of Lundin Mining from 2012 to 2018 during which time he led the Eagle Mine in Michigan into production. Mr. McRae has served on the board of Southern Hemisphere Mining, Bluestone Resources and Filo Mining. He recently stepped down as a director of Lundin Gold where he chaired the Board Technical Committee for the last seven years. Mr. McRae is currently a director of Westhaven Gold and McEwen Copper. He is a member of the Compensation Committee and Chair of the Technical Committee established as per the First Mining Investor Rights Agreement.
Ms. Naudie has more than 25 years of capital markets experience with expertise as a Senior Portfolio Manager for North American and global natural resource portfolios. She has held senior roles at leading asset management firms including TD Asset Management, Marret Asset Management Inc. and CPP Investment Board. She was cited as a Brendan Wood TopGun Investment Mind (Platinum) for five consecutive years. Margot is an active and engaged independent Director on public and private Company Boards. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economics from McGill University, an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. Ms. Naudie is Chair of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Vereecke is a businessman and entrepreneur based in Paris, with a background in finance, oil and gas, mine royalties and renewable energy (post-mining). As an entrepreneur, he has been involved in the start-up of several businesses including co-founder and former Chief Financial Officer of BOP Energy, a physical oil trading and logistics company operating in Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Vereecke’s current investment advisory firm specializes in private client fund management focused on the extractive industry, mine royalties, precious metals and diamond markets. His finance background includes independent consultancy to the wealth management and private equity sectors, and earlier in his career, he was a sell side analyst and fund manager. He is member of the Board of Directors of Platinex Inc. Mr. Vereecke has served on the Treasury Metals Board of Directors since 2015 and is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Ms. Wood is currently VP, Investor Relations & Sustainability at Altius Minerals Corporation and Corporate Secretary of Altius Renewable Royalties Inc. She has led Investor Relations and Bondholder Communications activity for publicly traded companies for more than 20 years. Prior to Altius, she led investor relations (equity and debt) at Sherritt International and held the same role with Inmet Mining until its acquisition by First Quantum Minerals in 2013. Previously, Ms. Wood held investor relations roles with Harris Steel, Laramide Resources Ltd. and Aquiline Resources Inc. She is an Independent Director of AbraSilver Resource Corp. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Toronto. Ms. Wood has served on the Treasury Metals Board of Directors since 2014 and is Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.