President, CEO and Director
Mr. Wyeth is President, Chief Executive Officer (since December 2020) and Director of the Company (since June 2021). Prior to this, Mr. Wyeth was Operations Director (2017-2020) 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 (1988-2009), 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 (2011-2019), 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.
Orin Baranowsky CPA, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Baranowsky brings more than 20 years of finance and capital markets experience to Treasury. Most recently he was the Chief Financial Officer for Blue Thunder Mining Inc. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Stornoway Diamond Corporation, where he was instrumental in helping raise more than $1 billion for the construction of the Renard Diamond Mine in northern Québec. Mr. Baranowsky holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Rachel Pineault, CHRE
Vice-President, Human Resources & Sustainability
Ms. Pineault brings more than 25 years of progressive senior management experience to Treasury Metals. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Human Resources at Battle North Gold. Previously, she was Director of Human Resources - Canadian Operations, for Kirkland Lake Gold, Vice President, Human Resources and Aboriginal Affairs at Detour Gold, and Head of Human Resources and Aboriginal Affairs for De Beers Canada - Victor Mine. Ms. Pineault holds a Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation.
Mr. Varley has over 40 years of experience in mine construction, operations management and engineering in Canada and the United States. He has held roles of General Manager, VP Operations and COO of operating mines and new mine development projects for Trafigura, Jervois Mining, TMAC Resources, Yukon Zinc and Morton Salt. He has also consulted with DSS, Vale, and private equity firms in conducting due diligence and HAZOP reviews of mining operations and projects to support investment and operating decisions. In addition, as Branch Chief for NIOSH, Mine Safety & Health Research, he led diverse technical teams in risk management, ventilation, ground control and fire prevention research assisting metal and coal mines in the United States. Mr. Varley began his career as an underground miner and advanced through supervisory and engineering roles to management in poly-metallic, copper, uranium, salt and coal mines. He holds a BSc in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Philippa Cox holds professional designations as a Chartered Professional Accountant (ON) and Chartered Accountant (SA) with nearly 20 years of experience primarily in the energy industry. Most recently, Philippa was the Divisional Controller at Anaergia Inc., where she planned, directed and coordinated all aspects of the accounting and reporting functions for the North America-East operations (including corporate, the research & development division and operational entities in Canada and the United States). In addition to her solid background in financial accounting, Philippa has strengths in budgeting, forecasting, IFRS application and reporting, corporate governance and auditing.
Director of Community Affairs and Sustainability
Stephanie LaBelle brings 8+ years of experience to Treasury Metals. As the Mineral Development Advisor at the Wabun Tribal Council, she supported five First Nations in bridging relationships with the mining industry and government. She also supported the negotiation of 8 Impact and Benefits Agreements and 40+ Exploration Agreements. Ms. LaBelle was among the negotiators of the historic Resource Revenue Sharing Agreement between the Ontario and Wabun. Most recently, Ms. LaBelle was the Community Relations Manager (Canada) at KL Gold. In that role, she supported negotiations and implementation of agreements with Indigenous communities, and developed social performance policies and processes. Ms. LaBelle holds a MA and is pursuing a Ph.D in Mining Engineering at Queen’s University, focusing on corporate responsibility, sustainability, and community affairs. Stephanie is the Chair of the Ontario Mining Association’s Indigenous Relations Committee.
Adam Larsen, P.Geo
Director of Exploration and Site Manager
Mr. Larsen is an experienced Geologist having worked at a variety of projects in Canada, including more than 10 years at the Goliath Gold Project either participating or leading Treasury’s mineral exploration programs to the prefeasibility stage of development. He has been part of the team since the earlier stages of exploration and is our team member with the longest service. During his time with the Company, he managed many drill programs of varying sizes, assisted in producing multiple mineral resource estimates, preliminary economic assessments, and the most recent prefeasibility study. He also supported projects for the Environmental Assessment resulting in a Federal Permit for Goliath and assisted in the Company’s acquisition of Goldlund. Mr. Larsen has underground experience at Goldcorp Inc.’s Musselwhite Mine and holds a degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan.