Our Management brings deep experience across the mine operations and resources development industries. Come meet the team ...
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 US$500 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.
Mr. Tessier has over thirty 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.
Stewart Carmichael graduated from McMaster University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology. He possesses 27 years of exploration experience, primarily in gold in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, with extensive related work in the Kirkland Lake area.
He joined Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. in April, 2002 as Chief Exploration Geologist. In 2006 he was the co-winner of the 2006 Ontario Prospectors Award in recognition of the discovery of the South Mine Complex at the Macassa Mine in Kirkland Lake.
He is a past Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and a current member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. Mr. Carmichael is a “qualified person” for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, of the Canadian Securities Administrators, with regard to exploration.
John S. Thomson, a Chartered Accountant from Scotland who has also studied at INSEAD, has worked internationally in a variety of senior roles for companies including PepsiCo. Most recently, Mr. Thomson has built up a successful consulting business providing advice to institutional shareholders and management teams in the media, minerals and technology sectors. He is a non-Executive Director of Parragon Publishing Ltd., a successful international publisher with operations in Europe, India, the UK and USA.
Ray Belecque started working at the Macassa mine in 1970. He started as a miner and subsequently went into milling as an operator and was promoted to General Mill Foreman with Lac Minerals. Again promoted to Mill Superintendent and then to Operations Superintendent with Kinross. Subsequently Ray transferred from Kinross to Foxpoint Resources and to the present Kirkland Lake Gold in January, 2001 as General Manager.
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