Board of Directors
Jack Lundin is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bluestone Resources Inc., a Canadian mining company that owns the Cerro Blanco gold project in Guatemala. Prior to joining Bluestone Resources, Jack was involved in the successful construction of Lundin Gold Inc.’s Fruta del Norte Gold Mine in southern Ecuador where he served as the Project Superintendent from 2016 to 2019. Jack began his career in the sector working prospecting jobs on various early-stage projects in Canada, Russia, Ireland and Portugal. After graduating, he worked as a commercial analyst for Lundin Norway AS., a subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum AB. Jack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Chapman University and a Master of Engineering degree in Mineral Resource Engineering from the University of Arizona. He currently sits on the Board of several publicly traded companies and is Chairman of Lundin Gold.
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Ms. Daniele is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of CD Capital Management Group Ltd., the fund manager of a number of private equity and mining funds, since 2006. She has over 25 years of natural resources investment experience, 10 years of which were spent with Newmont Mining/Normandy Mining where she was involved in the acquisition of various companies including LaSource SAS (a joint venture between BRGM and Normandy Mining). As Senior Executive (Corporate Advisory) at Newmont Ms. Daniele was part of team on the structuring of cross-border mergers and acquisitions including the US$24 billion three-way merger between Franco-Nevada, Newmont and Normandy Mining to create the largest gold company in the world. Post-merger, she was involved in the divestment of various non-core mining assets around the world for the merchant banking arm of Newmont. Ms. Daniele started off her career at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu where she spent eight years in various corporate finance roles including international taxation, audit, accounting and reconstructions. Prior to the founding of CD Capital UK Ltd., she spent a year and a half as an investment advisor to a London based special situations fund on sourcing and negotiating natural resource private equity investments. Ms. Daniele holds a Master of Laws (Corporate & Commercial) and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Dr. Davidson has 25 years of experience as an internal and external advisor to companies and other organizations regarding sustainability, ESG and responsible supply chains. Most recently, Dr. Davidson was the Head of Mining and Metals for the World Economic Forum from 2014 to 2017, where she led global and regional engagement and multi-stakeholder initiatives to advance responsible and sustainable mining. From 2008 to 2014, she was Director of Social Responsibility at Teck Resources Limited and prior held roles related to community development, environment and natural resources as a consultant and in government. Dr. Davidson has an Honours Master of Arts in Geography from the University of Glasgow, a PhD in Development Economics and Geography from the University of Liverpool and is an alumna of the Governor General of Canada's Leadership Conference. Dr. Davidson is the chair of International Women in Mining. Dr. Davidson's principal occupation is as a consultant.
Mr. Gibbs currently serves as CFO of Josemaria Resources Inc., which owns a copper-gold project in Argentina. Previously, he was CFO of Africa Oil Corp., an oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia and Tanganyika Oil where he played a pivotal role in the $2 billion disposition to Sinopec International Petroleum. Prior to Tanganyika Oil, Mr. Gibbs was CFO of Valkyries Petroleum, which was the subject of a $750 million takeover. He is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant and a graduate of the University of Calgary where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Ms. Gosselin is an experienced corporate board member with 30 years of combined experience in mining operations and capital market. Her involvement in the financial market range from asset management to sell side analyst. She recently held positions as Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Goodman Investment Counsel and Senior Mining Analyst at Sun Valley Gold LLP, along with various analyst positions earlier in her career. Ms. Gosselin has also held various mine-site management positions in Canada, Peru and Nicaragua, giving her firsthand experience in underground and open pit mine development and production in diverse cultural and social environments. Ms. Gosselin has a Masters of Business Administration from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering) from Laval University and has completed the Institute of Corporate Director program. She currently serves on the boards of a variety of TSX-listed companies in the natural resource sectors.
Mr. Heppenstall is the Lead Director of the Board of Directors, a position he has held since 2015. He is a corporate director with over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas and resource sectors. From 2002 to 2015, Mr. Heppenstall served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lundin Petroleum AB (now Lundin Energy AB), an oil and gas exploration and production company with core assets in Norway. Early in his career, Mr. Heppenstall worked in the banking sector where he was involved in project financing of oil and resource sector businesses. In 1998 he was appointed Finance Director of Lundin Oil AB. Following the acquisition of Lundin Oil by Talisman Energy in 2001, Lundin Petroleum was formed and Mr. Heppenstall was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002 until his retirement in 2015. He holds a degree in Mathematics from Durham University.
Mr. Jones currently serves as the COO (Papua New Guinea) with Newcrest Mining Limited. Since joining Newcrest in December 2008, he has held various senior management and executive roles, including General Manager Projects, General Manager Cadia Valley Operations, Executive General Manager Projects and Asset Management, Executive General Manager Australian and Indonesian Operations, Executive General Manager Australian Operations and Projects and Executive General Manager Cadia and Morobe Mining Joint Venture and Executive General Manager of the Wafi-Golpu Project. Prior to joining Newcrest, Mr. Jones worked for Rio Tinto. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Mr. Thiele is a corporate director with over 40 years of operational and corporate project and mining experience. From 2017 to 2022, Mr. Thiele served in a range of roles including General Manager - Technical Services and Business Improvement at Newcrest Mining Limited. Prior to joining Newcrest in 2017, he served for five years as Operations Manager - Mining at Calibre Global, a provider of engineering services to the resource sector in Australia. Prior to that, Mr. Thiele worked in General Manager and Executive General Manager roles across Barrick Gold Corporation and Placer Dome. Mr. Thiele holds a Bachelor of Technology - Mechanical Engineering.