Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors have been appointed to bring a breadth of diverse experience designed to adhere to the highest standards of governance.
A former COO of Barrick Gold Corporation from 2015-2018, Mr. Williams is a global executive with an established track-record of value creation, pioneering and transformational leadership within the Mining Industry and other demanding assignments. Amongst other notable achievements, this helped Barrick deliver an 80% improvement in the company’s operating profit over his three years, and the total overhaul of the Company’s relationship with the Tanzanian Government following a breakdown of relations between a Barrick subsidiary and that government.
Formerly, the CEO of an African and Central Asian focused exploration business, and Non-Executive Director of Gem Diamonds PLC, he was also the Commanding Officer of the British Special Forces Regiment – the SAS. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Trevali Mining Corporation, Chair of Trevali’s HSEC Committee and an advisor to mining companies facing complex operational, political or ESG challenges.
BSc Economics, University College London; MA Security Studies, Kings College London; MBA Cranfield University.
Appointed April 2020
President and Chief Executive Officer and Director
A former Executive General Manager of Barrick Gold’s Lumwana Copper Mine in Zambia, Mr Ash is an experienced American Mining Engineer and modernizing leader, with a proven track record of building and leading teams capable of optimizing and enhancing the operating efficiency, profitability and sustainability of mining operations in complex and challenging environments.
During his tenure at Lumwana Mr. Ash Delivered over $100M in sustainable free cash flow improvements, achieved 50% improvement in safety performance, executed a training and development program achieving 96% local workforce, and progressed expansion plans that doubled the value of mine.
BEng Mining Engineering from University of Missouri Rolla; MA in Strategic Leadership, London Business School.
Appointed May 2020
Lead Independent Director, Chair of the Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committees
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Ivanhoe Electric (TSX:IE) and formerly General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Nevada Copper Corporation (TSX:NCU), formerly Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Tahoe Resources, (acquired by Pan American Silver Corporation), Senior Deputy Attorney General for The Nevada Attorney General’s Office, and Deputy Attorney General for the California Attorney General’s Office. Ms Joseph is based in Nevada, and leads the Governance & Nominations Committee and Compensation Committee.
BA with Distinction, from University of California at Berkeley; JD from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Appointed Nov 2020
Independent Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation and Governance & Nominations Committees
Director of Aquilla Resources (TSX:AQA), former Director of Pershing Gold Corporation, CFO of Thomson Creek Metals, CFO of NewWest Gold Corporation and VP Finance of Franco-Nevada’s US Operations. Trained as an accountant and auditor with Arthur Anderson, and with years ensuring good financial governance and value creation within the USA Mining Sector, Ms Saxton in based in Denver and leads the Audit Committee, and a member of the Compensation Committee
B.Sc. Accounting from University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Appointed October 2020
Independent Director and Member of the Compensation, Governance & Nominations and Audit Committees
A former consultant for Hunter Dickinson, supporting the mining industry and now a Partner in Valuestone Advisors Limited and Manager of Valuestone Global Resources Fund, Mr Hall is an experienced mining investment manager with over 2 years of experience working with Bunker Hill. Mr Hall is also a member of the Compensation Committee.
BA in Asian Art History, University of British Columbia.
Appointed Mar 2018
Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee
Dr. Cruise is a professional geologist with over 27 years of international mining experience, in Europe, the Americas and Africa. A former polymetallic commodity specialist with Anglo American plc, Dr Cruise founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Trevali Mining Corporation. Under his leadership, the company grew from an initial discovery into a top-ten global zinc producer with operations in the Americas and Africa. He has previously served as Vice President Business Development and Exploration, COO and CEO for several TSX, TSX-Venture and NYSE-Americas listed exploration and development Companies. Mark has Served on 9 Public Company Boards over 14 years for TSX-V; TSX and NYSE-Americas listed Exploration, Development and Producing Companies with market capitalizations ranging from tens of millions to in-excess of US$1 billion.
Appointed June 2022
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