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Executive Team

In 2020, we underwent a change in management and are now under the leadership of former executives from Barrick Gold Corp. With a strong execution track record behind us, we are aligned with a common goal: building a modern, USA focused silver company, with the historical Bunker Hill Mine as the cornerstone asset. Our CEO, along with our operations team, is based in Idaho at the mine site with strong ties to both the local community and the historical Bunker Hill mine.

 

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Executive Chairman

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

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Sam Ash

Sam Ash

Ceo & 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

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Gerbrand van Heerden

Gerbrand van Heerden

CFO & Corporate Secretary

Gerbrand is an experienced Mining Company CFO with over 20 years of mining industry experience. He is a CPA registered with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and a CA (SA) registered in South Africa and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) Degree in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg. He served as CFO of BMC Minerals with major development assets in the Yukon, Trevali Mining operating in the America’s, West Africa and Namibia, and of Glencore’s Rosh Pinah Zinc Operations in Africa. In addition to these key executive roles, he has also been Vice President Business Initiatives and Development at Trevali and served as group financial controller and General Manager Commercial Services at Metorex Limited, a Southern African base-metals producer and developer. A Canadian citizen and resident in British Columbia, he started his professional career as a Tax and Assurance Manager with Deloitte.

Appointed November 2023

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Brenda Dayton

Brenda Dayton

Vice President, Investor Relations

Brenda is an experienced investor relations and corporate communications executive with over 20 years of mining industry experience. As Vice President of Investor Relations, she is responsible for Bunker Hill’s internal and external communications functions, investor relations activities, stakeholder engagement, and media relations. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, Brenda provides a wealth of knowledge, insight, and connections to the role, along with a passion for the mining sector and its potential for growth and innovation.

Prior to joining the Company, Brenda served in various executive and senior roles with precious metals companies, including Ivanhoe Mines, Sunward Resources, Golden Queen Mining, GR Silver Mining, and most recently, Japan Gold. Brenda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary.

Appointed April 2024

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Tom Francis

Tom Francis

General Manager

Tom Francis is the General Manager of the Bunker Hill Mine. Mr. Francis joins the Bunker Hill team after 10 years with Rio Tinto, the second-largest mining company in the world, where he was most recently Mine Manager at the Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine (“Kennecott”) in Utah, USA, its single largest mining operation. Among other achievements, his team delivered world-class payload metrics on Kennecott’s ultra-class truck fleet while simultaneously increasing average haul truck speeds and tire life. Previous roles with Rio Tinto included responsibility for productivity across the full Kennecott value stream (mine, concentrator, smelter and refinery), three years in the Group strategic investment analysis team assessing its global suite of projects (greenfield, brownfield & closure), and several years in Rio Tinto Exploration (RTX) managing operational support (incl. safety) for Rio Tinto’s Exploration’s projects across Africa and Eurasia.

Prior to his mining experience, Mr. Francis served as an officer in the Royal Marines and UK Special Forces, serving on multiple operational tours in Kosovo, Iraq & Afghanistan. He is a dual national US/UK citizen having lived, studied and worked in both the US and the UK. He holds a first-class degree from the University of Oxford (BA, Mathematics & Computation).

Appointed January 2022

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