Position: Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bee was elected to the Board on June 10, 2013 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company on April 22, 2014. Mr. Bee is a mining engineer and has over 30 years' experience in the mining industry, developing world-class gold mining projects. Recently, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Andina Minerals Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Bee was Chief Operating Officer of Aurelian Resources and spent over 16 years at Barrick Gold Corporation where he was responsible for a number of operating and development projects. Mr. Bee is a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Mr. Bee currently serves on the boards of Stillwater Mining Company and Sandspring Resources Inc. and holds ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Weyrauch served as an independent director of the Company from June 10, 2013 until April 22, 2014, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company on April 22, 2014. Mr. Weyrauch is a Chartered Professional Accountant ("CPA") and a Chartered Accountant ("CA") and has over 15 years' experience as a senior financial officer of TSX/TSXV-listed companies in the mining, contract manufacturing and medical device industries. Mr. Weyrauch is an independent director of Banro Corporation and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Temex Resources Corp. Prior to its sale in 2013, Mr. Weyrauch served as the Chief Financial Officer of Andina Minerals Inc. Mr. Weyrauch earned his CA designation in 1990 while employed at KPMG LLP. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from York University.
Position: Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hepworth is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years of experience, the majority of which is related to underground mining operations. Neil's knowledge of geology and geotechnics complements his in-depth underground narrow vein operational experience. Previously he was the Senior Vice President of Development and Brazil Operations for Aura Minerals Inc, Vice President of Operations for both European Goldfields Ltd and Crew Gold Corp. and Mine Manager for Rio Tinto at Neves Corvo underground mine in Portugal. Neil has held progressively responsible technical and operational roles in both major and juniors companies and is recognized for his geotechnical expertise in mine operations in Africa, Europe and South America. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology and a Masters of Science degree in Mining Engineering.
Position: Vice President, Gurupi Project Development
Jim is a mining engineer with nearly 30 years' experience and is a graduate of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He has extensive experience in the management of mining operations, project development and greenfield/brownfield construction. He has worked in North America, Africa, Australia, Asia and most recently in Brazil. Prior to joining, Jim served as General Manager for Luna Gold Corp.'s Aurizona Mine in Maranhão, Brazil. His experience includes working for over 16 years with BHP, the development of the Onça Puma Nickel project in Brazil and Viceroy Exploration's development of the Gualcamayo Project in San Juan, Argentina.