Board of Directors

Board Committees

1. Audit & Risk CommitteeEdward Resser
2. Compensation CommitteeRobert Getz
3. Corporate Governance & Nominating CommitteeThomas Weng
4. Finance & Corporate Development CommitteeLuis Miraglia
5. Safety, Environmental, Technical & Reserves CommitteeBenjamin Guenther

Richard Falconer


Mr. Falconer was elected to the Board on May 22, 2012 and was appointed Chairman of the Board on June 29, 2012. Mr. Falconer retired from CIBC after 40 years with the bank. At the time of retirement, Mr. Falconer was Vice Chairman and Managing Director, CIBC World Markets Inc. Mr. Falconer is currently Managing Director at Lazard Canada Inc. Current directorships include Chorus Aviation Inc.; Resolute Forest Products Inc.; LOFT Community Services; Dorothy Ley Hospice; and a member of the Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival Theatre Endowment Foundation. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Master of Business Administration degree, York University, and Honours B.A., University of Toronto.

John Ellis (2)(5)


Mr. Ellis was appointed as a director of the Corporation on June 24, 2016. John Ellis is a Professional Engineer with over 50 years of experience in the mining industry. He currently serves as a Director for International Tower Hill Mines and for Sunshine Silver Mines Corporation. Mr. Ellis previously served as a Director for Mexivada Mining Corp. and was 10 Chairman and CEO of AngloGold North America and Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Inspiration Resources Corp., and CVRD-Inco. His career has included service as a Director on the Mining Association of Canada and the National Mining Association. Mr. Ellis graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines and the Montana College of Science and Technology.

Robert Getz (1)(2)(3)(4)


Mr. Getz was appointed as a director of the Corporation on June 24, 2016. Robert Getz is a private investor and brings over 30 years of experience in public and private investments and international mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Getz currently serves as Managing Partner of Pecksland Capital Partners, a private investment and advisory firm. Mr. Getz previously served as a Founder and Managing Director of Cornerstone Equity Investors, a private equity investment company. Mr. Getz has served as a Director of numerous companies, including many metals and mining companies. He currently serves as a Director of Haynes International, Inc., a developer and producer of specialty nickel alloys. Mr. Getz previously served as Chairman of the Board of Crocodile Gold Corp., a gold mining company with operations in Australia, prior to the company’s merger with Newmarket Gold in July 2015. Mr. Getz subsequently served as a Director of Newmarket Gold Inc. until May 2016. Mr. Getz holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Boston University, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Stern School at New York University.

Luís Ricardo Miraglia (4)(5)


Mr. Miraglia was appointed as a director of the Corporation on September 27, 2012. Mr. Miraglia is a native of Minas Gerais, Brazil and is a Senior Partner at the law firm of Azevedo Sette Advogados with 24 years of experience in legal practice specializing in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, infrastructure projects and mining. Mr. Miraglia is a member of the Corporate Law Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, Chapter of Minas Gerais, and has advised numerous boards of privately and publicly held companies, both in Brazil and abroad, in connection to Brazilian Law and the complex Brazilan business environment. He holds a degree (Juris Doctorate equivalent) from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

Edward Reeser (1)(2)(3)(5)


Mr. Reeser was appointed to the Board on June 10, 2013. Up to 2017, Mr. Reeser was the President of Celco Inc. (Food Service Equipment), one of Canada’s major commercial food service equipment importers and distributors. Currently Mr. Reeser is the President of Mobilex Corporation. Mr. Reeser was a director and member of the Finance and Audit & Risk Committee of Bridgepoint Health from September 2011 to December 2014 and was director of Temex Resources Corp. and Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of Temex Resources Corp. from July 2014 to October 2015. Mr. Reeser holds a Master of Business Administration degree (finance concentration) from York University, a Bachelor of Arts from York University and holds ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Thomas S. Weng (1)(3)(4)


Mr. Weng was appointed as a director of the Corporation on April 1, 2016. Mr. Weng has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services sector. Mr. Weng is currently Co-Founding Partner with Alta Capital Partners, a provider of financial advisory services (since February 2011). From February 2007 to January 2011, Mr. Weng was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and Head of Equity Capital Markets for Metals and Mining throughout the Americas and Latin America, across all industry segments. Prior to 2007, Mr. Weng held various senior positions at Pacific Partners, an alternative investment firm, and Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns. Mr. Weng graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Benjamin Guenther (2)(3)(5)


Mr. Guenther was appointed as a director of the Corporation on November 7, 2017. Mr. Guenther brings over 30 years of experience working in the mining industry, including holding senior management positions with AngloGold Ashanti in his past career. Mr. Guenther is a Mining Engineer with a wide range of management and executive experience and over 40 years in the global mining industry. Mr. Guenther graduated from the Colorado School of Mines.