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Management & Directors

Management

Greg McCunn
CEO / Director
 
Colette Rustad
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President  
Jose Hector Figueroa
Vice President Operations
 
Paul Hosford
Vice President Project Development

Greg McCunn - MBA, P.Eng
CEO / Director

Mr. McCunn is a mining executive with 25 years of executive and management experience in finance, operations, project engineering, project construction and corporate development. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Asanko Gold, where over his six-year tenure he oversaw the transition of the company from exploration and development to a mid-tier gold producer. Prior to Asanko, Mr. McCunn spent four years as the CFO of Farallon Mining during which time the company financed, constructed and operated the G-9 mine in Guerrero, Mexico which is proximal to Timmins’ Ana Paula project. Farallon was acquired by Nyrstar in early 2011. Prior to his roles as a finance executive, Greg’s background includes technical, operational and corporate development roles with Teck, Placer Dome and junior mining companies in Canada and Australia. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgical Engineering.

Colette Rustad
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Colette is a strategic and financial leader with a proven track record of delivering results and building, developing and leading high-performance teams in the gold mining industry.  For the last 10 years, she has held positions as Senior Vice President at Goldcorp as SVP, Controller and SVP, Treasurer. During this time, she developed important relationships with banking and capital markets partners while executing debt and equity financings, led the company’s public reporting requirements and led a 5-year consolidated global IT implementation project.  In 2015 the company received the Overall Award of Excellence for Corporate Reporting from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.  Prior to joining Goldcorp, Colette held several senior roles with Placer Dome/Barrick Gold including Chief Financial Officer, Africa where she oversaw the commercial, financial, tax and legal operations for the company’s $1 billion and $250 million investments in South Africa and Tanzania, respectively.  She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and was a Senior Tax Manager and Senior Audit Manager with Ernst & Young in Toronto.  Colette has extensive experience in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish.

Jose Hector Figueroa
Vice President, Operations

Jose has more than 30 years of mining experience in Mexico and Peru, and is a strategic and operational mining leader with a proven track record of enhancing the operations in the mines he has managed. He was recently Chief Operating Officer with Southern Peru Copper where he oversaw operations at Cuajone.  His extensive experience in strategic planning, mine planning, optimizing of process plants and implementing safety systems will be a valuable asset as he leads the Company’s revitalization of its San Francisco Mine.  Previously, Jose has held senior management and operations positions with Cobre del Mayo and Grupo Mexico at the Cananea and La Caridad mines.  Jose holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering with specializations in Finance, Systems Engineering and Computer Process Simulations.  Jose will be based in the Company’s office in Hermosillo, Mexico and at the San Francisco Mine site.

Paul Hosford
Vice President Project Development

Paul is an experienced mine development professional with over 30 years of experience in metallurgy, operations, commissioning and project development. Paul will be tasked with bringing the Company’s Ana Paula Project through Feasibility Study and into production.  Paul's recent experience was as Project Director for New Gold's Rainy River project, responsible for the EPCM, tender and award of all major contracts, project controls, permitting and construction. Previously, he was Project Manager of the Mount Milligan mine development for Thompson Creek Mines, responsible for the detailed engineering, procurement, contracts and construction support. Paul also worked for Barrick as Manager Process Development, leading process development at the Goldstrike mine and at Hatch as Project Manager, responsible for numerous development projects and feasibility studies. Paul holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and is a Professional Engineer. 

 
Jason Gregg
Executive Vice President, Human Resources  
Miguel Bonilla
Country Manager Mexico
 
Miguel Soto
VP Exploration
 

Jason Gregg
Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Jason is an experienced senior human resources executive, renowned for the ability to connect top quartile people practices to the financial bottom line of the organization. Jason has over 20 years of experience as a human resource professional and successfully integrated Newmarket Gold and Crocodile Gold into a single highly functioning organization as the VP of Human Resources & Environment prior to the recent merger between Newmarket Gold and Kirkland Lake Gold.  Before joining Newmarket Gold, Jason provided HR consulting services to various mining organizations as well as other industries including forestry and technology. Prior to developing his consulting practice, Jason worked as a Human Resources executive in the mining industry with Farallon Mining and Nyrstar. Jason has also held senior level human resource roles with HDI, International Forest Products, Canadian Forest Products, and Teck. Jason holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Miguel Bonilla
Country Manager Mexico

Miguel Bonilla is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive audit, accounting, consulting and internal control experience from having practiced accounting and audit for companies of different sectors including mining industry. Prior to his appointment of Timmins Gold Controller in 2005 he was Moore Stephens Sonora Office audit manager and independent consultant. He has been involved in all the financial activities since the Company incorporation and has participated in the operation, regulations and legal activities. He also has been involved in the financial management role for other companies of the mining sector. In 2009 was appointed Vice President Finance Mexico and in 2017 he was appointed Country Manager Mexico.

Miguel Soto
VP Exploration

Mr. Soto is a highly regarded Mexican geological professional. He has held various positions in the Mexican mineral industry since 1979. The Timmins Gold exploration team under the supervision of Mr. Soto has more than tripled the resources and reserves at the San Francisco mine over the last three years (net of depletion) and significantly increased inferred resources. He has a strong background as a mine geologist and in prospecting and exploration activities as well as the development of full feasibility studies. He has held field and management positions with major Mexican mining companies such as Peñoles, Luismin, Minera Real de Angeles and the Frisco Group. He was part of the exploration team at the Mulatos and San Felipe Projects in Sonora and Baja respectively in the late 80's and early 90's, as well as the Asientos Mining District in the state of Aguascalientes which resulted in the current polymetallic underground mines of Santa Francisca and El Porvenir and of the El Porvenir gold open pit. He joined Timmins in 2005 as Director and COO. In 2010, he was appointed VP of Exploration to oversee all prospecting and exploration activities in Mexico.

Mr. Soto holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico and is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists in the USA.

Mr. Soto brings to the Board his extensive experience in the Mexican mining industry along with a thorough understanding
 
 

 

Directors

Bryan Coates, B.Com, CPA, CA
Chairman / Independent Director
 
Greg McCunn - MBA, P.Eng
CEO / Director
 
Mark Backens, B.Sc.
Director
 
George Brack, MBA, CFA, B.A.Sc., Geological Engineering
Independent Director

Bryan Coates, B.Com, CPA, CA
Chairman / Independent Director

Mr. Coates has spent 30 years in the mining industry. He was most recently the Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Osisko Mining Corp. from 2007 until it was acquired in 2014 for $3.9 billion. Osisko developed and operated the Canadian Malartic gold mine, the largest such mine in Quebec, and also conducted exploration work in Mexico. Prior to Osisko, Mr. Coates served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for IAMGOLD Corp. and Cambior Inc. and has previously sat on the board of directors of various mining companies.

Greg McCunn - MBA, P.Eng
CEO / Director

Mr. McCunn is a mining executive with 25 years of executive and management experience in finance, operations, project engineering, project construction and corporate development. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Asanko Gold, where over his six-year tenure he oversaw the transition of the company from exploration and development to a mid-tier gold producer. Prior to Asanko, Mr. McCunn spent four years as the CFO of Farallon Mining during which time the company financed, constructed and operated the G-9 mine in Guerrero, Mexico which is proximal to Timmins’ Ana Paula project. Farallon was acquired by Nyrstar in early 2011. Prior to his roles as a finance executive, Greg’s background includes technical, operational and corporate development roles with Teck, Placer Dome and junior mining companies in Canada and Australia. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgical Engineering.

Mark Backens, B.Sc.
Director

Mr. Backens has over 30 years of global mining experience including most recently as Director of Investment Banking - Mining for Scotia Capital. For most of his career, Mr. Backens had senior management roles with Meridian Gold, Placer Dome and Goldcorp in the areas of engineering, mine construction, mine management and corporate development. Mr. Backens holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and is a Professional Geologist.

George Brack, MBA, CFA, B.A.Sc., Geological Engineering
Independent Director

George Brack's 29-year career in the mining industry working in investment banking and corporate development has focused on the identification, evaluation and execution of strategic mergers and acquisitions and the provision of equity financing.

George is Chairman of Alexco and a director of Silver Wheaton, Newstrike and Geologix. He was recently Managing Director and Industry Head, Mining Group of Scotia Capital. Prior to joining Scotia Capital in 2006, he served seven years as President of Macquarie North America Ltd., an investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions advice to the global mining industry. Previously, he held the position of Vice President, Corporate Development at Placer Dome Inc., worked for CIBC Wood Gundy, where he was a Vice President of the Investment Banking Group and worked in Rio Algom's corporate development department.

George started his career as an exploration geologist with Sherritt-Gordon Mines. George holds an MBA from York University, a BASc in Geological Engineering from the University of Toronto and the CFA designation. He serves as a director of Alexco Resource Corp. (and is a member of the audit committee and the compensation committee).

Anthony Hawkshaw, BA, CA
Independent Director
 
Stephen Lang, M.Sc. M.Eng,
Mining Engineering
Independent Director
Paula Rogers, CPA, CA
Independent Director
 
Jose Vizquerra Benavides, MSc,CPG
Independent Director

Anthony Hawkshaw, BA, CA
Independent Director

Mr. Hawkshaw has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry in countries including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Russia and Peru and is a former director, Chief Financial Officer and founding shareholder of Rio Alto Mining Ltd. Prior to joining Rio Alto, Mr. Hawskshaw was the Chief Financial Officer of Pan American Silver Corp. and Chariot Resources Ltd. He has also served as Chairman of the audit committee of Caza Gold Corp.

Stephen Lang, M.Sc. M.Eng, Mining Engineering.
Independent Director

Mr. Lang has over 32 years of experience in the mining industry. He served as President and CEO of Centerra Gold Inc. from 2008 to 2012, having joined Centerra in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Lang served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Stillwater Mining Company. Prior to joining Stillwater, he was employed with Barrick Gold Corporation as Vice President and General Manager of Barrick Gold's Goldstrike/Meikle operation from 2001 to 2003. Prior to this he served as Vice President of Engineering and Project Development of Rio Algom, Limited in Santiago, Chile from 1999 to 2001. From 1996 to 1999, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Kinross Gold Corporation/Amax Gold Corporation's Fort Knox Mine in Fairbanks, Alaska. From 1981 to 1996, he held various positions with Santa Fe Pacific Gold Minerals Corporation, including General Manager of the Twin Creeks Mine in Golconda, Nevada.

Paula Rogers, CPA, CA
Independent Director

Ms. Rogers is a Chartered Professional Accountant and brings over 20 years of experience working for Canadian-based international public companies in the areas of corporate governance, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting and tax. She has significant experience in the mining industry ranging from greenfields exploration to senior gold producer in both director and officer roles. Ms. Rogers was recently the Chief Financial Officer of Castle Peak Mining Ltd.  She has served as an officer of other public companies including Vice-President, Treasurer of Goldcorp Inc., Treasurer of Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. and Treasurer of Silver Wheaton Corp. Previously, she held various senior management roles at Finning International Inc. including Tax Manager, Corporate Reporting Manager and Assistant Treasurer. She is currently a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Diversified Royalty Corp. and NeutriSci International Inc.

Ms. Rogers is a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

Ms. Rogers obtained her Chartered Accountant designation and completed her articling at Deloitte Canada in 1993. Ms. Rogers' strong background in transactions and finance have been valuable to the Board and management.

Jose Vizquerra Benavides, MSc, CPG
Independent Director

Mr. Vizquerra is currently the President, CEO and director of Oban Mining company a TSX listed company.

From 2008 until 2011 Mr. Vizquerra was the head of project evaluations with NYSE listed Compania de Minas Buenaventura of Lima, Peru, and a geologist with Goldcorp in Red Lake Ontario from 2005 until 2008.

Mr. Vizquerra holds a masters of Science degree in Mineral Exploration from Queen's University and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the Peruvian University of Applied Science (UPC).

Mr Vizquerra is a Certified Professional Geologist from the AIPG (american institute of professional geologists).

Mr.Vizquerra is a member of the Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee.

Mr. Vizquerra's experience in operations, geology and corporate development provide a direct benefit to the Board. Mr. Vizquerra is fluent in both Spanish and English.