Mr. Wares is a professional geologist with over 35 years of experience in mineral exploration and development. He was responsible for the discovery of the Canadian Malartic bulk tonnage gold mine, which was subsequently developed by Osisko Mining Inc. into one of Canada’s largest gold producers. Among other awards, Mr. Wares was a co-winner of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s “Prospector of the Year Award” for 2007, and was named, together with John Burzynski and Sean Roosen as “Mining Men of the Year” for 2009 by the Northern Miner. Mr. Wares sits on the Board of Directors of Brunswick Exploration Inc. Mr. Wares has a Bachelor of Science and an Honorary Doctorate in Earth Sciences from McGill University.
Ms. Singer has over 30 years of business and securities law experience. She is currently a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, where she has practiced for the past 18 years and where she has held various roles in management from time to time. Prior to Norton Rose, Ms. Singer was a partner at Fasken’s and, during that period, spent two years at the Ontario Securities Commission on secondment as its General Counsel. Ms. Singer’s practice and experience is broad-based, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, related party transactions and corporate governance matters as a trusted advisor to her clients in the mining, industrial and investment fund sectors. Ms. Singer was appointed as a part-time Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission in June 2020.
Ms. Satov, B.A., LL.B., M.B.A.,is General Counsel, Balcan Plastics Inc. since March 2021, formerly SeniorLegal Counsel of Nuvei Technologies Corp. from April 2020 to March 2021. Ms.Satov currently serves as a director and chair of the corporate governance committee of Osisko Mining Inc., as a director and chair of the compensation committee of O3 Mining Inc., and director and chair of the corporate governance and compensation committee of Brunswick Exploration Inc. Formerly, Ms. Satov served as Chief Executive Officer of BL Solutions Inc., a national lighting distributor, from November 2019 to March 2020, a director and chair of the audit committee of Cannara Biotech Inc. up to January 2020, and Chief Executive Officer of Litron Distributors Ltd. up to March 2019. Prior to 2012, Ms. Satov was the Executive Vice President of Legal, Compliance and Distribution and Corporate Secretary of Dundee Wealth Inc., a wealth management company with $80billion of assets under management that was acquired by The Bank of Nova Scotiain 2011. Ms. Satov oversaw all legal and compliance matters, was actively involved in Dundee Wealth’s expansion into Europe and the U.S. and sat on various subsidiary boards. Ms. Satov advised on all M&A activities as well as securities, regulatory and other corporate commercial matters.
Mr. Luc Lessard holds a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from Laval University, is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and has over 30 years of experience in the design, construction and operation of mines. He is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Falco Resources and Chief Operating Officer of Osisko Development. He currently sits on the board of directors of Osisko Metals.
Prior to joining Falco and Osisko, he was Senior Vice-President, Technical Services of Osisko Gold Royalties, COO of Canadian Malartic GP (jointly owned by Agnico Eagle Mines and Yamana Gold) and before, COO and Senior Vice-President, Engineering and Construction of Osisko Mining Corporation, where he was responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of the Canadian Malartic gold mine. He also was Vice-President of Engineering and Construction for Iamgold and General Manager for Cambior. During his career, Mr. Lessard worked on several surface and underground mining projects.
Mr. Siemens brings over 40 years of financial experience to the Board as a Chartered Professional Accountant, including eight years in public practice as a partner with major accounting firms, eight years in senior executive positions in the industry and 25 years as a self-employed financial services executive. Mr. Siemens has been an independent financial advisor, specializing in corporate finance, cross-border transactions and mergers and acquisitions since 1989. He currently serves as a Director and Audit Committee Chair for Atlantic Gold Corporation, Skeena Resources Limited, and Hansa Resources Limited. Previously, Mr. Siemens was Partner-in-Charge of Thorne Ernst & Whinney’s (now KPMG) Financial Advisory Services group. Mr. Siemens obtained a B.A. from the University of British Columbia followed by a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant) designation.
Mr. Hussey, PGeo. has 32 years of professional experience in the mining industry. He has worked in both open pit and underground mine operations at various stages of mine life, from start-up to mine closure, and more recently, working in mineral exploration and development projects. He spent nineteen years with Noranda/Falconbridge. His mine operation experience includes work at the Brunswick No. 12 mine, Gaspé Copper mines, the Antamina mine start-up in Peru, as well as the Raglan mine in Northern Quebec. As Senior Scientist with the Mining Technology Group at the Noranda Technology Center in 2002, he enhanced his network into the metallurgical research and mining innovation fields. As a consultant since 2007, Jeff Hussey and Associates Inc. has helped junior mine development companies by offering exploration, mining and geo-metallurgical support services. These include Champion Iron Mines, Focus Graphite, Puma Exploration and Starcore International in Mexico.
While at Champion Iron Mines, he participated in building significant high quality iron ore resources, completing feasibility studies and participating in raising more than $70 million for corporate development. While working with Focus Graphite, development responsibilities included a feasibility study and associated work with community stakeholders and governments. Mr. Hussey has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of New Brunswick.