R. David Russell
President, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Mr. Russell has over three decades of executive experience in the mineral exploration and development industry. From 2002 to June 2010 Mr. Russell was the Founder, President, CEO and a director of the former Apollo Gold Corporation, (Primero Mining Corp / now First Majestic Silver). His previous positions include Vice-President and COO of Getchell Gold Company/Placer Dome Gold; General Manager, US Operations, LAC Minerals Ltd. (now Barrick Gold Corporation); Manager, Underground Mining, Independence Mining Company; Project Manager, Hecla Mining Company; and Manager, Lincoln Project FMC/Meridian Gold. Mr. Russell graduated from the University of Montana, School of Minerals Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering.
Chris Dupont, P.Eng.
Vice President, COO, Director
Mr. Dupont is a mining engineer who has been involved with junior public companies for more than 28 years. He has held positions as senior mining engineer for Noranda and chief engineer for Exall Resources. He was also President and Director of Kayorum Gold Mines from 1992 to 1997, Director of Fieldex Exploration from 1997 to 1998, Director of Tom Exploration from 2000 to 2006, Director of Abcourt Mines from 2009 to 2013, President and Director of Explor Resources from 2005 to 2019 and has been President and Director of Brunswick Resoources Inc. since December 2013. Mr. Dupont has a B.Sc Engineering from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and a B. Engineer (mining) from the Nova Scotia Technical College.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Agustina worked as a consulting accountant for Galleon Gold (formerly Pure Nickel) from March 2017 until her appointment as CFO. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with 17 years of audit and public market experience with a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours) from York University.
Lisa Buchan has been with Galleon Gold (formerly Pure Nickel)’s Corporate Secretary and Business Manager since 2007. Through her experience in merchant banking she has a broad understanding of junior mining companies and their public markets. Ms. Buchan holds a BScH in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from York University.
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