John Begeman, Chairman of the Board of Directors
John is a Professional Mining Engineer with over 35 years of mining experience. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Premier Gold Mines Limited and was appointed as Chair of Greenstone Gold Mines in March of 2015. John also sits on the boards of directors of Yamana Gold Inc. and Aberdeen International. He has previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Avion Gold Corporation from 2008 to 2012, as the President and Chief Executive Officer and director of Valencia Ventures Ltd. from 2008 to 2010, as the Chief Operating Officer of Zinifex Canada Inc. from 2006 to 2008 and as Vice President, Western Operations of Goldcorp from 2000 to 2006. In his capacity for Goldcorp, he was responsible for its surface gold operations in South Dakota and the Industrial Minerals Division in Saskatchewan. Previous to his employment at Goldcorp, John held various engineering and management positions with Morrison Knudsen Company in the contract mining operations group throughout the Western United States.
John holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering, a M.S. in Engineering Management and a Masters of Business Administration degree.
Steve Filipovic, Member of the Board of Directors
Steve has over 30 years experience in the mining and service provider industries. Steve is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Premier Gold Mines Ltd. since its inception in 2006. He was Vice President, Finance with Wolfden Resources Inc. until its acquisition in 2007 and became a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Zinifex Canada Inc. until his departure in 2008. Prior to joining Wolfden in 2004, Steve practiced as an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young LLP in their Oil & Gas group in Alberta and Mining & Metals group in Ontario. He held positions with Noranda Minerals and CIL Explosives prior to entering the finance profession.
Steve holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Accountant in good standing with both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and Ontario. He has fourteen years of finance experience, the last eleven with publicly traded resource companies.
Gordon D. Reid, Member of the Board of Directors
Gordon is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of mining experience. He is currently Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Centerra Gold Inc. with responsibility for Centerra’s mining operations and development projects. His experience includes open pit and underground mining operations, base and precious metals, and senior management roles in project development, business development, and operations. Prior to joining Centerra Gold, Gordon worked for BHP Billiton PLC (Rio Algom Ltd.), Placer Dome Inc., and Noranda Inc.. He was appointed to the Board of Greenstone Gold Mines in March 2015.
Gordon has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Manitoba, (1994) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Michigan Technological University (1981). He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Peter W. Woodhouse, Member of the Board of Directors
Peter has over 30 years of experience in engineering and project management, dedicated mostly to the development of mining infrastructure. Peter is currently Vice President, Projects at Centerra Gold and was appointed to the Board of Greenstone Gold Mines in December 2015. Peter has been with Centerra Gold since 2014. From 1997 to 2014, Peter was the principal of Technology Management Group Inc. a project management services consultancy. He has been responsible for all aspects of project management, team development and project execution, through all phases of a project, from scoping study through commissioning. He has held senior project management roles for Hatch, SNC Lavalin, and Xstrata Nickel.
Peter has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) from McGill University (1980). He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada.