Management

Eric Lamontagne, General Manager

Eric has over 20 years of operations and development experience in the mining industry. Eric joined Greenstone Gold Mines in March of 2015 and was appointed General Manager for the new company. From 2013 to March of 2015 he was Manager of Project Development for Premier Gold Mines Limited. Prior to joining Premier Gold Mines Limited Eric was the former Project Manager for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (Agnico). While at Agnico, Eric was Operation Manager in developing and building the Meadowbank Mine and Project Manager for the Meliadine project. Prior to joining Agnico, Eric worked in various operation superintendant positions at the Troilus Mine for Inmet Mining. Eric received his PhD in Rock Mechanic Engineering through a partnership between the Université du Québec and B.R.G.M. in France.


Bertho Caron, Project Director

Bertho has 30 years of experience developing projects in the mining industry with an emphasis on developing new projects or undertaking expansions of existing mining facilities in different countries. Bertho joined the project in 2014 and has been involved in all phases of the project since the beginning and is acting as Project Director for the construction phase. Prior to joining the Greenstone Mine project, Bertho was leading a feasibility study for a Rare Earth project. Preceeding that work he was construction manager with Agnico Eagle Mines for Goldex Mine in Québec and Meadowbank Mine in Nunavut. Bertho also directed the detailed engineering for Agnico’s Lapa Mine project and participated deeply in the feasibility study of their Meliadine project. 


David Newhook, Director of Operations

David has 30 years global experience in executive roles with major mining organization with a focus on expertise in operations, technical services, business improvement, environment and CSR, mergers and acquisitions, and project development. David earned his Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering (P.Eng.) from McGill University.


Kerri Chaboyer-Jean, Director of Finance

Kerri has 30 years of experience as a finance professional in public practice, manufacturing and mining operations and as a business systems consultant. Kerri joined Greenstone Gold Mines in September 2021 as Director of Finance. Prior to joining Greenstone Gold Mines, Kerri formerly held VP of Finance and Director roles in public mining companies with experience in all aspects of the finance function including financial and operational reporting, complex financing arrangements, business process reengineering, ERP system implementation and internal controls. Kerri earned a Bachelor of Commerce (HB Comm) degree from the Lakehead University and is a licensed CPA, CA in the Province of Ontario.


Daniel Gagné, Senior Manager Indigenous Relations

Daniel brings 20 years of experience in developing Indigenous Relations with the Canadian National railroad where he oversaw seven Provinces. Daniel joined Greenstone Gold Mines in November 2020 and is now acting as Senior Manager, Indigenous Relations. Prior to joining Greenstone Gold Mines, Daniel was the Director, Indigenous Affairs at Canadian National (CN). Daniel started his career at CN in the law enforcement division responsible for all of northern Quebec where he worked closely with many Indigenous community police departments.


Marie-Hélène Gélinas, Manager, Human Resources and Community Relations

Marie-Hélène brings over 15 years of Human Resources Management experience in mining operations and mining projects. She joined Greenstone Gold Mines in March 2018 as Principal Advisor, Human Resources. Marie-Hélène earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration from Université du Québec (UQAM). Her expertise includes workforce planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, and employee relations.  Prior to joining Greenstone Gold Mines, Marie-Hélène worked with Rio Tinto, where she held various positions at Diavik Diamond Mines in Northwest Territories and at Rio Tinto Canadian headquarters in Montréal.


Shane Hayes, Environmental Superintendent

Shane is an environmental professional with over 20 years of experience in permitting, environmental management and stakeholder engagement. Shane joined Greenstone Gold Mines in May of 2019. Prior to Greenstone Gold Mines, Shane spent 13 years in various roles that included managing the closure and reclamation activities for the David Bell Mine and Golden Giant Mine on behalf of Barrick Gold.  Before relocating to Ontario, Shane worked with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and as part of the construction team at the Diavik Diamond Mine in the NWT. Shane earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Saskatchewan.


Cory Lightfoot, Mill Manager

Cory has over 25 years of experience and extensive knowledge in the Mining and Mineral Processing Operations. Cory joined Greenstone Gold Mines February 2022 as Mill Manager. Cory has held senior maintenance and processing role within various companies. Cory has contributed to projects and operations both in Canada and internationally with Kinross Gold, Yukon Zinc – Wolverine Mine, Rio Tinto, and Centerra Gold. Cory was most recently the Ore Processing Manager on Kinross Gold’s Tasiast Mauritania project.


Christine Petch, Deputy Project Manager

Christine has over 25 years of corporate, global and project site experience in the mining industry with proven project management skills leading diverse, multi-cultural teams in challenging project environments with strong outcomes in health & safety. She has been providing consulting services to Greenstone Gold Mines since 2015. Prior to this, Christine spent 20 years with Falconbridge / Xstrata / Glencore where she worked on multiple projects and held a variety of senior corporate roles within the business development, sustainability and strategic leadership teams. Christine received her B.Sc. in Geology and Geophysics from McGill University and M.Sc. in Geology from Queen’s University. She is a Professional Geoscientist in the Province of Ontario.


Jason Rickard, Exploration Manager

Jason is a professional geologist with 20 years of exploration and project management experience in the mining industry. He has worked on a number of greenfield’s and advanced projects and joined Greenstone Gold Mines in 2019 as Exploration Manager. Jason earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Geology from Carleton University in Ottawa. He has a strong technical background with extensive experience in various geological terrains and commodities throughout Canada and internationally. Jason has held senior exploration roles within various companies, including several years as Project Manager for MMG’s High Lake Cu-Zn Project in Nunavut.  He was a Senior Geologist within Vale’s North American Greenfields Exploration Group and led the exploration team as Senior Geologist on the Borden Gold Project with Goldcorp. Jason was also more recently the Exploration Manager on First Cobalt’s Greater Cobalt Project.


Tony Woodfine, Mine Manager

Tony brings over 24 years experience with base and precious metals in open pit mines.  He has experience with all phases of open pit mining including permitting (open to closure), short-term and long-term planning, mine efficiency studies, NI 43-101 report writing and tailings dam construction.  Tony also has experience designing and implementing safety programs, managing mobile maintenance and project managing multimillion dollar budgets.  He has a proven record for safety performance and for bringing projects on time and within or under budget.  Tony has previously worked for Northgate Minerals Corporation, Vale NL, Baffinland Iron Ore and Atlantic Gold.  Tony has worked 11 years as Mine Manager or General Manager and has completed three successful mine start-ups.