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Appointments

Appointment of Kirsty Liddicoat as General Manager, Red Lake • Evolution Mining
Appointment of Kirsty Liddicoat as General Manager, Red Lake • Evolution Mining Kirsty Liddicoat joined Evolution Mining as General Manager to lead operations at their recently acquired Red Lake mine operation in northwestern Ontario. She previously served in senior...
Appointment of Heather Watts as Director, Global Technology • Eldorado Gold
Appointment of Heather Watts as Director, Global Technology • Eldorado Gold Eldorado Gold announced the appointment of Heather Watts as the new Director, Global Technology. Ms. Watts was previously Director, Global Business Applications at Methanex and served in IT...
Appointment of Bill Shand as General Manager, Timmins • Pan American Silver
Appointment of Bill Shand as General Manager, Timmins • Pan American Silver Bill Shand joined Pan American Silver as General Manager for their Timmins assets in northwestern Ontario. He previously served in senior operational leadership roles with Rio Tinto, Goldcorp,...
Appointment of Andrew Flynn as Manager, Mine & Asset Management • Newmont
Appointment of Andrew Flynn as Manager, Mine & Asset Management • Newmont Andrew Flynn joined Newmont at the Porcupine Mine in Ontario company in January 2021 after an extensive international career with Perilya, Rio Tinto, and Xstrata.
Appointment of Jennifer Maki and Kathleen Sendall as Board Directors • Pan American Silver
Appointment of Jennifer Maki and Kathleen Sendall as Board Directors • Pan American Silver At the May 12, 2021 Annual General Meeting of Pan American Silver, Jennifer Maki and Kathleen Sendall were elected to the Board of Directors. Ms. Maki is the former CEO of Vale...
Appointment of Kevin O’Kane as Board Director • Almaden Minerals
Appointment of Kevin O’Kane as Board Director • Almaden Minerals The Board of Directors of Almaden Minerals welcomed Kevin O’Kane to the Board in April 2021. Mr. O’Kane is the former Chief Operating Officer of SSR Mining and previously held international executive...
Jennifer Prospero as Director, Sustainability • Eldorado Gold

Eldorado Gold announced the appointment of Jennifer Prospero as the new Director, Sustainability. Ms. Prospero was previously Manager, Sustainability at Sherritt International and served as Sustainability and Reporting Specialist at Baffinland.

Ryan Coombes as Deputy General Counsel • Eldorado Gold

Ryan Coombes joins Eldorado Gold as the new Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining Eldorado Gold, Mr. Coombes was Director of Legal, North America for Ausenco and held similar senior legal positions with BHP and Kinross.

Guillermo Alcazar as Director, Infrastructure Projects • First Majestic Silver

Guillermo Alcazar was appointed Director, Infrastructure Projects for First Majestic Silver. Mr. Alcazar was most recently with BC Hydro in construction planning and previously held senior project management positions with Eldorado Gold and Hatch.

Tyler Keeling as Corporate Controller • Josemaria Resources

Josemaria Resources announced the appointment of Tyler Keeling, CPA as the new Corporate Controller. Mr. Keeling joins the company from Nevsun where he served as Controller.

John Bannerman as Chief Financial Officer • TerraLink Horticulture Inc.

John Bannerman was appointed the new Chief Financial Officer for TerraLink Horticulture. Mr. Bannerman, a CPA, was previously Chief Financial Officer for Ty-Crop Manufacturing Ltd.

Parker Snyder as General Manager • Dunkley Lumber Ltd.

Parker Snyder was appointed the General Manager for Dunkley Lumber’s newly acquired operation in Grande Cache, Alberta. Mr. Snyder was previously Plant Manager for Louisiana-Pacific and held similar roles for Tolko Industries and Georgia-Pacific.

Mr. Adnan Khan as Vice President, Strategic Capital • Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Pinnacle Renewable Energy, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial wood pellets, announced the appointment of Mr. Adnan Khan as Vice President, Strategic Capital. Mr. Khan is a Professional Engineer and holds a Project Management Professional certification. He has extensive experience in process improvement, engineering and controls, project management, business development and stakeholder relations gained from a 30 year career with industry leading multinational businesses.

Scott MacKenzie, Vice President, Corporate Development • Millar Western Forest Products

Millar Western Forest Products Ltd., an integrated forest products company based in Edmonton, Alberta, has appointed Scott Makenzie as the company’s first Vice President, Corporate Development. Mr. MacKenzie was previously the Director, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning for Stuart Olson in Calgary.

Mr. Russell Higdon as General Manager, Operations • Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Pinnacle Renewable Energy, a British Columbia based wood pellet and renewable energy producer, announced the appointment of Mr. Russell Higdon as General Manager, Operations. Mr. Higdon previously spent 30 years working in operational and regional management positions in Canada and the United States for C&C Resources and Skretting.

Peter Andrews, Vice President, Fibre and Sustainability • Millar Western Forest Products

Millar Western Forest Products, a privately held diversified wood products producer, welcomes Peter Andrews as Vice President Fibre and Sustainability. Mr. Andrews previously spent 30 years with West Fraser Timber in British Columbia and Alberta where his exposure included woodlands, manufacturing, and regional management.

Paul Nielson, Head of Development Portfolio • Waterton Global Resource Management

Waterton Global Resource Management, a private equity firm specializing in the metals and mining sector, welcomes Paul Nielson as Head of Development Portfolio. Mr. Nielson previously served as a Senior Director for the…