Position: President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Downey was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Elgin Mining Inc. in July 2011 bringing with him over 30 years of international experience in the resource industry. Prior to joining Elgin Mining Inc. Mr. Downey held the position of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aura Minerals Inc. Mr. Downey was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Viceroy Exploration Ltd. before its acquisition by Yamana Gold Inc. in 2006 for $600 million. Mr. Downey also served as President of Consolidated Trillion Resources Ltd. and Oliver Gold Corporation, where he negotiated their successful merger to form Canico Resource Corp., which was purchased by CVRD in 2006 for over $800 million. He has held numerous senior engineering positions at several large-scale gold mining operations and has also held operating positions at several mining projects for Anglo American Corporation in South Africa. Mr. Downey holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) degree in Engineering from Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland.
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Tam was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Elgin Mining in January 2012. Mr. Tam was previously Vice-President, Finance, with Aura Minerals Inc. which he joined in 2009. From 2000 to 2009, he held senior financial management positions with various companies involved in the software, real estate, pulp and paper, and mining sectors, including Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. where he was Treasurer. Prior to that, he worked in the assurance and tax advisory groups of KPMG LLP for seven years. Mr. Tam holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Hons) from the University of British Columbia, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
|James A. (Jim) Currie|
Position: Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Currie is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, having worked on projects in North and South America, Asia and Africa. Mr. Currie was recently COO for New Gold Inc., where he was a key member of the operating team that was responsible for the growth and development of New Gold into a multi-mine gold producer with annual production at the time of over 350,000 ounces of gold and market capitalization of over $5.1 billion. Prior to that, he was the Vice President, Operations for Miramar Mining Corp. ("Miramar") in Vancouver and was responsible for leading the development team of Miramar's 10 million ounce gold mineral resource at Hope Bay in the Canadian Arctic prior to the acquisition of Miramar by Newmont Mining Corporation. Mr. Currie has also worked as General Manager of Mauritanian Copper Mines SA, a subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
Position: Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Clarke joined Elgin Mining in September 2012 and was appointed Vice President, Exploration in January 2013, bringing with him over 30 years of exploration experience in the resource industry. He has held the position of President and then Vice-President, Exploration with North Arrow Minerals Inc.; worked as the senior mine geologist and superintendent exploration for Diavik Diamond Mines; and was a principal in Covello, Bryan and Associates, which subsequently became Aurora Geosciences. Mr. Clarke holds a Master of Science Degree in Geology from the University of New Brunswick and is a registered Professional Geologist in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Position: Vice-President, Legal
Mr. Hundal was appointed Vice President, Legal of Elgin Mining in January 2013. He was most recently Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary of Aura Minerals Inc., which he joined in 2007. Prior thereto, he worked with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, a large national Canadian firm, in the areas of corporate, commercial, securities and mining law and for Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, a large national Canadian firm in the area of corporate and commercial law.
Position: Manager, Corporate and Administration
Ms. Jones has worked in the corporate and administrative areas of the mining industry for over 30 years and most recently held the position of Vice-President, Corporate Affairs with Aura Minerals Inc. Previously, Ms Jones was the Corporate Secretary with Viceroy Exploration Ltd., prior to its acquisition by Yamana Gold Inc. and held the position of Corporate Secretary with several other public mining/exploration companies.
Position: Corporate Development
Mr. Wortman has joined the Elgin Mining team as a consultant on the corporate development side. Mr.Wortman's focus will be to assist in the growth and development of the Company and assess opportunities as they arise. Mr. Wortman has worked in mining equity research for over 12 years, including almost 10 years as a Mining Analyst at GMP Securities covering small to mid-cap companies, several with key assets based in Nunavut. In this role, Mr. Wortman incorporated extensive financial modeling, commodity evaluation, and project evaluation. Prior to completing his MBA in Finance from Saint Marys University, Mr. Wortman completed a BSc Geology degree at Mount Allison University and worked as an exploration geologist for Noranda Exploration as well as several junior exploration companies. Most recently, he was Vice President, Corporate Development with a mid-tier gold producer.
Position: Manager, Investor Relations
Mr. Patchett has over 15 years experience in venture capital markets, twelve of which are specifically dedicated to the mining sector. He was actively involved in the growth and success of both Capstone Mining Corp. and Silvestone Resources from their inception, through to development and production of the Cozamin mine and the merger with Sherwood Copper. He was then actively involved in the development of two high profile junior exploration mining companies , East Asia Minerals Corp. and Barisan Gold Corporation.