Timothy J. Haddon
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Haddon joined our Board in May 2007, and became Chairman of the Board in October 2013. Mr. Haddon is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer, a director and 50% owner of International Natural Resource Management Co., a private company which invests in and provides consulting services to the mining industry. He has held those positions since 2002. Since April 2010, Mr. Haddon has also served as a director of International Tower Hill Mines Ltd., a mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX"). He also sits on the advisory board of Pala Investments AG, a fund focused on investments associated with the mining industry. From August 2006 until September 2007, Mr. Haddon served as a director of NewWest Gold Corporation, and, from October 2005 until May 2007, he served as director of Ascendant Cooper Corporation. He has served as a director of publicly traded companies since June 1989, and has held the position of CEO at multiple mining companies including Amax Gold Inc. where he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer from 1989 to 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Perron joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer and Director in October 2013. He has worked in the mining industry for almost 30 years and has extensive technical and operations experience. Prior to joining Thompson Creek, Mr. Perron was President and Chief Executive Officer of St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. since 2007. Previous senior management positions include Senior Vice President of Iamgold Corporation from 2006 to 2007 and Vice President, Canada of Cambior Inc. from 2004 to 2006. From 1984 -- 2004, Mr. Perron held a variety of increasingly senior management positions with Cameco, Inc., Placer Dome Canada Limited, Breakwater Resources Ltd., Cambior Inc., JS Redpath Ltd. and Noranda Inc. Mr. Perron has also been a director of the Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation since 2007. Mr. Perron has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Denis C. Arsenault
Mr. Arsenault joined our Board in May 2005. Mr. Arsenault has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd., a mining company listed on the TSX, since November 2010. He has held a variety of senior financial positions in a range of sectors, including mining and resources, communications, truck trailer manufacturing and life sciences. Mr. Arsenault's experience includes chairing and serving on audit committees, compensation committees, governance committees and other special committees of various public and private companies. Mr. Arsenault currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of the following Canadian mining companies: MBAC Fertilizer Corp. (since 2009), Rockcliff Resources Inc. (since 2006) and Stonegate Agricom Ltd. (since 2008). From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Arsenault served on the board of directors of Alliance Grain Traders Inc. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Arsenault served as the Chief Financial Officer of Central Sun Mining Inc. (formerly Glencairn Gold Corporation), a Canadian mining company. Prior thereto, from 2001 to 2006, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Orbus Pharma Inc., a Canadian pharmaceutical company. Mr. Arsenault began his career with KPMG in 1981, and he later co-founded Wasserman Arsenault, Chartered Accountants. Mr. Arsenault holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. Mr. Arsenault is a Chartered Accountant with more than 28 years of experience.
Carol T. Banducci
Ms. Banducci joined our Board in May 2010. Ms. Banducci is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IAMGOLD Corporation. She joined IAMGOLD in July 2007 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She currently oversees all aspects of the finance and investor relations functions and she previously oversaw the information technology function. Ms. Banducci is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Niobec Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAMGOLD and the second largest producer of ferroniobium in the world. IAMGOLD is a mid-tier gold mining company listed on the NYSE and the TSX. From November 2005 through June 2007, Ms. Banducci was Vice President, Financial Operations and a director (from 2006 to 2007) of Royal Group Technologies, where she led comprehensive integration, restructuring and cost improvement initiatives. From January 2009 to August 2010, Ms. Banducci was a director of Euro Resources SA, a French company focused on precious metal royalties listed on the Euronext in Paris. Prior to 2004, Ms. Banducci was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Canadian General-Tower Limited, and held other senior level finance positions with the world's leading suppliers of explosives and blasting technology, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Orica Explosives North America; Vice President, Finance and Information Technology and Chief Financial Officer of ICI Explosives Canada & Latin America; International Controller of ICI International Explosives; and Treasurer of ICI Canada Inc. Ms. Banducci has extensive finance experience in statutory and management reporting, audit, forecasts, capital programs, treasury, tax, acquisitions and divestments, pension fund management, insurance and information technology. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
James L. Freer
Mr. Freer joined our Board in August 2008. Mr. Freer currently serves on the board of directors of Wheelz, Inc., a privately-held car sharing enterprise based in California. Mr. Freer retired in June 2008 from Ernst & Young LLP, one of the largest global audit and accounting firms, after serving as a Certified Public Accountant in various positions for 38 years, during which time he was the lead audit partner for another publicly-traded mining company. At Ernst & Young, Mr. Freer was Managing Partner of the Pacific Southwest Area (Los Angeles) from 1995 to 2000 and the Northwest Area (Seattle) from 1991 to 1995. From 2000 until his retirement, Mr. Freer was one of 20 members on the Ernst & Young Americas Executive Board in New York, which is responsible for governance and strategy, and one of 12 members of the Americas Operations Committee. He also served as Americas Vice-Chair with lead responsibility for all aspects of the firm's over 35,000 employees, including compensation, technical and other training, policies, culture, retention and development. Mr. Freer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Washington University.
James P. Geyer
Mr. Geyer joined our Board in May 2007. Mr. Geyer is Vice President North America of Stonegate Agricom Ltd., a TSX- listed mineral development company, and President of its wholly-owned subsidiary Paris Hills Agricom Inc. Mr. Geyer originally joined Stonegate in September 2010. From February 1997 to August 2010, he was Senior Vice President of Gold Reserve Inc., a publicly-traded gold exploration and development company. He has been a director of Gold Reserve Inc. since February 1997. From 1987 to 1997, he held various management and operations positions with Pegasus Gold Corporation, the latest being Vice President, Operations. From 1975 to 1987, he held various positions with AMAX Inc. Mr. Geyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Geyer has 39 years of experience in the mining business.
Thomas J. O'Neil
Mr. O'Neil joined our Board in January 2008. Mr. O'Neil has served as a director of Luna Gold Corp. since 2008. Mr. O'Neil was a director of Fording Inc., a publicly-traded coal mining company, from 2003 until October 2008, and has served in senior executive positions at major mining companies including Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., where he was President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2003, Executive Vice President, Operations from 1994 to 1999 and Senior Vice President, Technical from 1991 to 1994. From 1985 to 1991, he served in senior positions with Cyprus Minerals Company, including: Copperstone Project Manager, Cyprus Gold; Vice President, Cyprus Gold Australia; Vice President and General Manager, Cyprus Sierrita; and Vice President, Engineering and Development, Cyprus Copper. From 1981 to 1985, he was Manager, New Business Development, Amoco Metals Company. Mr. O'Neil obtained a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering with a minor in Finance from the University of Arizona in 1972 and subsequently was a Professor and Head of the University's Department of Mining and Geological Engineering. While on the faculty of the University of Arizona, he consulted for a wide variety of clients, including the mining industry, U.S. Government and Native American tribes on taxation, royalties and mine evaluation.