Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Loughrey is currently the Chairman of our Board of Directors and has been our Chief Executive Officer since December 1, 2006. In this capacity, Mr. Loughrey has overseen the activities of our Company since our acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company (now Thompson Creek Metals Company USA) in 2006. Under his leadership, we were listed on the New York Stock Exchange in November of 2007 and achieved record revenues of $1 billion in 2008. From 2005 until 2006, Mr. Loughrey served as the President of Thompson Creek Metals Company and as such was responsible for all of the Thompson Creek operations. From 1998 until 2005, he served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of such company. Mr. Loughrey also served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for First Dynasty Mines Ltd. and Cyprus Minerals Company. Mr. Loughrey was responsible for complex legal matters including several major acquisitions, listing Cyprus on the New York Stock Exchange, and the 1993 merger of Cyprus with AMAX Inc. Mr. Loughrey has over 30 years of experience in the mining business. Mr. Loughrey holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University and a law degree from the University of Houston. We believe Mr. Loughrey's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his CEO experience leading a large, international organization and his extensive knowledge of the mining industry.
Timothy J. Haddon
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. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alacer Gold Corp., a gold mining company listed on the Toronto and Australian stock exchanges. He has been director of Alacer Gold (previously named Anatolia Minerals Development Limited) since September 1998 and Chairman from May 2003 to February 2011 and again since August 2011. Since April 2010, Mr. Haddon has also served as a director of International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. From August 2006 until September 2007, Mr. Haddon also 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 in the CEO role and as a director of publicly traded companies since 1989. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. We believe Mr. Haddon's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his CEO experience and his service with numerous public mining, development and exploration companies.
Denis C. Arsenault
Mr. Arsenault has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd. 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 companies: Alliance Grain Traders Inc. (since 2004), MBAC Fertilizer Corp. (since 2009), Rockcliff Resources Inc. (since 2006) and Stonegate Agricom Ltd. (since 2008). From 2006 until 2009, Mr. Arsenault served as the Chief Financial Officer of Central Sun Mining Inc. (formerly Glencairn Gold Corporation). Prior thereto, from 2001 to 2006, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Orbus Pharma Inc. Mr. Arsenault began his career with KPMG in 1981, later joining Maclean Hunter Ltd.'s Key Radio Limited. In 1985, he founded Wasserman Arsenault, Chartered Accountants, and in 1995, he became Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Mond Industries (Trailmobile Canada Ltd.). Mr. Arsenault holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. Mr. Arsenault is a Chartered Accountant with more than 27 years of experience. We believe Mr. Arsenault's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his significant financial and accounting experience, including in the mining industry, and his extensive service on other boards.
Carol T. Banducci
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 previously assumed responsibility for information technology. IAMGOLD is a mid-tier gold mining company listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. 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 Ressources SA, a French company focused on precious metal royalties listed on the Euronext in Paris. Ms. Banducci was engaged as a consultant from 2004 through October 2005, where she used her extensive financial experience and advised companies on their restructuring needs. 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. We believe Ms. Banducci's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include her more than 20 years of financial management and strategic leadership experience with leading global companies, including other mining companies.
James L. Freer
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 a significant 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 people focus on its 35,000 people, 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. We believe Mr. Freer's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his significant financial, accounting and management experience.
James P. Geyer
Mr. Geyer is Vice President North America of Stonegate Agricom Ltd., a Toronto stock exchange 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. 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 38 years of experience in the mining business. We believe Mr. Geyer's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience in the mining industry and his service as an executive officer and director for a public mineral development company.
Thomas J. O'Neil
Mr. O'Neil has served as a director of Luna Gold Corp. since 2008. Mr. O'Neil was, from 2003 until October 2008, a director of Fording Inc. 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. We believe Mr. O'Neil's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience in the mining industry and his service with other mining companies.