Mr. Berzins joined the Company in June 2014 as the Assistant General Manager of the Mt. Milligan Mine, and in August 2014, Mr. Berzins was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Mt. Milligan Mine. He has over 35 years of progressive experience in open pit and underground gold, copper, oil sands, and coal mining, with responsibilities in mine design, mine supervision, mine maintenance, human resources, environmental compliance, and management. Prior to joining Thompson Creek, Mr. Berzins served as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and a director of San Gold Corporation, a gold mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mr. Berzins served as the Chief Operating Officer of San Gold since May 2008. Previously, he held senior management positions with Sherwood Copper, Albian Sands Energy Inc., and Suncor Energy Inc. and served as General Manager of several gold mines, including Harmony Gold (Canada) Inc., Echo Bay Mining (Lupin Operations), and Miramar Mining Corp. (Con Mine). Mr. Berzins is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He received a B.S. in Mining Engineering from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.