Board of Directors
President and CEO
Judy Baker has 25 years of experience in capital markets including equity analysis, restructuring, fund management, and mineral exploration and mining company activity. Ms. Baker serves on the board of directors of Nemaska Lithium and Argo Gold. Ms. Baker holds an Honours B.Sc. Geological Engineering in Mineral Resources Exploration from Queen’s University (1990) and an M.B.A. from Ivey Business School (1995).
From June 2011 to January 2014, Ms. Baker was the CEO, a director and the founder of Superior Copper where $3.5 M in capital was raised for copper exploration at the Coppercorp Mine Project in Ontario and the Rivière Doré Project in Quebec. Previous to this, Ms. Baker was a consultant for American Lithium Minerals and was responsible for acquiring the Borate Hills boron lithium project in Nevada and having Japan Oil (JOGMEC) invest $4 M to drill the 350 M ton project and advance it through the pre-feasibility stage. From September 2007 to June 2009, Ms. Baker was the President, CEO, a director and the founder of Canada Lithium. Ms. Baker was instrumental in restructuring the prior company debt, raising $8 M in capital and strategically positioning the company in lithium business; including acquiring the Quebec Lithium project and initiating lithium exploration in the Great Basin of the United States.
Mr. Storey is a Certified Professional/Management Accountant and Business Analyst with over 25 years of private and public entity accounting experience. He brings a solid background of financial expertise, operational and business experience to Argo Gold, including financial reporting, restructuring, acquisitions, strategic planning, treasury and risk management. Prior to joining Argo Gold, Mr. Storey held senior financial positions in a number of publicly traded, international companies, including Dundee Corp., Vinci S.A., Caterpillar Inc. and Dundee Precious Metals. Mr. Storey attended The University of Toronto and obtained his professional designations in the early 1990's.
Mr. Olmsted is currently the CFO for Superior Gold Inc. Previously he served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at IAMGOLD Corp. and was responsible for the company’s M&A and divestiture program.
Mr. Olmsted holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mining Engineering and an MBA from Queen’s University.
Mr. Irwin is Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Argo Gold. Mr. Irwin has 18 years of experience in securities and corporate/commercial law.
Frederick William (Bill) Nielsen
Mr. Nielsen has 35 years of experience in mineral exploration and mine development. Mr. Nielsen is the past President and CEO of Kombat Copper and past VP Exploration for Crocodile Gold and Nevsun Resources.
George S. Langdon
Mr. Langton has 25 years of experience in exploration and development for oil and gas.
Rahim Kassim-Lakha is the founder and principal of Blue Sail Capital, Inc, a Toronto based corporate development and consulting firm. Mr. Kassim-Lakha brings a wealth of experience with a unique combination of 16 years of Canadian capital markets experience combined with 7 years of U.S. buy-side training focused on portfolio management.
Mr. Kassim-Lakha has held senior management positions with Canadian banks and boutiques and is a graduate of Brown University.