Judy Baker, former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from May 2015 until January 2019, has agreed to serve as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Argo Gold. Ms. Baker has 25 years of experience in capital markets including equity analysis, restructuring, fund management, and mineral exploration and mining company activity. Judy Baker was also the founder of Superior Copper and Canada Lithium. 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).
Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”)
Mr. Farrant currently serves as President and CFO of New Break Resources Ltd., a private mineral exploration company exploring for gold in Timmins, Ontario and as an independent director of Talisker Gold Corp. Mr. Farrant has over 23 years’ experience in the gold mining industry, including President and CEO of Sierra Minerals Inc., a former TSX-listed Mexican gold producer, CFO of junior gold producers, VP Treasurer and Operations Controller of Kinross Gold Corporation and Corporate Controller of Barrick Gold Corporation. Mr. Farrant was co-founder, President and CEO of Commonwealth Silver and Gold Mining Inc., sold to Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. in 2015. Mr. Farrant received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University in 1992 and earned his CA in 1995 with Coopers & Lybrand.
Mr. McDonald currently serves as the CFO of McLaren Resources Inc. and CFO and director of Talisker Gold Corp., having over 13 years’ experience in the gold mining industry. Mr. McDonald spent several years working in public accounting until joining a junior mining team in 2006. Since that time Mr. McDonald has been CFO of a number of public and private junior mining companies. Mr. McDonald received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Laurentian University in 1982 and earned his CA in 1991 with Ernst & Young.