Peter Mah is a mining engineer with 30 years of global mining industry experience including gold, diamonds and base metals. He is a seasoned mining executive having well-rounded experience that includes President of Avanti Kitsault Mines Ltd., Chief Operating Officer of Alloycorp Mining Inc., Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Luna Gold Corp., and Group Executive, Newmont Mining Corp. At Newmont, he led the early stage exploration study teams defining over 15M oz of gold resources for development in Canada, Nevada, Ghana and Peru most notably were the Leeville underground mine expansion in Nevada and the new Subika underground mine in Ghana. His expertise includes management consulting, business transformation, strategic advisory, evaluations, project development and construction, underground and open pit operations management, executive leadership and corporate governance. He has a proven track record of building, transitioning and operating mines most notable of which were Newcrest Mining Ltd.’s Kencana Underground Mine in Indonesia which produced over 400,000 ounces of gold per annum and the Debeer’s Victor open pit diamond mine in Ontario where he was the Mine General Manager. In 2009, Peter’s Victor Mine Team was awarded the Mining Magazines international ‘Mine of the Year’ award. Mr. Mah holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering and a Master’s of Applied Science majoring in Rock Mechanics from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada.
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.