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).
Michael Farrant, CPA, CA, B.Comm.
Chief Financial Officer
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 24 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.
Pedro Villigran Garcia, B.Sc, MBA
Mr. Villigran Garcia is an Engineer and an MBA that has been involved in the mining industry for two decades. Mr. Villagran Garcia assists the company on various corporate fronts including the social media platform to generate market awareness.
David McDonald, CPA, CA
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.
George Langdon, B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD (Geology)
George S. Langdon is a petroleum geologist with over 30 years experience in the old and gas industry. He holds a doctorate in Earth Sciences from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the last 20 years he has been involved as a technical consultant and investor in building several junior public resource exploration companies, and was co-founder and President of Shoal Point Energy Ltd. from 2007 to 2013, as well as a director of Gulf Shores Resources from 2000 to 2016, and Contact Exploration from 2001 to 2008. He currently is also a Director of Relay Medical Corp., a medical diagnostics development company.
Mr. Wardrop has over 20 years business and real estate experience and understands the positive economic impact of the resource sector. He is a lawyer with Poulson Law, a law firm in Sudbury, Ontario and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
Mr. Armes has been the President of MinKap Resources Inc. since February of 2016. He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ALX Uranium Corp. (formerly, Lakeland Resources Inc.) from 2010 to 2016. Jonathan has provided corporate development and investor relations consulting services to both public and private mining exploration companies for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1993 with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.
Reinhard Schu has joined the board of directors. Mr. Schu is an international lawyer, investor and entrepreneur. He grew up in Germany, before moving to London in the mid-1990s. During his 23-year legal career he has spent time working in the UK, the USA, India and Japan working on corporate and finance transactions and negotiating commercial contracts. Mr. Schu has been an active investor in the precious metals and junior exploration and mining sectors for 20 years and has an extensive investor network in the UK. He has served on the boards of several investee companies. Mr. Schu will contribute his expertise in corporate governance, M&A transactions and investor communications to the Company.