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Board of Directors

Ari Sussman

Ari Sussman

Executive Chairman of the Board

Ari Sussman

Executive Chairman of the Board

Having dedicated the majority of his career to the natural resources industry, Ari Sussman currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Collective Mining Inc., a mineral exploration company focused on acquiring and developing mining projects in Colombia. From 2010 until March of 2020, Mr. Sussman was the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Continental Gold Inc. Under Mr. Sussman's leadership, the Company raised almost $1 billion and discovered more than 11 million ounces of high-grade gold and silver at the Buriticá project in Antioquia, Colombia. After completing construction of the mine in early 2020, the Company was sold to Zijin Mining, one of the world's largest diversified mining companies, for total consideration of approximately C$2 billion. Today, the world-class Buriticá mine, is the most modern and largest operating gold mine in Colombia with annual production expected to be more than 300,000 ounces of gold. Mr. Sussman was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and is married with three children.

Ken Thomas, P.Eng

Ken Thomas, P.Eng

Lead Director (Independent)

Ken Thomas, P.Eng

Lead Director (Independent)

Dr. Thomas is President of Ken Thomas & Assoc. Inc. since 2012 and was formerly Senior Vice-President, Projects at Kinross Gold Corporation from 2009 to 2012. Prior to Kinross, Dr. Thomas was Global Managing Director and a Board Director at Hatch, for 6 years, a multinational engineering company providing project and construction management services to the metals, infrastructure and energy sectors. From 2003 to 2005, he was Chief Operating Officer at Crystallex International and earlier in his career, spent 14 years at Barrick Gold Corporation, including as Senior Vice-President, Technical Services. Dr. Thomas has a M.Sc. Management from Imperial College, London, U.K. and a Ph.D., Project Execution, from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He is a Past President and a Fellow of The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (the “Institute”). In 1999 & 2001, the Institute awarded Dr. Thomas the Airey Award and Selwyn G. Blaylock Medal, respectively, for advancement in international mine design. Dr. Thomas has previously served as a director for Avalon Advanced Materials, Cardinal Resources Limited, DRA Global and was the former lead director of Continental Gold.

María Constanza García Botero, MA

María Constanza García Botero, MA

Director (Independent)

María Constanza García Botero, MA

Director (Independent)

Maria Constanza has extensive experience in Colombian mining, infrastructure, energy, urban development and public finance. Over her career, Maria has held high-level positions within government agencies, multilateral development institutions and private companies. While working within the Colombian government, Maria has served as the President of the Colombian National Mining Agency (ANM), the Deputy Minister of Transport Infrastructure, and held various leadership and advisory positions across the National Planning Department, the Hydrocarbons Agency and the Ministry of Finance of Colombia. As part of the private sector, Maria was the Director of International Cooperation for Agriteam, an international consultancy group funded by the Government of Canada in order to advance governance in extractive industries in Colombia, as well as having held manager positions at CEMEX Colombia, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank (Washington DC) in areas such as infrastructure, housing, urban development, municipal finance, and urbanism. Maria holds outstanding academic credentials as an industrial engineer from Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia with masters’ degrees in urban and regional planning, as well as in public administration from Ohio State University (USA), and graduate level degrees in economics and public administration from Universidad de los Andes.

Paul Murphy, B.Comm, CA

Paul Murphy, B.Comm, CA

Director (Independent)

Paul Murphy, B.Comm, CA

Director (Independent)

Paul Murphy was a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1981 to 2010 including serving as National Mining Leader from 2004 to 2010. Throughout his career, Mr. Murphy has worked primarily in the resource sector, with a client list that includes major international oil and gas, and mining companies. His professional experience includes financial reporting controls, operational effectiveness, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and SEC reporting issues, financing, valuation, and taxation as they pertain to the mining sector. He was previously a Director of Continental Gold until its acquisition in March 2020, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Guyana Goldfields from 2010 to 2018, and Chief Financial Officer of Guyana Precious Metals from 2012 to 2018. Mr. Murphy obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and his Chartered Accountant designation in 1975.

Aswath Mehra

Aswath Mehra

Director (Independent)

Aswath Mehra

Director (Independent)

Mr. Mehra is a seasoned executive with 35 years of global experience in the minerals industry. Mr. Mehra is an economist by training and received his BSc (Econ) in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics. He is the CEO of the ASTOR Group, a private investment and advisory business, working in the fields of mining, technology, biotech and real estate. He spent many years in the commodity trading and mining business as well as owning, buying and selling companies. He is a director of several companies, both public and private in both executive and non-executive roles. He also devotes significant time to non-profit activities in the fields of education and healthcare. Most recently, Mr. Mehra was Executive Chairman of GT Gold, a company he founded and sold to Newmont Corporation generating a significant return to GT Gold shareholders. 

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