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Directors

John Armstrong

Director

Member of Audit Committee, Member of Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

John Armstrong is an accomplished business leader having spent many years with BMO Financial Group. Most recently, he held the position of Deputy Head of Investment Banking, BMO Capital Markets where he was responsible for shaping and executing the firm's investment banking strategy across its various industry verticals, and delivering corporate finance (equity underwriting, debt underwriting and corporate lending) and advisory solutions to clients. As one of BMO Capital Markets' senior most executives, Mr. Armstrong was a member of its executive committee and various capital commitment committees. He was also a member of BMO Financial Group's Performance Committee and its Leadership Council for Diversity & Inclusion. Prior to his role as Deputy Head of Investment Banking, John was Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, BMO Capital Markets where he was responsible for the firm’s full-suite of M&A advisory services, including advising on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, buyouts, valuations, fairness opinions, governance and shareholder activism. Mr. Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and an MBA with Honours from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.


Jason Attew

President, CEO & Director

Jason Attew is a mining industry veteran who has dedicated 25 years to the mining sector. Mr. Attew most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer at Goldcorp where, in addition to leading the finance and investor relations operations, he was responsible for Goldcorp’s corporate development and strategy culminating in the $32 billion merger with Newmont. Mr. Attew has extensive capital markets experience from his time in investment banking with the BMO Global Metals and Mining Group where he was at the forefront of structuring and raising significant growth capital as well as advising on both formative and transformational mergers and acquisitions for corporations that have become industry leaders over the past two decades. Mr. Attew is also on the board of directors of Evolution Mining and the Food Stash Foundation, a Vancouver-based non-profit whose mission is to create food & nutritional security for local residents. He holds a Master of Business Administration, Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of British Columbia.


Zara Boldt, CPA, CGA

Director

Chair of Audit Committee, Member of Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

Ms. Boldt is a professional accountant (CPA, CGA) with over twenty years of progressively senior financial leadership roles with public companies in the mineral exploration and development industry. Ms. Boldt is currently the CFO and Corporate Secretary of Lucara Diamond Corp., a mining company, since April, 2018. Ms. Boldt has also served as CFO and Corporate Secretary of Strongbow Exploration Inc., a Canadian mineral exploration company and Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary of Kaminak, where she was responsible for corporate due diligence and the negotiation, documentation and execution of a plan of arrangement for an acquisition transaction valued at $520 million. Prior to Kaminak, Ms. Boldt served as the Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Stornoway Diamond Corporation where she was a member of the senior management team responsible for arranging financing in excess of $900 million for the development of the Renard Project in Quebec.


Ron Clayton

Director

Chair of Technical, Health, Safety & Environment Committee, Member of Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

Ron Clayton is a seasoned mining executive with over 40 years of mine operating experience and led the construction of the Escobal mine for Tahoe Resources. Mr. Clayton joined Tahoe as the first Chief Operating Officer in March 2010, was appointed President in March 2014 and was further appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2016, serving until June 2018. Prior to joining Tahoe, Mr. Clayton was Senior Vice President, Operations, and the General Manager of several underground mines for Hecla Mining. He also held the position of Vice President, Operations with Stillwater Mining and a number of engineering and operations management positions with Climax Molybdenum and Homestake Mining. Mr. Clayton earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is a graduate of the Tuck School of Business Executive Program at Dartmouth College.


Cassandra Joseph

Director

Chair of Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, Member of Compensation Committee

Cassandra Joseph has more than 20 years of legal experience with a focus on mining and metals, environmental and corporate law. She has diverse experience delivering practical legal advice in both public and private sectors. Ms. Joseph currently serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Nevada Copper and previously served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer for Tahoe Resources. Ms. Joseph serves as the Chair of Cypress Development Corp., a lithium exploration company, since June 2021 and serves as a Director of Bunker Hill Mining, since November 2020. Prior to her work as in-house counsel for mining companies, she was a Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Nevada Attorney General’s Office and a partner at Watson Rounds LLP. Ms. Joseph holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of law and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.


D. Bruce McLeod, P.Eng.

Director

Member of Audit Committee, Member of Technical, Health, Safety & Environment Committee

Bruce McLeod is a Mining Engineer with over 35 years of experience across the mining industry, from exploration through discovery, development, construction, and operations. He has had an executive role with Sabina since early 2015 where has led the company in all areas including the addition of significant gold reserves through exploration, the completion of successively more value-added feasibility studies and the successful permitting and garnering of government and community support for the Back River gold deposit.  Mr. McLeod has also raised for over $1Billion for the exploration, development and construction of Back River, one of the highest-grade gold deposits in construction today. Mr. McLeod has held senior executive positions at several mining companies including Sherwood Copper Corp., Mercator Minerals Ltd. Stornoway Diamond Corporation, and the Northair Group.  Mr. Mcleod was an independent member of the boards of Kaminak Gold Corporation, Palmerejo Silver and Gold Corp., and Ariane Gold Corp. before their successful acquisitions by major mining companies.  He is currently an independent board member of Gold Standard Ventures Corp.. Mr. McLeod was the co recipient of AMEBC’s EA Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2009 and primarily focuses on project development, strategic planning, and financing activities. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mining Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.


Alex Morrison, CPA, CA

Director

Chair of Board of Directors, Member of Audit Committee, Member of Compensation Committee

Alex Morrison is a mining executive and Chartered Professional Accountant with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Morrison has held Director and senior executive positions with a number of mining companies, most recently serving as a Director of Detour Gold until December 2018 and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Franco-Nevada from 2007 to 2010. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Morrison held increasingly senior positions at Newmont, including Vice President, Operations Services and Vice President, Information Technology. Prior to that, Mr. Morrison was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NovaGold Resources, Vice President and Controller of Homestake Mining and held senior financial positions at Phelps Dodge and Stillwater Mining. Mr. Morrison began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Trinity Western University.


William E. Threlkeld, M.Sc., B.Sc.

Director

Chair of Compensation Committee, Member of Technical, Health, Safety & Environment Committee

William Threlkeld is a seasoned mining executive with over 35 years of mine operating experience. Since 2001, he has been a Senior Vice President of Seabridge Gold where he is responsible for, among other things, designing and executing exploration and resource delineation programs. From 1997 to 2000, he was Vice President, Exploration for Greenstone Resources, responsible for resource delineation on three Central American gold deposits and development of an organization and strategy to identify new mineral investments. From 1991 to 1997, he was a Vice President and Exploration Manager at Placer Dome where he was responsible for its exploration activity and investment in South America. Mr. Threlkeld obtained a Master of Science in Economic Geology from the University of Western Ontario.


Lisa Wade, M.Sc.

Director

Member of Compensation Committee, Member of Technical, Health, Safety & Environment Committee

Lisa Wade is an environmental engineer with over 25 years experience in environmental and social aspects of all phases of mining including exploration, permitting, development, operation and reclamation & closure.  She has held senior management roles at Goldcorp Inc. and Newmont including Vice President Environmental, Reclamation & Closure.  For ten years she worked internationally in Latin America developing new mining projects in consultation with governments and local and indigenous communities, including at Newmont’s Yanacocha Mine in Peru and Goldcorp’s projects and operations in Mexica and Central & South America.  She has worked in both the United States and Canada in key mining districts including Nevada, Arizona, California, Ontario, B.C., and the Yukon.  She currently owns and operates a property development and management company.  Ms. Wade holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree from Montana Tech in Butte, Montana.