Warwick Morley-Jepson

Warwick Morley-Jepson

Independent Chairman

Board and Committee Membership

  • Audit
  • Compensation and Human Resources
  • Technical, Safety and Sustainability

Mr. Morley-Jepson has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining industry, within operations, project and business development in the precious metal sector. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation from October 2014 to December 2016, and as Senior Vice President, Operations, and Vice President and Regional Vice President - Russia, between October 2009 and October 2014. Prior to joining Kinross, Mr. Morley-Jepson served as Chief Executive Officer of SUN Gold, a privately-held gold mining company with interests in Russia and Kazakhstan. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Barrick Africa, Barrick Platinum South Africa and three Russian-based companies in the Barrick group, and spent several years with Placer Dome leading their South African project and business development efforts. He graduated in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering (HND) at the Technicon Witwatersrand now part of the University of Johannesburg. He has undertaken a number of technical, managerial and financial programs during his career, most notably the ‘Management Development Program’ at Graduate School of Business, Cape Town University and ‘Management in the Mining Industry’ at Witwatersrand School of Business, University of the Witwatersrand. Most recently (Feb 2012), Finance for Senior Executives at Harvard Business School.

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Duncan Middlemiss

Duncan Middlemiss

President & Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director

Mr. Middlemiss is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Wesdome, he was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (“SAS”) until its acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. in January 2016. Mr. Middlemiss joined SAS in July 2008 as General Manager and Vice President Operations, later assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2013. He earned a B. Sc. in mining engineering at Queen’s University in 1989 and worked for Inco Limited (now Vale Canada Limited) as Mine Design Engineer until 1995. At that time, he joined Barrick Gold Inc. at their Holt-McDermott Mine, where he held the position of Chief Mine Engineer. In 2002 he joined Foxpoint Resources (now Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.) where he was instrumental in overseeing the rehabilitation, development, and commencement of production at the Macassa Mine beginning as Engineering & Production Manager, and later as Mine Manager. Mr. Middlemiss is a native of Kirkland Lake, Ontario and has extensive experience in the mining of gold deposits in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt.

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Charles Main

Charles Main

Independent Director

Board Committee Membership

  • Audit Committee (Chair)
  • Compensation and Human Resources

Mr. Main has over 30 years’ of experience in the finance and mining industries. Most recently he was Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Yamana Gold Inc. from August 2003 to March 2017. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. Main held the principal positions of Director of Corporate Development of Newmont Capital Corporation and Vice President of Normandy Mining Limited and Outokumpu Mines Ltd, Vice President, Finance of TVX Gold, and was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers for 10 years. Mr. Main is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and Canada. Mr. Main holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

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Nadine Miller

Nadine Miller

Independent Director

Board and Committee Membership

  • Audit
  • Governance and Nominating (Chair)
  • Technical, Safety and Sustainability

Nadine is a professional engineer with 19 years of experience in engineering design and project management in the mining and transportation industries. Ms. Miller is currently the Vice President of Project Development at JDS Energy and Mining.  She also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director for OMAI Gold Mines, a Canadian gold exploration company, and a Strategic Advisor at Awz Ventures Inc., a venture capital fund.

Prior to joining JDS, Nadine worked primarily on tailings projects before transitioning to business development.  She led the Business Development departments for two of the worlds largest engineering consulting firms Toronto Offices: Bantrel with the backing of Bantrel’s parent company, Bechtel; SNC-Lavalin’s Mining and Metallurgy. Nadine is a strong advocate on issues pertaining to women in engineering and received the 2017 Leading Women Building Communities Award for her work in this area.

Nadine graduated from the University of Oxford, Saïd School of Business, with an MBA focused on finance and strategy; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (specializing in geotechnical engineering); and has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto in Mineral and Geological Engineering.

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Brian Skanderbeg

Brian Skanderbeg

Independent Director

Board Committee Membership

  • Compensation and Human Resources
  • Technical, Safety and Sustainability (Chair)

Mr. Skanderbeg has been President and CEO of GFG Resources Inc. since July 2016. Previously, he was President and CEO of Claude Resources Inc. which was acquired by Silver Standard Resources Inc. for $337 million. He previously worked for Goldcorp, Inco Ltd. and Helio Resources, holding positions in both exploration and operations. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba and an M.Sc. from Rhodes University, South Africa. He brings extensive experience in the exploration and evaluation of gold systems, operational management, cost and asset optimization and strategic analysis.

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Edie Thome

Edie Thome

Independent Director

Board Committee Membership

  • Governance and Nominating
  • Technical, Safety and Sustainability

Ms. Thome was most recently the President & Chief Executive Officer of The Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) in Vancouver, B.C. Prior to that appointment, as the Director - Environment, Permitting and Compliance, Aboriginal Relations and Public Affairs at BC Hydro, she was responsible for permitting and compliance, Aboriginal relations and government/public affairs for the ~$9b Site C Clean Energy Project. Her management experience also includes over four years as Vice President, Customer Service, Airport Operations and Corporate Communications for Harmony Airways.

Ms. Thome brings a wealth of senior leadership experience in government relations, governance, environmental permitting and compliance as well as on-the-ground experience working with stakeholders, First Nations and indigenous groups, elected officials and land owners on projects and operations in the natural resource sector. Ms. Thome is currently completing the ICD-Rotmans Directors Education Program and holds an Architectural Technology diploma as well as a BFA from The University of Alberta.

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Bill Washington

Bill Washington

Independent Director

Board Committee Membership

  • Audit
  • Compensation and Human Resources (Chair)
  • Governance and Nominating

Mr. Washington was the Head of Global Mining & Metals at National Bank Financial Markets from July 2011 until his retirement from the firm at the end of 2015. He joined National Bank as part of the acquisition of Wellington West Capital Markets where he had served as the Head of Investment Banking since August 2004. Prior to joining Wellington, and always focused exclusively on the mining sector, Bill worked as an investment banker at National Bank Financial/First Marathon, Gordon Capital and Lancaster Financial/TD Securities from 1994. Prior to entering investment banking he worked as a civil engineer on major infrastructure projects in the U.K., Spain and Hong Kong for six years. Bill holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of British Columbia, is a Chartered Civil Engineer in the UK and has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario (Ivey).

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