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Foran brings together a skilled local workforce and strong global leadership team committed to innovation, hard work, and success.

Directors

Mr. Myerson, previously head of Glencore’s Canadian zinc business, has vast global experience in the metals and mining sector; including refined metal and concentrates trading, mining and smelting operations, and capital markets. Before joining Glencore, Mr. Myerson worked for Morgan Stanley in their Equity Capital Markets team based out of Sydney, Australia. He holds a Master of Finance degree from the Queensland University of Technology.

Mr. Tagami joined the Board of Directors in 2011 and has over 40 years’ experience in mining development and operations. Mr. Tagami holds a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a Professional Engineer with APEGBC. During his career, has played a significant role in the metallurgical and project management of numerous open pit, underground and heap leach projects worldwide.

Mr. Tagami is the Technical Ambassador at TSX-listed Wheaton Precious Metals, the largest metals streaming company in the world. Previously, he held the positions of President and CEO, with Keegan Resources Inc. and Senior Project Manager (Onca Puma Project) with Canico Resource Corp. (acquired by CVRD in 2005). Mr. Tagami served on the Board of Brett Resources Inc. (acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. in 2010) and currently sits on the Board of Maple Gold Mines Ltd.

Committees:  Environmental, Health & Safety (Chair), Audit & Risk, Governance and Corporate Compensation

Mr. Morcombe joined the Board of Directors in mid-2010 and was appointed Chairman shortly thereafter. Mr. Morcombe has more than 20 years of international experience in a variety of roles in in the natural resource sector. This includes over 10 years in senior roles with Normandy Mining and Newmont Mining Corporation in the areas of financing, treasury, mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Morcombe is the founder of Springtide Capital Pty. Ltd., a private investment company specializing in micro-cap listed companies, venture capital and resource-oriented companies. He was Chairman and a major shareholder of European Gold Refineries SA, Europe’s largest gold refinery, and Director of AGR Matthey, one of the world’s largest gold refineries. He retired from this position in 2008 and these businesses are now owned by Newmont Mining Corporation. Mr. Morcombe is a major shareholder of several public companies.

Mr. Petroff joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and has over 30 years’ experience in the mining and investment industry, including holding senior management and financial positions with several prominent, publicly-traded mining companies and working in Investment Banking with a major Canadian investment dealer.

Mr. Petroff was previously President, CEO and Director of Jaguar Mining Inc. From early 2009 until its acquisition by Nyrstar NV in mid-2011, he held the role of President, CEO, and Director of zinc producer Breakwater Resources Ltd. Mr. Petroff, who holds a B. Math from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, also sits on the Board of Pancontinental Gold Corporation.

Committees: Audit & Risk (Chair), Environmental, Health & Safety, Governance & Corporate Compensation

The Honourable Wayne G. Wouters, PC, OC, brings extensive experience, strategic insight, and expertise to Foran, developed over his distinguished career in public service, including five years as Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada.

Mr. Wouters has deep roots in Saskatchewan. He was born and raised in the province, and he began his public sector career in 1977 with the provincial government. He served as Director of the Energy Policy Branch in the Department of Mineral Resources in the Government of Saskatchewan before then serving for multiple decades in various roles within the Federal Government of Canada. During his tenure, Mr. Wouters held various appointments including Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Deputy Minister of Labour, and Secretary to the Treasury Board before being appointed as the Clerk of the Privy Council in 2009. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2017, in recognition of his many years as a dedicated and insightful public servant.

Mr. Wouters received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in economics from the University of Saskatchewan as well as a Master of Arts in economics from Queen’s University. Mr. Wouters also sits on the Boards of Champion Iron Ltd., Blackberry Ltd., and Canadian Utilities Ltd.

Mr. Wouters currently holds the position of Strategic and Policy Advisor with McCarthy Tetrault, LLP.

Committees: Governance & Corporate Compensation (Chair), Audit & Risk, Environmental, Health & Safety

Management

Mr. Myerson, previously head of Glencore’s Canadian zinc business, has vast global experience in the metals and mining sector; including refined metal and concentrates trading, mining and smelting operations, and capital markets. Before joining Glencore, Mr. Myerson worked for Morgan Stanley in their Equity Capital Markets team based out of Sydney, Australia. He holds a Master of Finance degree from the Queensland University of Technology.

Mr. Bernier has over 25 years of operational experience gained from a series of progressively senior roles across mine design, project development, and production management at various operations in Canada.

Before joining Foran, Mr. Bernier was the Canadian Country Manager for Pan American Silver Corp. responsible for managing its multiple operations in the Timmins Region. Mr. Bernier held positions as Project Manager, Mine Manager, and then General Manager of the Bell Creek Complex, preceding its acquisition by Pan American Silver Corp. in 2019. Prior to this, Mr. Bernier was the General Manager of Dumas Contracting Ltd., where he provided leadership over mine contracting services for companies including Alamos Gold, Glencore, Vale and Goldcorp (now Newmont). Mr. Bernier has also held management level roles at several operations across North America, including mines owned by FNX Mining Company (now KGHM International), Xstrata Nickel (now Glencore), Falconbridge Ltd. (now Glencore), and Placer Dome North (now Newmont).

Mr. Steels is a corporate finance and capital markets professional in the metals and mining sector and specializes in valuations, risk management, financings, strategic initiatives, transaction structuring and equity investments. Mr. Steels was most recently a Metals & Mining Specialist in the Institutional Equity Group at Canaccord Genuity Inc. where he built strong relationships with the natural resource investment and corporate communities. He previously held executive positions at the Augusta Group and in equity research at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets. Mr. Steels began his professional career at KPMG LLP. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Mr. Lamarche has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry in both technical services and operational capacities. He is a seasoned leader who has managed large teams across multiple jurisdictions in Canada, including established operations and new projects. Prior to joining Foran, Mr. Lamarche was the Head of Mines/Mills Technical Services for Vale’s Canadian operations which included the Ontario, Manitoba and Labrador sites. In this role, he was responsible for the mine design and planning, geology, in-mine exploration, seismic risk management, technical
services execution as well as mill technical support. He was also the Qualified Person for the MRMR disclosures and the owner of mine standards for the North Atlantic Operations. In addition, he was responsible for the deposition activities and geotechnical assurance for tailings dams at the Canadian operations.

Mr. Lamarche also possesses valuable operational experience having held the role of Mine Manager at Vale’s Coleman Mine and at the Totten Mine, where he was also responsible for operational readiness as it transitioned from project phase into an operating plant. Prior to joining Vale in 2006, he was a mining engineering consultant for SRK in Wales, UK after having started his career as an EIT at the Kidd Mining Operations.

Gilbert is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and holds an Applied Science degree in Mining Engineering from Laurentian University.

Kirsten Ketilson is a positive, passionate leader with over 20 years of experience managing and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams in dynamic, fast-paced environments. A Professional Agrologist and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with a Master of Science degree, Kirsten has an advanced understanding of carbon reduction and management strategies and implementation, the regulatory environment in Saskatchewan and Canada for mining, and governance and reporting of ESG to varying stakeholders. Prior to joining Foran, Kirsten was the Manager Environmental Affairs at Cameco Corporation. Kirsten believes in being the change you want to see in the world and has lived in a net zero emissions house in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan since 2015.

Mr. March has almost 25 years of progressive exploration and project management experience, focused mainly on the design, implementation and supervision of advanced exploration programs. In his prior role as Senior Project Geologist at Cumberland Resources, Mr. March spent 11 years as part of the team responsible for the completion of prefeasibility and feasibility level studies for the Meadowbank Gold Project, including resource increases from 0.8 million to over 4 million ounces of gold. He has multi-commodity exploration experience and has held positions with Inco, Redfern Resources, Lac Minerals and the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Mines and Energy.

Mr. March has extensive experience integrating exploration with geotechnical, metallurgical and environmental programs for project development, and is using this background to advance the exploration and development of the McIlvenna Bay Project.

Mr. March is a Professional Geoscientist with the PEGNL and holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) from Memorial University.

Advisory Board

Brad Wall has over 20 years of political experience and served as the 14th Premier of Saskatchewan from November 2007 to February 2018. During his 10-year tenure as Premier, Mr. Wall guided the province through a period of strong economic growth, record infrastructure investment, export expansion, and population growth, in addition to helping the province earn its first ever AAA credit rating in 2014. Mr. Wall is a special advisor at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and serves on the Boards of Whitecap Resources Inc., Maxim Power Corp. and NexGen Energy Ltd.

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