Management

Joseph A. Carrabba

CEO, President and Director

Mr. Carrabba has been a director and our President and CEO since November 27, 2019. Mr. Carrabba has been a director of NioCorp Developments Ltd., a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, since December 2014. Mr. Carrabba is also a director of other publicly traded companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

 His background includes leading an oil and gas exploration company with projects in Brazil; an international mining and natural resources company from 2005 until his retirement in 2013; various leadership roles at Rio Tinto, a global mining company; and directorships in other resource and energy companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Capital University and an MBA from Frostburg State University in Maryland. 

Mr. Carrabba’s qualification to serve as President, CEO and a member of our Board of Directors is based upon his years of leadership and executive experience in publicly traded companies in the mining and materials processing industries.

Gary Arca

CFO

Mr. Arca is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and British Columbia Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants since 1980. Mr. Arca was a partner with two separate public accounting firms from 1996 to December 2005. Mr. Arca has extensive experience dealing with public companies and, since 2005, has served as a director of many publicly traded resource companies. Mr. Arca is directly responsible for the corporate, regulatory and governance of Starcore along with the daily financial operations of the min

Elaine J. Dorward-King

Director

Ms. Dorward-King, Ph.D, has been a director of the Company since February 18, 2020. Ms. Dorward-King is a senior executive with 25 years of leadership and management experience in strategy development and implementation of sustainable development, safety, health and environmental risk management for the mining, chemical/agricultural and engineering industries. 

She is currently (since June 2019) an Executive Vice-President, Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy with Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (“Newmont”) and is a member of Newmont’s Executive Leadership Team. Previously (2013 to 2019) she was an Executive Vice-President, Sustainability and External Relations with Newmont. Prior to that, she held several executive positions with Rio Tinto, in South Africa, London, and the United States. Ms. Dorward-King holds a B.Sc. from Maryville College in Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Colorado State University. Ms. Dorward-King is not an employee of the Company; and, in her capacity as a director, and member of the Audit Committee, will dedicate approximately 10% of her time to the affairs of the Company. Ms. Dorward-King is not subject to any written non-competition and confidentiality agreement with the Company.

Hon. Scott Brison

Director

The Honourable Scott Brison joined BMO as Vice-Chair, Investment & Corporate Banking in 2019. As an elected Member of Parliament, Mr. Brison served the constituency of Kings-Hants (Nova Scotia) who elected him to Canada’s House of Commons seven consecutive times over 21 years. During that time he served in government for seven years holding key roles, most recently as President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government from 2015 to 2019, Minister of Public Works and Government Services from 2004 to 2006, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada-U.S. relations from 2003 to 2004.

In May 2020, Mr. Brison became Dalhousie University’s eighth chancellor. Mr. Brison is a member of the Trilateral Commission and was named by the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland, as one of its "Young Global Leaders." In August 2010, he was awarded the Order of San Carlos by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe in recognition of his contributions to the CanadaColombia Free Trade Agreement.

Mr. Brison serves on the board of the Canada-China Business Council, the Dalhousie University Board of Governors, the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, CJPAC and previously served as Chairman of SeaFort Capital Inc. Mr. Brison earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University. He has completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government

Robert Eadie

Director

Mr. Eadie has been a director and President since December 2010, and Chief Executive Officer since March 2018. Mr. Eadie is a self-employed business owner, and is currently President, CEO and a director of Starcore International Mines Ltd., a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, since October 2003. Mr. Eadie is also a director and officer of several publicly traded companies listed on the Venture Exchange and the CSE. Mr. Eadie is not an employee of the Company, and, in his capacity as a director and member of the Audit Committee, will dedicate a minimum of 35% of his time to the affairs of the Company. Mr. Eadie is not currently subject to any written non-competition and confidentiality agreement with the Company.

Valéry Zamuner

Director

Ms. Zamuner holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Laval University and an MBA from the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University). A member of the Quebec Bar, Ms. Zamuner has more than 20 years of experience in international and domestic mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies. She has extensive experience in managing projects, negotiating deals and providing legal and business advice in a wide range of business industries, and is a member of the board of several public companies, providing an advisory role with respect to corporate law, executive compensation and corporate governance matters

Robert Gordon Power, LL.B

Director

Mr. Robert Gordon Power, LL.B, is an internationally ranked and former practicing lawyer. Currently, he is the CEO of Privateer Gold Ltd, a gold exploration company in British Columbia. Mr. Power has extensive experience serving on board positions with TSX-V listed companies that has included as Chair of Board and Special Committee member with companies such as Silk Road Resources, Euromax Resources and Bison Gold.

Mr. Power was also the Chair and President of Canada's largest charitable granting foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, where he saw charitable grants rise from $12 million to $100 million during his tenure. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for having made a significant contribution to Canada.

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