Mr. Panneton is a geologist with over 35 years of experience in domestic and international exploration and development in the gold mining industry. During his career, he has played a key role in the discovery and advancement of several gold deposits worldwide. He joined Gold Terra in October 2019.
Mr. Panneton was the founder, President and CEO of Detour Gold Corporation (2006-13), where under his leadership, the Detour Lake project grew over tenfold from 1.5 million ounces in resources to over 16 million ounces in reserves and brought into production in just over six years. Today, the Detour Lake mine ranks as one of the largest gold mines in Canada. Mr. Panneton raised approximately $2.6 billion in capital while at Detour Gold. Mr. Panneton and his Detour Gold team were the recipients of the PDAC 2011 Bill Dennis Award for Canadian mineral discoveries and prospecting success of the year.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Panneton spent 12 years at Barrick Gold Corporation (1994-2006), where for the last six years of his tenure, he was Director of Advanced Projects and Evaluations for the exploration and corporate development group. He was instrumental in advancing two gold projects towards production, Tulawaka and Buzwagi in Tanzania. Prior to Barrick Gold, he worked for Lac Minerals Ltd., Placer Dome Inc. and Vior-Mazarin Group.
Mr. Panneton has also been at the head of four other junior mining companies between 2014 and 2019; his last company, Gold matter Corporation, was acquired by Gold Terra in the fall of 2019.
Mr. Panneton received his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Montreal and his Master of Science in Geology from McGill University.
Mr. Suda is a financial services professional with 11 years of experience in capital markets including sales and trading, investment banking, marketing and corporate strategy. He joined Gold Terra in June 2018.
Prior to joining Gold Terra, Mr. Suda was Managing Director at Beacon Securities Limited for four years heading up the institutional trading desk. He also worked at Paradigm Capital for just under six years in resource-focused equity trading. Mr. Suda started his career at RA Chisholm as a commodity trader.
During his professional career in the financial services, Mr. Suda developed extensive networks that enable him to support companies of differing sizes and across industries to cost-efficiently raise capital, build and manage teams and develop communications strategies that create enhanced market awareness.
Mr. Suda holds a Bachelor in Environmental Studies from York University.
Elif Lévesque has over 20 years of experience in finance, treasury and strategic management, including 18 years in the mining industry (exploration, development, construction and operation stage). She is the Chief Financial Officer and one of the founders of Nomad Royalty Company Ltd. From 2014 to February 2020, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Prior to this, Ms. Lévesque was Vice president and Controller of Osisko Mining. From 2002 to 2008, she worked at Cambior Inc., which was acquired by Iamgold Corporation in 2006.
Ms. Lévesque is a member of the Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec and holds an MBA with honours from Clark University, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Laurie Gaborit has over 20 years of investor relations and corporate communications experience in the mining industry. She recently held the position of Vice President, Investor Relations, at Detour Gold Corporation. As a key member of Detour Gold’s management team, she participated in the company’s initial public offering in 2007 and its transformation from exploration company to intermediate gold producer within a seven-year period, during which time Detour Gold’s market capitalization increased from $120 million to over $3 billion.
Ms. Gaborit holds a Bachelor of Science in geology (Hons.) and is a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) Board. In 2019, she was the recipient of the CIRI Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations.
Mr Dionne was an instrumental part of the Detour Gold team and director from 2006 to 2014. He helped build the Detour lake mine into one of today’s largest Canadian gold producers. Prior to his involvement with Detour, he was mine manager at Camflo Mines in Quebec, which eventually became part of Barrick Gold. Mr. Dionne spent over 20 years in the operations and development of gold properties, as Senior Vice President, Underground Operations for Barrick. In this capacity, he had operating responsibility for Barrick's underground operations. He developed the high grade Meikle mine and Rodeo project in Nevada and the Holt-McDermott Mine in Ontario. Mr. Dionne also provided technical input and leadership in the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions for Barrick. Following his tenure at Barrick, Mr. Dionne became President and CEO of Richmont Mines Inc. (2002 -2005), a junior gold producer with operations in Quebec and Newfoundland. Mr. Dionne was also a director of Aurizon Mines from 2006-2013. He is a graduate of Laval University in Quebec where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering.
Stuart Rogers has been involved in the venture capital community in Vancouver since 1987. He is the President of West Oak Capital Group, Inc., a privately held investment banking firm specializing in the early stage financing of resource projects through the junior capital markets in Canada and the United States, and has served as an officer or director of client companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Small Cap Market.
Hellen Siwanowicz brings over 25 years of business law experience. Ms. Siwanowicz is currently a corporate director and legal consultant. From 1991 to 2016, Ms. Siwanowicz practiced law at McMillan LLP and its predecessor, Lang Michener LLP, with an emphasis on securities law. She has significant experience advising public companies on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters.
Ms. Siwanowicz received her LLB degree from the University of Toronto and was named one of The Best Lawyers in Canada in 2017: Mining Law and was named to The Legal 500 Canada in 2015.