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Mr. Hynes is a geological engineer, having worked as head of exploration for Lafarge Northwest Division and serves as Board member for various companies in the mining sector, including his role as Executive Chair of KORE Mining Ltd. With over 15 years in the mining and metals sector, his experience includes preliminary resource identification, resource evaluation and testing, reserve calculations, property acquisition and financial analysis. Mr. Hynes is a founder of Reperio Resources Corp. and KORE Mining Ltd. Mr. Hynes holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (1999) specializing in geological and geotechnical engineering from the University of New Brunswick.
Mr. Ovsenek has over 20 years of experience in the precious metals industry. Before founding P2 Gold Inc. where Mr. Ovsenek is founder, CEO and Director, he was President and CEO of Pretium Resources Inc. where he led development of the high-grade gold Brucejack Mine, which has been operating profitably since commercial start-up in 2017. Prior to Pretium, he served for 15 years in senior management roles for Silver Standard Resources Inc. Mr. Ovsenek holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and holds the Chartered Director (C.Dir) designation.
Mr. Trebilcock has over 25 years of experience as a process engineer, management consultant, and mining executive. He is currently CEO of KORE Mining Ltd ad previous to that was Chief Development Officer of Nevsun Resources, responsible for strategy, corporate development, investor relations and exploration. Nevsun sold to Zijin Mining for $1.9 billion after a year-long contested defense process led by Mr. Trebilcock. Mr. Trebilcock also drove M&A at Nevsun, including the 2016 acquisition of Reservoir Minerals, and led Nevsun’s investor relations program for almost a decade. Mr. Trebilcock holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, an MBA from Queen’s University and is a Chartered Director.
Mr. Whittle is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 30 years of senior executive experience in the mining industry. Most recently, Mr. Whittle was Chief Financial Officer of Alexco Resource Corp. for seven years and prior to that CFO of Hillsborough Resources Limited. Mr. Whittle has extensive experience on audit, compensation and special committees and is currently on the boards of Viva Gold Corp., Treasury Metals Inc., and Kalo Gold Corp. where he serves on or chairs the Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Whittle holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of British Columbia.