George N. Mannard, Interim President and CEO, Chairman and Director
Mr. Mannard is a Professional Geologist with over 30 years’ experience. Mr. Mannard was the Vice President Exploration of Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. from 1994 to 2017 and CEO and Director of Moss Lake Gold Mines Ltd. from 1995 to 2015. He has developed 8 gold mines and is co-credited with discovery of the Louvicourt base metal mine, Val d’Or Quebec. His experience ranges from grassroots prospect targeting through development of underground and surface mining operations and production to mine closure and rehabilitation. Working with junior companies has provided him experience in all aspects of public company administration, strategic acquisitions and restructuring, mergers and financing. Mr. Mannard holds a Bachelor Science honours in Geology, diploma Geological Science in Mineral Exploration and a Master degree in applied science in Mineral Exploration.
Donald R. Siemens, Director
Mr. Siemens brings over 30 years of experience to the board as a Chartered Professional Accountant, including 8 years in public practice as a partner with major accounting firms, 8 years in senior executive positions in industry and 25 years as a self-employed Financial Services executive. Mr Siemens has been an independent financial advisor, specializing in Corporate Finance, cross-border transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions since 1989. He currently serves as a Director and Audit Committee Chair for Arizona Mining Inc., Atlantic Gold Corporation, Skeena Resources Limited, Eros Resources Corp and Hansa Resources Ltd. Previously, Mr. Siemens was Partner-in-Charge of Thorne Ernst & Whinney’s (now KPMG) Vancouver office Financial Advisory Services group. Mr. Siemens obtained a B.A. from the University of British Columbia followed by a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant) designation.
Ron Stewart, P.Geo, Director
Mr. Stewart is a mining professional with over 30 years of international experience in exploration, project development, operations and the capital markets. In December 2016, Mr. Stewart was appointed President and CEO of Eros Resources Corp., a junior resource exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of resource projects in the Americas. Prior to that, Mr. Stewart spent eight years in the capital markets industry as a top ranked equity analyst and investment banker: From December 2015 to November 2016, Managing Director, Mining Research at Dundee Capital Markets; from July 2014 to November 2015, Managing Director, Mining Equity Research at Macquarie Capital Markets (Canada) Ltd.; from January 2013 to June 2014, Managing Director, Investment Banking at Clarus Securities Inc.; and from September 2008 to December 2012, Senior Mining Analyst at Dundee Capital Markets. He also served as President and CEO of Verena Minerals Ltd. which later was renamed Belo Sun Mining. Prior to that, he worked as Executive Vice President of Exploration for Kinross Gold Corp. for over five years following a sixteen year career with Placer Dome Inc.
Robert Wares, Director
Mr. Robert P. Wares is a Professional Geologist and has been Executive Vice-President of Exploration and Resource Development at Osisko Mining Inc. since October 2016. Mr. Wares currently serves as the President of l’Ordre des géologues du Québec and is a member of the mining advisory board to the Autorités des marchés financiers du Québec. Mr. Wares is a co-founder of Osisko and is responsible for the discovery of the Canadian Malartic gold deposit which was developed into Canada’s biggest gold mine by Osisko Mining. He has 35 years of experience in mineral exploration and research. He served as Chief Geologist of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. until August 31, 2016. Mr. Wares served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Niogold Mining Corp. from September 2014 to March 2016. He served as a Senior Vice President of Exploration & Resource Development at Osisko Mining Corporation from February 2014 to August 2014 and earlier from February 2011 to October 2012. He served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Brett Resources Inc. (Osisko Hammond Reef Gold Ltd.) from June 2010 to June 2014. He served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Osisko Mining Corporation from March 2006 to February 2011. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Osisko Exploration Ltd. from August 1998 to March 2006 and served thereafter as its Executive Vice President.. He has been Chairman of the Board and Director of Komet Resources Inc. since March 2014. He has been a Director of Osisko Mining Inc. since January 15, 2013. He has been an Independent Director of Bowmore Exploration Ltd. since December 22, 2008. He was an Independent Director of Augusta Resource Corp. from April 1999 to June 2014 has been independent Director of Arizona Mining Inc. since May 5, 2006. Mr. Wares has a B.Sc. in Geology and Honorary Doctorate in Science from McGill University.
Hervé Thiboutot, Director
Mr. Thiboutot has been a major contributor to the co-discovery of more than 20 million ounces of gold during his 35 years career working for major, mid-tier, and junior mining companies. He brings to Beaufield, as Independent Director, a wealth of experience in all aspects of exploration from generating, negotiating and managing projects, to corporate, community and governmental relations, and in liaising with project and mine development engineers. Mr. Thiboutot is a geological engineer graduating from Laval University, Québec City, QC, and is a member in good standing with the “Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec”.
Vatché Tchakmakian, CPA, CA, CFO and Secretary
Vatche is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years experience in the minerals industry. He is specialized in the field of public companies and securities regulations in Canada. Vatche has been an officer of several public companies in the mineral sector having operations in Canada, South and Central America and Africa. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Beaufield in January 2005. Vatche is a member of the TSXV National Advisory Committee in Quebec.
Mathieu Stephens, P. Geo, Vice President of Exploration and Corporate Development
Mathieu is professional geologist who joined the Beaufield team in 2008 and has worked on several of the company’s projects since. He has a deep understanding of geographic information systems and new exploration technologies and how they are applied to mineral exploration. He was previously employed as a manager for Canaccord Capital.
Code of Ethics
Directors, officers and employees of Beaufield Resources must adhere to and advocate the following principles and responsibilities governing professional and ethical conduct.
To the best of their knowledge and ability, Beaufield’s directors, officers and employees shall:
- act with honesty and integrity in our interaction with customers, suppliers, competitors, employees and others;
- avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest in personal and professional relationships;
- provide constituents with information that is accurate, complete, objective, relevant, timely and understandable;
- comply with rules and regulations of federal, provincial and local governments, and other appropriate private and public regulatory agencies;
- act in good faith, responsibly, with due care, competence and diligence, without misrepresenting material facts or allowing our independent judgment to be subordinated;
- respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of our work except when authorized or otherwise legally obligated to disclose;
- share knowledge and maintain skills important and relevant to our constituents’ needs;
- promote ethical behavior in our work environment; and
- exercise responsible use of and control over all assets and resources employed or entrusted to.