Jason Simpson, P.Eng.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Simpson is a mining executive with over 24 years of experience in operations leadership, mining engineering and project construction. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of Torex Gold Resources where, over his nearly 6-year tenure, he oversaw the successful construction and operation of the ELG Mine in Mexico. Prior to Torex, Mr. Simpson spent 11 years at Vale in various roles of increasing responsibility ending his tenure as General Manager of the Labrador Operations (Voisey’s Bay) in 2013. Mr. Simpson also worked at McIntosh Redpath Engineering on mining studies for companies including Barrick, Freeport McMoran, CVRD, Rio Tinto and Falconbridge, among others, where he gained global multi-commodity experience and perspective. Mr. Simpson holds dual degrees in Mining Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and in Physics from Dalhousie University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Morin joined Orla from Goldcorp Inc. where he spent 11 years in various finance and operations roles, as well as acquiring significant capital markets experience in his roles as Director of Corporate Development and more recently heading the investor relations function. Mr. Morin holds a Bachelor of Arts in geology from Colgate University and a MBA from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Cormier is a Metallurgical Engineer with 28 years of experience in the mining industry. He most recently served as Vice-President Development and Construction at Alamos Gold. Prior to that, he served as Project Manager at AuRico Gold where he advanced the development of the Young-Davidson mine. He also held various roles for Noranda, Barrick Gold, SNC-Lavalin and Cambior.
Chief Sustainability Officer
Ms. Eddine has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry and was previously a sustainability and corporate governance consultant with mandates in countries such as Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. She has also worked at Hudbay Minerals, Bear Creek Mining, AngloGold, and Anglo American in roles primarily focused on governance and sustainability management. Ms. Eddine has a Master in Community Development from the University of Victoria and is completing a Doctor of Business Administration degree at the Royal Roads University, with a dissertation on risk management strategies to further mitigate social and environmental negative impacts in mining.
Senior Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Guerard brings to Orla 30 years of global mining industry experience having worked in various roles at companies including Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold, and Inmet Mining. He has led teams in the successful discovery of mineral deposits and resource expansions. Mr. Guerard was recently Senior Vice-President, Exploration at McEwen Mining where he oversaw exploration activities across the Americas. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Geology, from the University of Montreal.
Non-Executive Chairman, Director
Mr. Jeannes served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldcorp Inc. from 2009 until April 2016, and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development from 2006 until 2008. From 1999 until the acquisition of Glamis Gold Ltd. by Goldcorp, he was Executive Vice President, Administration, General Counsel and Secretary of Glamis. Prior to joining Glamis, Mr. Jeannes worked for Placer Dome Inc., most recently as Vice President of Placer Dome North America. From January 2017 to February 2019, Mr. Jeannes served as Director of Tahoe Resources Inc. Following the acquisition of Tahoe Resources Inc. by Pan American Silver Corp., Mr. Jeannes was appointed as a Director of Pan American Silver Corp. He is also a Director of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (formerly Silver Wheaton Corp.) and serves as a University of Nevada, Reno (“UNR”) Foundation Trustee (a non-profit Board). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNR and graduated from the University of Arizona School of Law with honours in 1983. He practiced law from 1983 until 1994 and has broad experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, public and private financing and international operations.
Mr. Haldane is a mining professional with 40 years of operating and project development experience including 15 years in Mexico. Mr. Haldane most recently held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations - USA & Latin America at Agnico Eagle from 2014 until February 2017. Mr. Haldane holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Montana Tech and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Ms. McGregor served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tahoe Resources Inc. from August 9, 2016 until the acquisition by Pan American Silver Corp. on February 22, 2019. Ms. McGregor is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and, prior to her role as Chief Financial Officer, served as Tahoe Resources Inc.’s VP Treasurer. She directed financial planning, corporate liquidity, financial reporting and risk management. Prior to joining Tahoe Resources Inc., she worked at Goldcorp from 2007 to 2013 where she held various financial roles including Director of Project Finance and Cost Control; Administration Manager at the Peñasquito mine; and Director of Risk. Ms. McGregor has also served as a director of Kinross Gold Corporation since November 6, 2019. Ms. McGregor began her career at KPMG as Audit Manager. She holds a B.A. (Hons) from Queen’s University in Kingston.
Mr. Robitaille is Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development, Business Strategy and Technical Services at Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. Prior to this nomination and since 1988, he served Agnico Eagle in various senior executive roles for Business Strategy, Technical Services, Project Development and Operations. Before joining Agnico Eagle, Mr. Robitaille worked as a metallurgist with Teck Mining Group and served as a Director of Pershimco Resources Inc. (2011 to 2016). Mr. Robitaille is a mining graduate of the College de l’Abitibi Témiscamingue with a specialty in mineral processing. Mr. Robitaille serves on the CMIC (Canada Mining Innovation Council) Board of Directors and in 2010, he won the Mineral Processor of the Year Award at the annual Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP).
Mr. Stephens is a partner at Agentis Capital Mining Partners, which provides capital markets advisory services and is Head of Engineering at Vrify Technology Inc., a mining investment technology company. Mr. Stephens also provides consulting services in the mining and technology industries through his private consulting company. He was the Vice President, Corporate Development and Marketing at Goldcorp until its acquisition by Newmont on April 18, 2019, having previously served as Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining Goldcorp, Mr. Stephens spent ten years working in investment banking and equity research at various organizations including Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. and Orion Securities. Mr. Stephens holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Harvard University.
Ms. Brown is a mining industry professional with over 25 years of experience in the mining and capital markets sectors. Most recently she was the Interim CEO of Superior Gold Inc. from 2020 to 2021. Ms. Brown is currently an Independent Director of Superior Gold Inc. (TSX) and Titan Minerals Ltd. (ASX) and was previously a Non-Executive Director for Lundin Gold Inc. and Eastmain Resources Inc. Her previous executive roles include Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development (Americas) for Newcrest Mining, Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations for Primero Mining Corp., and Director of Investor Relations for IAMGOLD Corp. Ms. Brown was also a professional engineer in the mining industry and partner of a boutique investment banking firm. She has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Curtin University in Australia and has completed the Chartered Business Valuator course at York University.
Mr. Langley is Vice President, Corporate Development at Newmont. Prior to joining Newmont in 2022, he spent over 15 years working in investment banking, at both National Bank Financial and Bank of America, and was most recently Managing Director, Head of North American Metals & Mining for Bank of America. Mr. Langley has worked on numerous equity and debt capital markets transactions as well as M&A transactions, including acting as financial advisor to Agnico Eagle on its 2021 merger transaction with Kirkland Lake Gold. Mr. Langley holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Richard Ivey School of Business, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queens University.