Corporate

Management and Directors

Jason Simpson, P.Eng.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jason Simpson, P.Eng.

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.


Etienne Morin

Chief Financial Officer

Etienne Morin

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.


Andrew Cormier

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Cormier

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.


Sylvain Guerard

Senior Vice President, Exploration

Sylvain Guerard

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.


Charles Jeannes

Non-Executive Chairman, Director

Charles Jeannes

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.


Richard Hall

Director

Richard Hall

Mr. Hall was appointed a director of IAMGOLD Corporation in 2012. Mr. Hall brings over 40 years of exploration, development, mining and corporate experience to the Corporation. Mr. Hall is a former Director of Kaminak Gold Corporation from February 2013 to July 2016. Mr. Hall served as Chairman of Klondex Mines Ltd. from September 2014 until July 2018 when it was acquired by Hecla Mining Company. From 1999 to 2008 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Metallica Resources Inc., where he was involved in all aspects of the corporation’s development including the financing, construction and commissioning of the Cerro San Pedro gold-silver mine in Mexico. While at Metallica, the El Morro deposit was discovered in Chile and was brought through to a final feasibility study in conjunction with Metallica’s operating partner on the project, Xstrata Copper. In August 2008, Metallica was part of a $1.6 billion merger with Peak Gold Ltd. and New Gold Inc. to form what is now New Gold Inc. Mr. Hall also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Northgate Minerals from July 2011 until October 2011 when Northgate was acquired by AuRico Gold Inc. From 2008 until 2011 he held the position of Chairman of Grayd Resource Corporation, which was acquired by Agnico Eagle in November 2011. Mr. Hall holds a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in Geology and an MBA from Eastern Washington University. He has also completed an Executive Development Program at the University of Minnesota.


George Albino

Director

George Albino

Dr. Albino, Ph.D., is a geologist and was a Managing Director and Mining Analyst at GMP Securities, L.P., Research Division from 2010 until 2016. Prior to this, he was an Analyst at Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., Research Division from June 2002 until 2010, focusing on North American precious metal producers and exploration companies as well as base metal, uranium and diamond companies. Dr. Albino has over 35 years of experience in mining and finance, having been a geologist for 18 years and as a highly-ranked sell side analyst covering mining (principally gold) stocks for 19 years. Before joining the financial services side of the business, he worked for 18 years in the mining industry, academia and government as an Exploration and Research Geologist exploring for precious metals, base 17 metals and diamonds. He is also currently the Chairman of the board of directors of Eldorado Gold Corporation (since October 2016). Dr. Albino has a Ph.D. from The University of Western Ontario, an M.S. from the Colorado State University and a B.A.Sc. from Queen’s University.


Tim Haldane

Director

Tim Haldane

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.


Elizabeth McGregor

Director

Elizabeth McGregor

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.


Jean Robitaille

Director

Jean Robitaille

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).


David Stephens

Director

David Stephens

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.


Eric Colby

Director

Eric Colby

Mr. Eric Colby has been Vice President, Strategic Communications at Newmont since March 2020. Prior to this role, he served in the Corporate Development group at Newmont since 2013 where he had an active role in a number of transactions including the acquisition of Goldcorp and the formation of the Nevada Gold Mines Joint Venture in 2019, the divestiture of Batu Hijau in 2016 and the acquisition of the Cripple Creek and Victor mine from AngloGold Ashanti in 2015. Mr. Colby joined Newmont in 2007 and has held a variety of roles in the corporate office. Mr. Colby holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Denver.



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