Board of Directors

Mark Wellings

Mark Wellings

Chairman

Mr. Wellings is a mining professional with over 25 years of international experience in both the mining industry and mining finance sector. From 1988-1994 Mr. Wellings worked in the mining industry both in Canada and Australia with a variety of companies and roles acquiring valuable relevant experience in exploration, development and production. In 1996, Mr. Wellings joined the investment dealer GMP Securities L.P. where he co-founded the firm's corporate finance mining practice. During his 18 years at GMP, Mr. Wellings was responsible for, and advised on, some of the Canadian mining industry's largest transactions, both in equity financing and M&A. Mr. Wellings is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Geological Engineering.

Tamara Brown

Tamara Brown

Director

Ms. Brown is a mining industry professional with over 25 years of experience in the mining and financial sectors. She has been an Independent Director of Superior Gold since 2017 and Interim CEO from July 2020 to June 2021.  Ms. Brown has also been a Non-Executive Director for Lundin Gold Inc. and Eastmain Resources Inc. Her career includes being 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 an investor relations consultant for several junior exploration companies, partner of a boutique investment banking firm and a professional engineer in the mining industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Curtin University in Australia and has completed the Chartered Business Valuator course at York University.

Chris Jordaan

Chris Jordaan

Director

Mr. Jordaan has 30 years of international processing and mining industry experience. He has extensive management and operations expertise at global senior and mid-tier mining companies. Mr. Jordaan was most recently with Newcrest Mining Ltd., Australia's largest gold miner, as Programme Director for transformation of PNG operations, General Manager of Lihir Gold Mine, one of the world's largest gold mines and Chief Performance Officer. Prior to that, he was the CEO of International Ferro Metals Limited, an LSE listed chrome mining and smelting company. Mr. Jordaan holds a Masters degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. 

Damien Marantelli

Damien Marantelli

Director

Mr. Marantelli is an experienced mining engineer with extensive operational and leadership experience across a variety of commodities and 40 years of international mining industry experience. Mr. Marantelli's most recent roles have been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Metals X, Chief Operating Officer of Primero Mining and senior management positions with First Quantum Minerals, Inmet Mining and WMC Resources.  Previously, Mr. Marantelli held the role of General Manager of the Sentinel copper mine in development by First Quantum Minerals, where he was responsible for leading approximately 3,500 employees through the final stages of commissioning and ramp-up of open pit and processing operations. He was also the Managing Director of First Quantum Minerals' (previously Inmet Mining's) Las Cruces copper mine and the Managing Director of the Çayeli underground copper and zinc mine. Prior to this, Mr. Marantelli was the General Manager of BHP Billiton's (previously WMC Resources) Mount Keith operations and oversaw the expansion of annual capacity from 18 million to 40 million bank cubic metres per year over a two year period.

René Marion

René Marion

Director

Mr. Marion has over 30 years of experience in the Mining Industry in both technical and management roles. Most recently, Mr. Marion was President, CEO and Director of AuRico Gold Inc. from 2007 to 2012, where he oversaw the acquisition and development of AuRico’s flagship Young-Davidson Mine. Prior to AuRico, he spent over 12 years at Barrick Gold Corp. where he held several senior positions including a position in which he provided technical advice and input into their Australian assets, including the Plutonic Gold mine. He was previously the Chairman of the Board of Richmont Mines Inc. and currently serves on the Board of Guyana Goldfields Inc.

Mr. Marion is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and holds a BScE in Mine Engineering from Queens University.

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