John Frostiak1,2,3, Chairman, P. Eng. and Q.P.
Mr. Frostiak is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum. Currently, Mr. Frostiak is Chairman of Colossus Minerals Inc. (non-executive) and an advisor to Gowest Gold. Previously, Mr. Frostiak was Corporate Project Manager for Barrick Gold Corporation from 2008 to July 2012 responsible for the Kabanga Ni project (Xstrata Ni is the operator), capital project risk assessment and the Barrick Development System, which is minimum standards required for conducting studies and executing projects. Mr. Frostiak continues to provide support to Barrick in these areas on an as needs basis. In prior years, he held other positions within Barrick Gold Corporation and was responsible for numerous technical accomplishments, including leading the development of the process plant and surface facilities for the Pierina mine in Peru, the Bulyanhulu mine in Tanzania, and the Cowal mine in Australia.
Claudio Mancuso, Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mancuso has over 10 years experience in the mining industry and capital markets. Prior to joining Colossus, he served as Vice President, Treasurer of Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited, a position he held since January 2009. Prior to that appointment, he served Agnico-Eagle in various financial management positions. Prior to joining Agnico-Eagle in 2002, he held positions at the Ontario Securities Commission and BDO Dunwoody LLP, a public accounting firm. Mr. Mancuso was appointed to the Colossus Minerals Board of Directors, effective as of October 15, 2012. Mr. Mancuso is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Accountant.
J. Alberto Arias, Director
Mr. Arias has over 20 years of experience in international mining finance including being the Managing Director of Goldman Sachs - Metals & Mining Research from 1998 to 2006, covering the sector globally. Mr. Arias is originally from Peru, and has a family history, which spans three-generations, of founding and managing mining companies. Mr. Arias has engineering degrees in mining and metallurgy and an MBA (B.Sc. from the Colorado School of Mines and three Masters degrees from Columbia University), mining industry operational experience, and holds a patent for a gold mineral processing technology.
David Garofalo1, Director
Mr. David Garofalo is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudbay Minerals Inc.. Prior to assuming his current role in 2010, Mr. Garofalo served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and a director with Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited, where he worked from 1998. From 1990-1998 Mr. Garofalo worked in various finance roles including Treasurer with Inmet Mining Corporation. Mr. Garofalo, a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm.) and a Chartered Accountant, serves on the board of directors of Mackenzie Health Foundation.
Greg Hall3, Director and Q.P.
Mr. Hall is a seasoned geologist with over 40 years of international experience. From 1988-2005, he was employed by the Placer Dome group of companies, serving as Chief Geologist -World Wide during the last five years he was there. Placer Dome was later acquired by Barrick Gold Corporation in early 2006. Over the course of his illustrious career, Mr. Hall had a senior role in the discoveries of both Barrick Gold’s Granny Smith mine and Rio Tinto’s Yandi iron ore mine. In addition, he took part in the discoveries of Keringal and Wallaby in Australia’s Eastern Goldfields, as well as the definition of AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise gold mine. Mr. Hall holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Mel Leiderman1,2, Director
Mr. Leiderman, CPA, CA, TEP, ICD.D, is the managing partner of the Toronto accounting firm Lipton LLP, Chartered Accountants. He has over 30 years experience specializing in assurance and advisory services, financing, tax, estate and strategic planning for corporations and partnerships. He has served as an independent director of Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited since January 2003, has been a member of the Audit Committee since January 2003, and served as Chair of the Audit Committee from May 2005 to April 2011. He has served as an independent member of the Board of Trustees of Morguard North American Residential REIT and as a member of the Audit Committee since April 18, 2012. Mr. Leiderman served as an Independent Director of Vale Inco. (Formerly CVRD Inco Limited) from October 2006 to 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor (B.A.) and is a certified director of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).
Douglas Reeson1,2, M.B.A. Director
Mr. Reeson is a business executive with experience as an officer and director of a number of junior public companies. Currently Mr. Reeson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gossan Resources Limited, and a director of Lithium Americas Corp., Mega Uranium Ltd., and Soltoro Ltd. In prior years, he held a number of positions in the investment industry, including the Executive Director of Listings for the Toronto Stock Exchange, Vice-President and Director of Davidson Partners, Midland Doherty & Yorkton Securities and, earlier, as an Investment Analyst at Burns-Fry.
John S.M. Turner2, Director
John S.M. Turner is a Partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and the Leader of its Global Mining Group. Mr. Turner has been involved in many of the leading corporate finance and M&A deals in the resources sector with clients including issuers, underwriters and resource companies active throughout Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Mr. Turner's work has been recognized on numerous occasions including Best Lawyers in Canada for Natural Resources Law, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Mr. Turner is the recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and is a member of both the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales.
1Member of the Audit Committee
2Member of the Compensation, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
3Member of the Health, Safety, Environmental & Community Committee