John Frostiak, 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.