Our Team

Robert McLeod

President & CEO

Mr. McLeod is a professional geoscientist and is President and CEO of IDM Mining Ltd. as well as a Director of the Company.  He is a third-generation miner, born and raised in Stewart B.C., near the Company ’s flagship Red Mountain Project. Previously, he was founder and VP Exploration of Underworld Resources. Kinross Gold Corporation acquired Underworld for $140M after an initial resource estimate of over 1.4Moz gold at the White gold Deposit in the Yukon. He is a highly technical, creative and innovative exploration geologist. He was also VP Exploration and CEO of Full Metal Minerals Ltd., an Alaska-focused exploration company with numerous discoveries to his credit. He has over twenty-three years' experience in mining and mineral exploration, working for a variety of major and junior mining companies. Mr. McLeod's exploration strategy is a multi-tiered approach, including: conceptual geologic ideas with prospecting, early-stage project advancement focusing on discovery, and advancing mid-stage projects towards feasibility. As an exploration geologist and project manager at Miramar's Hope Bay project, Mr. McLeod was part of the team that discovered the Naartok deposit, as well as expanding and delineating the Boston and Doris deposits. He was previously Vice-President of Exploration for Atna Resources and is currently a an independent director of Gold Standard Ventures.  He is graduate of Geology from the University of British Columbia, with an M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration from Queens University.  He is an active volunteer in the mining industry, as an executive director of AME-BC, and as a director of the Britannia Mine Museum.

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Michael McPhie

Chairman

In a career spanning more than 20 years Michael has worked as a founder, director and executive leading the financing, permitting and development of resource projects on four continents. He is a specialist in regulatory, permitting, and governance issues in the mining sector globally. In addition to serving as Chairman of IDM Mining Ltd., Michael is the Founder and CEO of Falkirk Resource Consultants Ltd. and Managing Director of JDS Gold Ltd.

Prior to this, Michael was President and CEO of Curis Resources Ltd., a publicly traded copper mining company headquartered in Vancouver that was taken over in 2014. Michael also served as a Director and Executive Vice President of Exeter Resource Corporation, CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia and a Policy Director with Canada's Department of Natural Resources. Michael is a Director of Independence Gold, recent past Chair of the Board of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AMEBC) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University, a Masters of Science degree from Royal Roads University and is a registered Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP). He is a strong advocate for responsible development, sustainability and good practice in business globally.

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Andree St-Germain

Director

Ms. St-Germain is the Chief Financial Officer of Integra Resources Corp. (CSE:ITR). She is an experienced mining finance executive with an extensive background in banking, mining finance and financial management. She began her career in investment banking for Dundee Capital Markets Inc. As an investment banker, Ms. St-Germain worked exclusively with mining companies on M&A advisory and financing. In 2013, Ms. St-Germain joined Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:GQM) as CFO. During her tenure at Golden Queen, she played an instrumental role in securing project finance and overseeing Golden Queen as it transitioned from development and construction to commercial production. She joined Integra Gold (TSX-V:ICG) as CFO in early 2017 and helped oversee the sale to Eldorado Gold Corporation in July 2017 for C$590 million. Ms. St-Germain is a director of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX-V:BGM). Ms. St-Germain holds a Master of Business Administration (Honours) degree from the York University Schulich School of Business.

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David Parker

Director

David Parker recently joined the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Applied Science on a two year secondment as an Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence. In addition to teaching in the graduate program, Mr. Parker is developing new programs and initiatives related to governance of the extractives sector, integrated resource management and sustainable livelihoods. He is also working closely with academia, the mining industry, civil society, and government to establish the recently announced Canadian International Institute of Extractive Industries and Development.

Mr. Parker was previously Vice President Sustainability at Teck Resources Limited and is currently on secondment. Over the 22 years that he has been with Teck, Mr. Parker has led and collaborated in several initiatives to advance Teck's approach to sustainability and has been particularly focused on creating mutually respectful and collaborative relationships with First Nations people in Canada. He has conceived and implemented a number of visionary initiatives, such as the Sullivan Round Table, a conference co-chaired by Teck, the City of Kimberley and the World Bank to examine best practices in mine closure. Mr. Parker was the inspiration for the Zinc Saves Kids program with UNICEF, which is active in saving children's lives in Nepal, Peru and India. He also developed Teck's role in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and chaired the Olympic Sponsor's Sustainability Initiative.

Mr. Parker has chaired the Mining Association of British Columbia and the International Council on Mining and Metals Social and Economic Development Task Force. He currently serves as a director on the boards of UNICEF Canada, the Mining Association of British Columbia, and Science World. His education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University, a Bachelor of Law degree from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Law degree from the University of British Columbia where he has served as an adjunct professor in environmental law.

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Andrew Farncomb

Director

Mr. Farncomb graduated from the Queen's University School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree. He is a founding partner of Cairn Merchant Partners LP, an independent merchant bank offering a full range of advisory services to public and private companies. Mr. Farncomb has extensive experience advising public and private companies on mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions, in the natural resources, consumer products, industrial, technology and media sectors. Mr. Farncomb was formerly a Partner and Investment Banking professional at Paradigm Capital Inc., a Canadian investment dealer. Mr. Farncomb sits on the Board and is Chair of the Investment Committee at the Flavelle Foundation.

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Terry Harbort B.Sc. (Hons) PhD.

Director

Dr. Terry Harbort is a professional economic geologist with 25 years of multi-continent experience in mineral exploration. As Senior Geologist and later Chief Structural Geologist for the Americas Region, he was a senior member of the discovery team of AngloGold's Ashanti's La Colosa and Gramalote deposits. Dr. Harbort is a specialist in mapping and interpretation of ore geometries and ore controls covering various types of geological environments with direct applications to mineral economics from target generation, target definition and evaluation, and project management. He is a co-founder and VP{A –}Exploration of Talisker Exploration Services Inc. Talisker provides technical consulting predominantly to the Osisko Group and their investee companies. Dr. Harbort also holds the position of Chief Geoscientist at Barkerville Gold Mines and is a Director of Sable Resources (TSX-V:SAE).

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Duncan Middlemiss

Director

Mr. Middlemiss, PEng, is the president, chief executive officer and a director of Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. Prior to joining Wesdome, he was president, chief executive officer and a director of St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. until its acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. in January, 2016. Mr. Middlemiss joined St. Andrew in July, 2008, as general manager and vice-president of operations, later assuming the role of chief operating officer. He was appointed as president and chief executive officer in October, 2013. He earned a BSc in mining engineering at Queen's University in 1989 and worked for Inco Ltd. (now Vale Canada Ltd.) as mine design engineer until 1995. He subsequently joined Barrick Gold Inc. at the Holt-McDermott mine, where he held the position of chief mine engineer. In 2002, he joined Foxpoint Resources (now Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.), where he was instrumental in overseeing the rehabilitation, development and commencement of production at the Macassa mine, beginning as engineering and production manager and later as mine manager. Mr. Middlemiss is a native of Kirkland Lake, Ont., and has extensive experience in the mining of gold deposits in the Abitibi greenstone belt. Mr. Middlemiss is currently the Chairman of the Ontario Mining Association.

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Susan Neale

Chief Financial Officer

Susan Neale is a chartered accountant and has over 25 years experience of financial management experience in the mining industry working for exploration and development companies and producers.   Ms. Neale has held management roles for TSX, TSX Venture and AIM listed companies over her career which began with Viceroy Resource Corporation and was part of the team that transitioned it to a publicly traded mortgage investment corporation.    She previously worked with the Lundin Group of Companies and served as CFO for Lucara Diamond Corp.  During her career Ms. Neale has gathered experience working on gold, silver, diamond and iodine projects in North and South America, Africa and Australia.   

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Ryan Weymark

VP Project Development

Ryan Weymark, P. Eng. is VP Project Development of IDM Mining’s Red Mountain Project. Ryan has experience working on projects as a consultant, contractor and owners representative at various stages, from pre-feasibility through to completion. Prior to joining IDM Mining, Mr. Weymark was Project Manager with Ledcor Contractors Ltd. in the Heavy Civil and Mining Division. Prior to Ledcor, Ryan worked for Teck Resources Ltd. in various project and operational roles, including Mine Construction Project Manager for the Line Creek Phase II Expansion Project and Project Engineer for the Quintette Coal Operations Project. Prior to Teck, Mr. Weymark worked for SNC-Lavalin Inc. in the Mining & Metallurgy Division on various feasibility and pre-feasibility studies. Mr. Weymark holds a B.A.Sc from the University of British Columbia in Mining and Mineral Processing and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

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Dave Green

Mine Manager

Mr. Green is considered one of the top development and production miners in northwestern Canada. Based in Stewart B.C., he has several decades of underground experience throughout the north and around the world, primarily for Procon Mining for 26 years. Recent experience includes: several years at Pretium’s nearby Brucejack Project, located northwest of Red Mountain as well as 10 years with the Northair Group of Companies. His reputation for an emphasis on Safety and Productivity has enabled him to attract a top-tier team of miners and support crews working under his leadership.

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Vanessa Pickering

Vanessa Pickering

Manager of Corporate Communications

Vanessa Pickering has 14 years of junior mineral exploration company experience with a focus on marketing, communications and First Nation engagement. Prior to joining the IDM team, Vanessa worked with ATAC Resources Ltd. for over seven years and has managed corporate communications for Laurentian Goldfields Ltd.(now Pure Gold Mining) and for StrataGold Corporation (sold to Victoria Gold Corp.). Ms. Pickering has worked closely with public company board and management teams to secure analyst coverage, assist with equity financings and implement internal procedures to ensure open and transparent communications between public companies and their shareholders. She has also worked with Catana Consulting and Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd. providing community and First Nations relations to a variety of mineral exploration companies. Ms. Pickering also is a Director and Vice President of SIREM – the Society of Investor Relations Executives in Mining.

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Gernot Wober

Advisory Board

Mr. Wober, B.Sc., P.Geo. is Vice-President of Exploration for Oban Mining (TSX:OBM).  He has over 25 years diverse exploration and mining experience including 16 years for the Hunter Dickinson Group. He has extensive experience with Canadian projects, particularly in British Columbia and Yukon. He has worked on numerous deposit types and metallogenic belts, including in: USA (Alaska and Nevada), Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Eritrea, Mozambique and South Africa.

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Maryse Bélanger

Maryse Bélanger

Advisory Board

Ms. Bélanger has over 30 years of experience with senior global gold companies with strengths in studies, technical services and operational excellence and efficiency. Ms. Belangér is currently President, COO and a Director of Atlantic Gold Corporation, positions she´s held since November 2017 and before that was COO from July 2016. Prior to that, she was CEO and Managing Director of Mirabela Nickel Ltd. where she was responsible for the restructuring of that company´s Santa Rita mine in Brazil during a period of extremely low metal prices. From 2011 to 2014, Ms. Bélanger was a senior executive with Goldcorp, ultimately as Senior Vice President Technical Services.

Ms. Belangér currently serves on the board of directors for Sherritt International Corporation, Sigma Lithium Resources Corporation and Plateau Energy Metals Inc. Ms. Bélanger holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Université du Québec Chicoutimi and a graduate certificate in Geostatistics and the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Jim Gowans

Jim Gowans

Advisory Board

Mr. Gowans has more than 30 years of experience in exploration, feasibility studies, construction and operations, including the Red Dog and Polaris mines. He was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Arizona Mining Inc, and Co-President & EVP & COO of Barrick Gold. Prior roles included Managing Director of Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd., President and CEO of De Beers Canada Inc., COO & SVP of PT Inco Indonesia tbk and EVP of Placer Dome Inc.

Mr. Gowans currently serves on the board of directors of New Gold Inc., Detour Gold Corporation, Cameco Ltd. and Titan Mining Corporation, as well as Gedex Technologies Inc., an innovative geophysics systems company. Mr. Gowans is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in mineral engineering from the University of British Columbia and attended the Banff School of Advanced Management.

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