Value Through Gold



Robert A. Quartermain , , BSc (Hons), MSc, P.Geo, DSc , , Executive Chairman

Robert A. Quartermain has extensive global experience in geology, exploration and development. Over his 40-year career in the resource industry, he has established a solid track record in building shareholder value in the field of precious metals exploration and development. Dr. Quartermain was the president of Silver Standard Resource Inc. from 1985 to 2010, over which time the company grew from a small exploration company with a market capitalization of over $2 million, to a company with a producing mine, five advanced development properties, a pipeline of early stage exploration properties and a market capitalization of over $2.0 billion. Dr. Quartermain is currently the Executive Chairman of Pretium Resources, which he incorporated in 2010 and is developing the low-cost, high-grade gold Brucejack Mine in northern BC. Dr. Quartermain has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from Queen's University and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick in May 2009.

George Paspalas , , , Lead Director

George Paspalas is the President and Chief Executive Officer of MAG Silver Corp. Formerly he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurizon Mines; Chief Operating Officer, Silver Standard Resources Inc.; Executive Vice-President and Senior Vice President Projects - Technical Development, Placer Dome Inc.; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Placer Dome Africa. During his career, Mr. Paspalas has been responsible for constructing and operating complex open pit and underground mines in South Africa, Tanzania, Australia, South America and Canada. Mr. Paspalas earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) degree with Honours from the University of New South Wales in 1984.

Nicole Adshead-Bell , , Ph.D. , , Director

Dr. Nicole Adshead-Bell is a geologist with over 20 years experience in the mining sector and capital markets. She has worked for exploration, development and mining companies in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada and previously served as a director on the boards of two publicly traded mining sector companies and on the board of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia. For the last 13 years Dr. Adshead-Bell has focused on evaluating and advising mining sector companies, most recently as Director of Mining Research at Sun Valley Gold LLC (an SEC-registered investment advisor), prior to that as Managing Director Investment Banking at Haywood Securities, and as a sell-side Mining Analyst at Dundee Securities. Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Geology and Archaeology, in 1993, a First Class Honours Degree in Geology in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Geology in 2000, all from James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia.

Peter Birkey , , CFA , , Director

Peter Birkey is an Investment Executive who has over twenty years of experience investing in the financial markets and advising both public and private companies. Mr. Birkey was an Executive Vice President for Liberty Mutual Asset Management responsible for all Strategy, Public Markets, Risk Management, Real Estate and Special Situations. Prior to this, he was a Senior Vice President for AmerUs Capital Management (now Aviva USA) and a Portfolio Manager for AEGON USA. Mr. Birkey earned a MBA in Finance and Marketing with the highest honors from the University of Chicago. He is also a Charted Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Business Administration from Coe College.

Christopher Noel Dunn , , , Director

Christopher Noel Dunn is the Executive Chairman of Ero Copper Corp. He has spent most of his career working in investment banking, primarily with Goldman Sachs managing a capital underwriting business in London. In later years he worked with Bear Stearns and JP Morgan as a leader of their respective investment banking practices in mining and metals and more recently was the Managing Director of Liberty Mining & Metals, a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Investments, focused on investing in early stage mining companies, from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Dunn holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Science degree from the University of Durham.

Joseph J. Ovsenek , , P.Eng., LLB , , President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Ovsenek has over 20 years of international management and legal experience in the precious metals industry. He has been responsible for building teams and leading the growth of public resource companies from early exploration stage to production. Since joining Pretium in January 2011, he has been responsible for a broad scope of the company’s strategic corporate functions including financing and project permitting. Prior to joining Pretivm, he served for 15 years in senior management roles for Silver Standard Resources Inc., where he was responsible for financings, the acquisition and sale of several assets, and was instrumental in developing corporate strategy. Mr. Ovsenek has served as in-house and external legal counsel in corporate and securities law practice, has served as a director on the boards of a number of publicly-traded exploration companies in addition to providing corporate governance counsel. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto. Mr. Ovsenek is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Shaoyang Shen , , CPA, CMA, MBA , , Director

Shaoyang Shen is Managing Director for Overseas Development of Zijin Mining Group. Prior to this, he held various senior executive positions with Silvercorp Metals Inc. including as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for China Operations. Mr. Shen is a Member of The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario since 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from Xiamen University (China), a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Management & Professional Accounting from the University of Toronto.

David Smith , , CPA, ICD.D , , Director

David Smith is a Corporate Director who has had a career on both the finance and the supply sides of business within the mining sector, with extensive international exposure. He brings more than 30 years of financial and executive leadership experience to the Board. Mr. Smith served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finning International Inc. from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining Finning, Mr. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer and a Vice President of Ballard Power Systems, Inc. from 2002 to 2009. Previously, he spent 16 years with Placer Dome Inc. in various senior positions and 4 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Smith currently is a director of Nevsun Resources Ltd. and Paramount Gold Nevada Corporation and is a member of the Board of Governors of Collingwood School. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Sacramento. He has also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors course, Directors Education Program (ICD.D).