Corporate

Board of Directors

George D. Faught

George D. Faught

Chairman and Director

George Faught is a CPA, CA with over 35 years of senior management, corporate development and operational experience in the natural resources, financial services and health services industries in the North America and International markets. He previously served as the CFO of North American Palladium, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, Dundee Capital and William Resources.  He also served as the President and CEO of Aberdeen International and First Uranium.  At North American Palladium, he was a member of the senior management team that supervised the successful major expansion of the Lac des Iles open pit PGM mine and construction of a 15,000 tonne/day concentrator located in Northwestern Ontario.   Mr. Faught has also served on the board of directors and audit committees of numerous public companies in the mining sector, several of which were subject to successful developments, financings and M&A activity.


Matthew Manson PhD

Matthew Manson PhD

President, CEO and Director

Matt was appointed President and CEO of Marathon Gold in August 2019. He has over 25 years in mining exploration, project development, construction and operation. Matt was previously the President and CEO of Stornoway Diamond Corporation where he led the C$947M project financing for the Renard Diamond Mine in north central Quebec and oversaw its successful construction and ramp-up. Prior to Stornoway (and its predecessor companies), Matt was employed by Aber Diamond Corporation (now Dominion Diamond Corporation) as Vice-President, Marketing, and thereafter Vice-President, Technical Services and Control, during which time he participated in the US$230m project financing for the Diavik Diamond Mine and oversaw Aber’s technical and marketing operations. In 2015, Matt was awarded the Viola Macmillan Award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, and in 2017 he was the Northern Miner Mining Person of the Year and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Mining and Energy, Quebec), Matt is also a director of Fiore Gold (TSXV:F) and AmAuCu Inc. (a private corporation), and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (B.Sc. Geophysics, 1987) and the University of Toronto (Ph.D. Geology, 1996).


Phillip C. Walford

Phillip C. Walford

Director

Phillip C. Walford was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Gold from December 2009 to August 2019. From March 2005 to November 2010 Mr. Walford served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon PGM Corporation. Mr. Walford was also a founder of Marathon PGM Corporation and served as a director from October 2003 to November 2006 and from May 2007 to November 2010. Mr. Walford has held senior management positions at Pamour Porcupine Mines Ltd., LacMinerals Ltd. Geomaque Explorations Ltd., and Hudson Bay Exploration and Development and has extensive international experience in gold and base metal deposits. 


Joseph G. Spiteri

Joseph G. Spiteri

Director

Joseph Spiteri is an independent director with over 35 years of international mining experience. Mr. Spiteri is an independent mining consultant focused on advanced-stage exploration, feasibility, construction, operations management and acquisitions. Prior to that, he held executive positions with Placer Dome Incorporated, Northgate Explorations Limited, Lac Minerals Limited, and Campbell Resources Incorporated. Mr. Spiteri holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. He is a member of The Canadian Institute of Mining and The Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.


Douglas H. Bache

Douglas H. Bache

Director, Compensation Committee Chair

Mr. Bache is a finance professional with executive management and board experience in both publicly-traded and private companies. He has over 25 years of corporate finance, commodity and capital markets, business and corporate development experience in mining, financial services and information technology.

Over the past twelve years, Mr. Bache has provided executive management, corporate finance and corporate strategy/M&A development services to various companies including mining, consumer and industrial products and information technology.

From 1999-2005, Mr. Bache served in various senior management roles with Vale Canada Limited (formerly, Inco Limited) and North American Palladium Ltd. In his roles with Vale Canada and North American Palladium, he was responsible for management of the treasury, commodity trading, corporate and project budgeting, financial reporting and investor relations, corporate strategy and development.

During the prior ten years, Mr. Bache’s banking career included various roles in investment and corporate banking with CIBC World Markets and Société Générale Canada, where he managed client relationships, arranged debt and equity financings and provided risk management advisory services to mining and metals, oil & gas, manufacturing and financial service companies.

Mr. Bache received a Bachelor of Mathematics in Business Management from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and has continuously enhanced his skills and expertise over 25 years through executive training in management and development programs with Smith School of Business, Queen’s University as well as various business and industry-specific certification programs.


Julian Kemp

Julian Kemp

Director

Julian Kemp is a Business Executive and Consultant. Mr. Kemp has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry, mostly serving in senior financial and administrative management roles. His experience has been focused on restructuring and transforming exploration and development companies into producers. Mr. Kemp has guided various junior mining companies with precious metals, base metals and coal operations in North America and internationally as well as mining engineering and contracting companies. Formerly, he was the Interim President & CEO of Rubicon Minerals Corporation (TSX: RMX) from April to December 2016 and Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Fortune Minerals Limited, a position he held from 2004 to 2013. He is currently the Chairman of Rubicon Minerals Corporation and a director and Audit Committee Chairman of Marathon Gold Corp. (TSX: MOZ). Mr. Kemp has also previously served as a Director for a number of public companies such as Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Claim Post Resources Inc. (TSX-V:CPS) and Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Goldgroup Mining Inc. (formerly Sierra Minerals Inc.) (TSX:GGA). Mr. Kemp is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. In addition, Mr. Kemp obtained the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada) in 2012.


Janice Stairs

Janice Stairs

Director, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Janice Stairs has over 30 years’ experience working with companies involved in the resource sector. Since 2004, Ms. Stairs has held senior executive positions with various resource companies including Endeavour Mining Corporation, Etruscan Resources Inc. and Namibia Critical Metals Inc. Prior to 2004, Ms. Stairs was a partner with the law firm of McInnes Cooper (formerly Patterson Palmer) located in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she continues to act as counsel to the firm. Ms. Stairs practiced law in private practice for almost 20 years specializing in corporate finance, securities and resource-related issues for private and public companies. Ms. Stairs is currently a director and chair of the board of Trilogy Metals Inc. as well as a director of Gabriel Resources Ltd. and Sunshine Silver Mining & Refining Corporation. Ms. Stairs holds a law degree from Dalhousie University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Queens University both in Canada.


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