Mr. MacInnis is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of MAG Silver Corp. (“MAG”). During his tenure at MAG, he directed and led one of the mineral industry’s most successful explorers through the discoveries of the high-grade Juanicipio/Valdecanas silver veins and the discoveries of the Upper Manto and Pegaso silver, lead and zinc mantos at Cinco de Mayo, all in Mexico. Mr. MacInnis has forty years experience in mineral exploration worldwide. He has managed and directed multi-million dollar exploration programs for MAG, Noranda Exploration, Battle Mountain Gold/Hemlo Gold and Sargold Resources. Mr. MacInnis has extensive global experience (including Ireland) in exploration, property acquisitions and joint ventures, management and operations. A significant number of exploitable mineral discoveries have been made under his guidance, including gold and base metal deposits in the United States, Canada and Mexico. He is also a director of MAG and the present Chairman of the Board of Balmoral Resources Ltd. Mr. MacInnis is an accredited director and is a graduate of Saint Francis Xavier University with a B.Sc. in Geology.
Mr. Jaworski, based in Dublin, Ireland, has been the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since incorporation and a director of GERL since June 15, 2015 and provides his services on a full time basis. Mr. Jaworski has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry, commencing his career as an exploration geologist for over 6 years followed by 12 years as a mining analyst at J & E Davy and Raymond James Ltd. During his time as an exploration geologist he was involved in properties located in Canada, Russia and Costa Rica and was associated with the early stages of the Coffee Creek gold discovery in the Yukon. Mr. Jaworski has a Bachelors of Science (Hons) in Geology from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Bitelli has over 30 years of experience in the resource industry and in public accounting, having worked both in North America and Europe. Most recently, he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lundin Gold Inc. until March 2023 when he retired. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Red Back Mining Inc., a gold mining company with two African operations that traded on the TSX until its $9.2 billion takeover in 2010, and for other mining companies between 2010 and 2016. He is also a director of one other natural resource company, Montage Gold Corp.
Mr. Cahill is a director of Excellon Resources, a silver producer in Mexico, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Excellon from 2012 to July 2022. Previously, he was Corporate Secretary and Vice President Corporate Development with the Pelangio group of companies, where he was involved in negotiating Pelangio Mines’ merger with Detour Gold Corp. and Pelangio Exploration’s acquisition of the Manfo Project in Ghana (site of seven subsequent gold discoveries). Mr. Cahill began his career as an associate lawyer at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, where he provided advice on a number of public/private M&A and financing transactions valued at over $15 billion. Mr. Cahill is a member of the Transplant Cabinet at the University Health Network, and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Mr. Klassen is an accomplished M&A and corporate lawyer, having been a principal legal advisor on more than $150 billion of M&A transactions since 1995, among other corporate transactions. Mr. Klassen recently served on the Board of Trustees for Noranda Income Fund as well as currently serves as part-time General Counsel of Jervois Mining Limited (ASX & TSX-V: JRV). Mr. Klassen was previously General Counsel for Glencore plc (LSX, HKSE, JSE), responsible for the global legal function until retiring in May 2016, based in Baar, Switzerland. Prior to joining Glencore, Ken was a senior partner in the Toronto offices of Bennett Jones from 2010 through 2012 and of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg from 2001 through 2010. Ken holds an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa (1993) and a BA (Hons) from Queen’s University (1988). He qualified as a lawyer in Ontario, Canada in 1995 and in California, USA in 2001.